Upgrade steps

To upgrade the DITA CMS, you need to upgrade all the components.

Table 1. DITA CMS Core components
Step Component Procedure
1. Content Store Upgrade your Content Store
2. DITA CMS Eclipse Client Upgrade the DITA CMS Eclipse Client
3. Output Generator Install a new Output Generator and upgrade your configuration
4. Scheduler Upgrade the Scheduler

Web components (DITA CMS Web, Web Author, WCR)

DITA CMS now provides DITA CMS Web, which replaces Web Author and Web Collaborative Reviewer. The following table describes the procedures for installing and upgrading existing web components:

Table 2. Web components
4.3 deployment 4.4 deployment Procedures
  • no web component
  • DITA CMS Web
See the DITA CMS Web Installation Guide
  • WCR only
  • WCR only
Deprecated
  • DITA CMS Web
  • WCR
  • Uninstall Tomcat 6 and Glassfish 3
  • Install DITA CMS Web, see DITA CMS Web Installation Guide.
  • Move your existing WCR to the Tomcat 7 installation of DITA CMS Web.

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  • Web Author only
  • Web Author only
Deprecated
  • DITA CMS Web only
  • Uninstall Tomcat 6 and Glassfish 3
  • Install DITA CMS Web, see DITA CMS Web Installation Guide.
  • DITA CMS Web
  • Web Author

(This is not recommended)

These two components cannot be installed on the same machine. To use both:
  • Leave your existing Web Author installation on your current machine.
  • On another machine, install DITA CMS Web, see DITA CMS Web Installation Guide.

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  • Web Author
  • WCR
  • Web Author
  • WCR
Deprecated
  • WCR
  • DITA CMS Web
  • Uninstall Tomcat 6 and Glassfish 3
  • Install DITA CMS Web, see DITA CMS Web Installation Guide.
  • Move your WCR to the Tomcat 7 installation of DITA CMS Web.

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  • Web Author
  • WCR
  • DITA CMS Web

(This is not recommended)

Web Author and DITA CMS Web cannot be installed on the same machine. To use both and the WCR:
  • Leave your existing Web Author installation on your current machine.
  • On another machine, install DITA CMS Web, see DITA CMS Web Installation Guide.
  • Move your WCR to the Tomcat 7 installation of DITA CMS Web.

Contact IXIASOFT Services for more information.