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Migrating upgrade fixes to production

When you are ready to migrate your upgrade fixes, deploy your changes first to the ephemeral stage and then to production. Promoting your application and upgrading to production ensures that your application is updated with the latest features and capabilities after an upgrade. On Pega Cloud Services, you perform these steps after entering your 60-minute validation window.

Repeat the following procedure for each upgrade pipeline:

  1. If the pipeline is not open, in the navigation pane of Deployment Manager, click Pipelines and then click the name of the pipeline.

  2. Click Actions Pipeline model .

  3. At the top of the page, click the back icon.

  4. Diagnose your pipeline to troubleshoot issues and verify your pipeline configuration. For more information, see Diagnosing a pipeline in 5.3.x.

  5. Perform the following steps:

    1. In the Description field, enter descriptive text about the deployment.

    2. Click Submit.

    When you run the deployment, and Deployment Manager promotes your changes to the temporary production (ephemeral) environment. The deployment stops at the manual task in the Production stage that you added to indicate the Go-NoGo decision.
  6. For each application, perform application confidence testing on the temporary production environment. For more information, see Understanding confidence testing.

  7. If you are upgrading on Pega Cloud Services, go to My Pega Cloud and indicate your approval for the upgrade on your production environment. You can skip this step if you upgrade from an earlier version or for on-premises systems.

    1. In the My Pega Cloud portal, on the Home page, click the Action center banner.

    2. On the Upgrades stage screen, click Go-NoGo.

    3. In the Go-NoGo decision dialog box, select the checkboxes for each task to indicate that you have completed them.

    4. From the Go-NoGo Approval list, select Go to proceed with the upgrade or NoGo to abandon the upgrade.

    5. To proceed with the upgrade and initiate the rolling restart, select the Continue with immediate rolling upgrade checkbox.

    6. Click Submit.

      For more information on managing upgrades in the My Pega Cloud portal, see Upgrades.

    In Pega Cloud environments, Pega deletes the temporary production URL and initiates a rolling restart of your live (production) environment.

    If you make a NoGo decision, the upgrade does not proceed, an operations engineer contacts you for information about why the upgrade was stopped, and then the engineer reschedules the upgrade.

  8. Complete the manual approval step that represents the outcome of the Go-NoGo decision to move the application and test packages to production.

    Choice Actions
    Complete the manual step from within an email Click Accept.

    For more information, see Configuring Deployment Manager notifications.

    Complete the manual step in the pipeline
    1. If the pipeline is not open, in the navigation pane, click Pipelines Application pipelines , and then click the name of the pipeline.

    2. Click Complete.

Approving the manual step resumes the deployment to the production environment, which reimports any data instances in the application product using the application test product rule you created earlier in your upgrade pipeline.
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