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CA API Gateway 8.4 to 9.4 License and MySQL

Question asked by JClear on Jan 31, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2019 by Stephen_Hughes

So we have software gateways running  8.4.02 CR02_FIX on RHEL 6.10, with MySQL 5.5 and Java 1.8 (couple of different versions).   It also has an older License issued by Layer 7 for version 8.  We want to go to 9.4.x.  


Since it's a software gateway, the SSG part looks as easy as loading the 9.4.x L7P and then doing the DB update in the setup.    Am I missing something there?


Next what (if anything) needs to be done with the license.  My recollection from looking at the original text, long ago is that it was tied to the major version.  Do I need to get a version 9 license ahead of time?  Or has the licensing changed and it will be converted?


Next is when to upgrade MySQL to 5.7.  Do I need to do it before or after the L7P?   Or possibly make a few more steps.  Seems from the release notes that the appliance went from 5.5 to 5.7 in 9.2.0.  Would I need to do something like take the SSG to 9.2, then MySQL from 5.5 to 5.7, and finally SSG to 9.4?