It is possible to directly update your Orchestrator to v2018.2 in the following cases:
- You have the latest 2016.2 version
- You have the latest 2017.1 version
- You have any 2018.1 version
To see the latest available versions, please check the Release Notes page.
There are 2 ways to directly update:
- Using the Windows Installer (
UiPathPlatform.msi) - An in-place update that copies all your settings and creates a backup folder for the old version. It is suitable for both one node and multi-node architecture. Please note that some
web.configsettings are not copied if the version you are upgrading from was installed using the deprecated scripts.
Please note that the repair functionality of the Windows Installer is not supported.
- Using the Azure Script - a complex update of Orchestrator and its components on one or multiple nodes, in the Azure Portal.
Regardless of the way you choose to update, please note that if the database you point to does not exist, it is automatically created while running the update. If you point to an existing database, it is updated during the same process.
The Orchestrator SQL database is automatically set to be case-insensitive (“OrchDB” = “orchdb”), at installation.
If you want to use the Concurrent Runtime license type, please note that when updating to v2018.2 from an older version, if you have High-Density Robots set up, the number of runtimes per machine is automatically set to 1, and not the total number of Robots on that machine.