31.2. Upgrading the JBoss EAP 6 Resource Plug-in

JBoss Operations Network 3.0 and 3.0.1 had a tech preview version of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6 agent plug-in. With normal upgrade processes, agent plug-ins are updated when the JBoss ON server is updated. However, tech preview plug-ins are not upgraded. The tech preview version of the plug-in must be deleted, and then the new plug-in installed.
The EAP 6 tech preview plug-in and the EAP 6 GA plug-in are treated as two separate plug-ins by JBoss ON. If the tech preview version is not deleted, then any EAP 6 resource will be discovered and listed twice in the inventory, once discovered by the tech preview plug-in and discovered again by the GA plug-in.

Note

Any configuration, monitoring data and baselines, and resource histories will be lost after upgrading to the new EAP 6 plug-in.
To load the new EAP 6 plug-in:
  1. Delete the original tech preview plug-in and purge it from the JBoss ON database. Purging the plug-in allows the server to deploy the new plug-in in its place.
    1. In the top menu, click the Administration tab.
    2. In the Configuration box on the left navigation bar, click the Agent Plugins link.
    3. Select the EAP 6 tech preview plug-in.
    4. Click the Delete button.
    5. Click the SHOW DELETED button at the bottom of the plug-ins list.
    6. Select the EAP 6 plug-in, and then click the PURGE button. This removes the entry in the JBoss ON database that tells the servers to ignore that original tech preview plug-in and any updates to it.

      Important

      Wait for the purge operation to complete before continuing with the upgrade process.
  2. If the server has not already been upgraded, upgrade the JBoss ON server, as described in the server upgrade section of the Installation Guide.
  3. Install the EAP 6 plug-in pack, as described in the installing plug-in packs section of the Installation Guide.
  4. Import the EAP 6 server and its children, and manage the resources as normal.