Apply updates and extensions to Retail Cloud Scale Unit

Important

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If you are updating a Tier-2 sandbox or production environment on application version 8.1.2 or newer and have initialized Retail Cloud Scale Unit, you will also need to update Retail channel components. This topic shows how to apply updates and extensions to Retail Cloud Scale Unit.

Updates to Retail Cloud Scale Unit are cumulative. This means that any update that you apply will include all previously released changes. Applying a Retail deployable package for extensions is also a cumulative process and will replace the previously deployed version of the extension.

Prerequisites

Before you proceed, you must first apply updates and extensions (if applicable) to the environment. For more information, see Apply updates to cloud environments.

To update Retail Cloud Scale Unit, run the following steps for each Retail Cloud Scale Unit:

  1. On the Environment details page, go to Environment features > Retail.
  2. On the Retail deployment setup page, select Update.
  3. In the selection panel, select the version to update to.
  4. You can also choose to apply an extension at the same time.

To apply an extension to a Retail Cloud Scale Unit, run the following steps:

  1. On the Retail deployment setup page, select Apply Extension.
  2. In the selection panel, select the extension to apply.

Note

You must first upload the Retail deployable package to the project asset library in Lifecycle Services (LCS), before you can select to deploy it on the Retail deployment setup page in LCS.

Both Apply updates and Apply extension operations will involve a downtime of up to 1 hour. During this time, the following will occur:

  • Cloud-hosted Retail channels will not function (unless POS offline capability is enabled).
  • POS devices that have the offline capability feature enabled will have reduced functionality.
  • Any e-Commerce clients that are dependent on Retail Server will be disrupted.
  • Channels hosted on Retail Store Scale Units will remain unaffected.
  • Head office functionality will remain unaffected.

Note

Applying an extension and an update at the same time requires a single downtime, and can be an effective way of averting multiple downtimes.