Upgrade System Center Orchestrator

This article provides the upgrade information for System Center 2019 - Orchestrator.

Upgrade to System Center 2019 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide information about how to upgrade to System Center 2019 - Orchestrator.

You can upgrade your installation of System Center 2016 Update Rollup (UR) 6, 1801 or 1807 Orchestrator to System Center 2019 Orchestrator by following the steps described below.

Before you attempt the upgrade, ensure that your environment is upgraded to the supported versions as described in System Requirements for System Center 2019.

Upgrade steps

Prepare to upgrade:

  1. If you are using DPM 2016, ensure you have UR6 installed.
  2. Ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer.
  3. Perform a full back up of Orchestrator database. For information about backing up the Orchestrator database, see Migrate Orchestrator between environments.
  4. Upgrade the hardware, operating system, and other software if necessary to meet the requirements of Orchestrator in System Center 2019.

Perform the upgrade:

  1. Stop all Orchestrator runbooks.
  2. Uninstall the Orchestrator management server, any runbook servers, the Web Service, and the Runbook Designer.
  3. Install the Orchestrator management server in System Center 2019, as described in Install Orchestrator.
  4. Install any Orchestrator Runbook servers in System Center 2019.
  5. Install the Orchestrator Runbook Designer in System Center 2019.
  6. If needed, install the Orchestrator Web Service in System Center 2019.

This article provides the upgrade information for System Center 1801 - Orchestrator.

You must have System Center - Orchestrator 1801 installed to apply the 1807 update. Learn more on how to install Orchestrator 1807

This article provides the upgrade information for System Center 2016 - Orchestrator.

Upgrade to System Center 1801 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide information about how to upgrade to System Center 1801 - Orchestrator.

You can upgrade your installation of System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup (UR) 14 and 2016 UR4 Orchestrator to System Center 1801 Orchestrator by following the steps described below. Before doing so, make sure your environment is upgraded to the supported versions as described in System Requirements for System Center 1801.

Upgrade steps

Prepare to upgrade:

  1. For 2012 R2, ensure you have UR14 installed and for 2016, UR4 installed.
  2. Ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer.
  3. Perform a full back up of Orchestrator database. For information about backing up the Orchestrator database, see Migrate Orchestrator between environments.
  4. Upgrade the hardware, operating system, and other software if necessary to meet the requirements of Orchestrator in System Center 1801.

Perform the upgrade:

  1. Stop all Orchestrator runbooks.
  2. Uninstall the Orchestrator management server, any runbook servers, the Web Service, and the Runbook Designer.
  3. Install the Orchestrator management server in System Center 1801, as described in Install Orchestrator.
  4. Install any Orchestrator Runbook servers in System Center 1801.
  5. Install the Orchestrator Runbook Designer in System Center 1801.
  6. If needed, install the Orchestrator Web Service in System Center 1801.

Upgrade to System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

The following sections provide information about how to upgrade to System Center 2016 - Orchestrator.

Before you start

  • Make sure your environment has the latest supported versions described in system requirements.
  • To upgrade a server running Orchestra 2012 R2 to 2016, the server must be running System Center 2012 R2 rollup 8 or later.
  • Learn more about upgrading System Center components.

Upgrade steps

Prepare to upgrade:

  1. Ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer.
  2. Perform a full back up of Orchestrator database. For information about backing up the Orchestrator database, see Migrate Orchestrator between environments.
  3. Upgrade the hardware, operating system, and other software if needed.

Perform the upgrade:

  1. Stop all Orchestrator runbooks.
  2. Uninstall the Orchestrator management server, any runbook servers, the Web Service, and the Runbook Designer.
  3. Install the new version of the Orchestrator management server. Learn more.
  4. Install the new version of any Orchestrator runbook servers.
  5. Install the new version of the Orchestrator Runbook Designer.
  6. If needed, install the Orchestrator Web Service.

Next Steps

Learn how to deploy runbooks.