WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0.4.27 or later

Upgrading to WebSphere Commerce 8.0.4.27 or greater

If you are upgrading from WebSphere Commerce 8.0.4.26 or below, to WebSphere Commerce 8.0.4.27 or greater, you must ensure that your environments are upgraded to support it.

Warning: WebSphere Commerce instance creation is not currently supported with available WebSphere Commerce fix packs that require Java 8. If you need to create a new WebSphere Commerce instance, you must do so with Java 7, before upgrading to Java 8.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. WebSphere Commerce Developer Upgrade your development environments.
    1. Install WebSphere Commerce Developer 8.0.4.27 or greater.
    2. Upgrade your development environments to Java 8.
      • If you have not upgrade your environment to Java 8 previously, upgrade your development environments to Java 8.
      • If you have previously upgraded your environments to Java 8, you must again update your environment to use the version of the Java SDK that is bundled with WebSphere Application Server.
        1. Stop the WebSphere Commerce Test Server.
        2. Obtain the WebSphere Application Server Profile name. Open the WCDEInstallDir\wasprofile\logs\AboutThisProfile.txt text file and locate the name. For example, WCDE_E~1_145207.
        3. In a command prompt, run the following commands:
          1. Set the command default to use the bundled Java version 8.0 SDK.
            WASInstallDir\bin\managesdk.bat -setCommandDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          2. Set any newly created profiles to default to use the bundled Java version 8.0 SDK.
            WASInstallDir\bin\managesdk.bat -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          3. Set your existing profile to use the bundled Java version 8.0 SDK.
            WASInstallDir\bin\managesdk.bat -enableProfile -profileName profileName -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled

            Where profileName is the profile name from the previous step.

            For example:
            W:\WebSphere\AppServer\bin\managesdk.bat -enableProfile -profileName WCDE_E~1_145207 -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled
  2. Upgrade your WebSphere Commerce production environments.
    1. Install WebSphere Commerce 8.0.4.27 or greater.
    2. Upgrade your production environments to Java 8.
      • If you have not upgrade your environment to Java 8 previously, Upgrade your runtime or cluster environments to Java 8.
      • If you have previously upgraded your environments to Java 8, you must again update your environment to use the version of the Java SDK that is bundled with WebSphere Application Server.
        Navigate to the WASInstallDir/bin/ directory and run the following commands to set the command default, set newly created profiles, and set existing profiles, to use the WebSphere Application Server bundled version of the Java 8 SDK. Repeat the existing profile command for each profile that exists.
        • AIXLinux
          managesdk.sh -setCommandDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          managesdk.sh  -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          managesdk.sh -enableProfile -profileName WASProfileName -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers

          For example:

          managesdk.sh -enableProfile -profileName demo -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers
          managesdk.sh  -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          managesdk.sh -enableProfile -profileName demo_solr -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers
        • Windows
          managesdk.bat -setCommandDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled
          managesdk.bat -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled 
          managesdk.bat -enableProfile -profileName WASProfileName -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers
          For example:
          managesdk.bat -enableProfile -profileName demo -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers
          managesdk.bat -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.8_64_bundled 
          managesdk.bat -enableProfile -profileName demo_solr -sdkName 1.8_64_bundled -enableServers
        Where WASProfileName is the name of the profile that you are modifying.
        Note: You can use the managesdk utility script to enumerate the profiles, and verify their Java version.
        • AIXLinux
          managesdk.sh -listEnabledProfileAll
        • Windows
          managesdk.bat -listEnabledProfileAll
  3. If you have, or are upgrading to a Service refresh 7 version of Java 8, such as WebSphere Application Server version 8.5.5.21 with Java version 8.0.7.0, you must revert to the previous JCE security provider.
    Using the com.ibm.crypto.provider.IBMJCEPlus security provider causes a memory leak, leading to performance implications.
    1. Open the jre/lib/security/java.security configuration file for editing in your SDK installation directory.
    2. Change the order of the security providers to place com.ibm.crypto.plus.provider.IBMJCE above com.ibm.crypto.provider.IBMJCEPlus.

      For example, your file should appear as follows:

      security.provider.1=com.ibm.jsse2.IBMJSSEProvider2
      security.provider.2=com.ibm.crypto.plus.provider.IBMJCE
      security.provider.3=com.ibm.crypto.provider.IBMJCEPlus
      security.provider.4=com.ibm.security.jgss.IBMJGSSProvider
    3. Save and close the file.
    For more information on this required change, see Service refresh 7 in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition documentation.

Results

You have successfully upgraded your environments to the latest WebSphere Commerce Version 8 fix pack.

This upgrade included:

  • Upgrading your environments to the latest WebSphere Commerce fix pack level.
  • Ensuring that your WebSphere Commerce development environment is using Rational Application Developer 9.6.
  • Ensuring that your environments are using a supported version of Java 8, with the bundled WebSphere Application Server Java SDK.
  • Ensuring that the default WebSphere Application Server JCE security provider remains IBMJCE.