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Summary: general information about upgrading to a new release of CAST AIP

Supported upgrade paths

To upgrade to CAST AIP 8.3.x please verify that your upgrade path is supported:

AIP releaseStarting point8.3.x targetPath supported?Notes
CAST AIP 8.3.x
8.3.08.3.1 - most recent Service Pack(tick)Note that is not possible to upgrade to CAST AIP 8.3.6 from 8.3.0, 8.3.1 or 8.3.2. If you are using any of these releases please upgrade to the most recent service pack.
8.3.18.3.2 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.28.3.3 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.38.3.4 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.48.3.5 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.58.3.6 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.68.3.7 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.78.3.8 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.88.3.9 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.98.3.10 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.108.3.11 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.118.3.12  - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.128.3.13 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.138.3.14 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.3.148.3.15(tick)
CAST AIP 8.2.x

8.2.0 - 8.2.6

8.3.0 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.78.3.1 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.88.3.2 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.98.3.3 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.108.3.4 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.118.3.5 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.128.3.6 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.138.3.7 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.148.3.9 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.158.3.10 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.2.168.3.12 - 8.3.14(tick)
CAST AIP 8.1.x

8.1.0 - 8.1.58.3.0 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.1.68.3.1 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
8.1.78.3.2 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
CAST AIP 8.0.x8.0.0 - 8.0.58.3.0 - most recent Service Pack(tick)
CAST AIP 7.3.x--(error)Please upgrade to CAST AIP 8.2.13 and then to CAST AIP 8.3.x.

How does a CAST AIP upgrade work?

The process of upgrading CAST AIP uses a "side-by-side" approach, i.e.:

Upgrades are performed on a "per Management Service schema basis", i.e. this means the following components undergo an upgrade to the new release of CAST AIP:

Note that Applications that do not require upgrading (or cannot be upgraded) can be manually removed from the Management Service schema and retained in a Delivery folder locked to the existing release of CAST AIP - see Information about how to prevent specific Applications from being upgraded

How do I perform an upgrade?

To upgrade to a new release of CAST AIP, you can either:

The batch script (see Automating the CAST AIP Upgrade process) should not be used to upgrade to CAST AIP 8.3.0 or 8.3.1. The script provided in those releases contains known bugs which are fixed in subsequent releases.

Impact of upgrading on existing result data

Each CAST AIP release provides new features which improve the value of the platform and justify an upgrade. However, there are a number of changes or improvements which can impact the measurement results/grades:

Therefore, please ensure that you are aware of the impacts of upgrading to a new release of CAST AIP by consulting the following documentation:

Workflow

To complete a CAST AIP upgrade, there are various steps to work through - please follow each in the order shown below: