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Overview


Customers can access the hi self-service portal as a single location for managing upgrades and patches on all of their production and non-production instances. The upgrade and patch processes are similar for both types of instances. Partners can upgrade and patch instances for their own company and their associated companies. Note that during the upgrade or patch process certain instance functionality, such as scheduled jobs and email, might be unavailable.

You can upgrade and patch your instance by request, as described below, or be automatically upgraded or patched by ServiceNow. For more information, see Upgrades and the Release Cycle. For additional information about the Quarterly Patching Program (QPP), see Quarterly Patching Program - Customer FAQ.

Partners can request an upgrade for associated customers. However, both the partner and the associated customer must have the version entitlement in order for the partner to submit an upgrade request on behalf of the associated customer.

See the following sites for the latest upgrade documentation:

Note: If the desired version is not available yet, it will require the "Early Access program".

 
 
 

Viewing the instance upgrade and patch information


 

  1. Access the hi self-service portal with your customer credentials.

  2. Navigate to Instances > Manage Instances .

If you are a partner and manage other company instances, use the Company Switcher below your user name to specify a different company. 

Following is a description of the various dashboard elements.

Dashboard elementDescription
Upgrade Documentation
Additional information about upgrades.
Active Company Version UpdatesA list of all of your COM records for production and non-production instances.
Known Errors
Access known error portal and search for known errors.
Entitlements
A list of all of your entitlements requests.
Actions columnActions that can be performed on the specified instance, depending on the current state of the instance.
Type

Indicates type of record created against an instance.

Ask a Question

Have a question on your scheduled upgrades? Use 'Ask a question' feature to get your queries answered by ServiceNow support.

 

 

 

Scheduling an upgrade for a production or non-production instance

 

  1. Access the hi self-service portal with your customer credentials.

  2. Navigate to Instances > Manage Instances .

  3. [Partners only] From user menu, use the Switch Company feature to select a company.

  4. Select the instance that you want to upgrade or patch.

  5. If Upgrade Available appears under the field Current Version, an upgrade or a patch is available. 

  6. In In the Actions menu, click Upgrade Instance .

  7. Upgrade an Instance service catalog item opens up per-populated with the instance name and available versions to which you can upgrade or patch the instance.





  8. Specify a date and time for the upgrade or patch either by:
    1. Using the  icon, which is placed under Select Upgrade Date and Time field
    2. By clicking anywhere on ‘Select Upgrade Date and Time’ field.

  9. Select Upgrade Date and Time dialog opens up with time slots available for an instance patch or upgrade.  

    

    • Note: Upgrade or patch available time-slots gets populated for current week. If no time-slots are available in current week, next available week is populated with available time-slots. Time-slots will be available on 30 minutes interval.
      1. Switch between weeks using  icon. 
      2. Click  on Select Upgrade Date and Time dialog to switch to a different month.

      3. Select a time slot. Validate change start date and time on time slot selection. Start date and time is shown as per users timezone in HI.

         

        • Note: Selecting the time-slot for an upgrade or patch is important. Select the upgrade or patch to start 10–15 minutes before the Upgrade scheduled job runs. This setting allows enough time for the upgrade or patch request to update HI's records about which release version your instance should be on before the Upgrade scheduled job runs.

11. Click Submit.

A confirmation message appears. If you do not need an entitlement, the change request gets created.

If you need an entitlement, the entitlement request number is included. Click the entitlement request number to view the request.

12. Click Confirm.

 
 
Modifying a scheduled upgrade or patch

  1. Navigate to the hi self-service portal.

  2. Navigate to Instances > Manage Instances .

  3. [Partners only] From user menu, use the Switch Company feature to select a company.

  4. Find the instance with the scheduled upgrade or patch that you want to modify and click CHG # under Record.



    The change request form for the upgrade or patch opens.

  5. You can modify the date and time of an upgrade or patch by clicking on Reschedule Upgrade button.

  6. Reschedule upgrade dialog opens up with time slots available for an instance patch or upgrade.  



      1. Select a time slot. Validate change start date and time on time slot selection. Start date and time is shown as per users timezone in HI.


  7. Validate Planned start date gets updated as per time slot selection on change form.

 

 

Canceling an upgrade
There are two different types of upgrades or patches that you might cancel:
  • self requested upgrade or patch
  • automatic upgrade or patch

For information about rescheduling a QPP patch, see Quarterly Patching Program Customer FAQ.

To cancel an self-scheduled upgrade or patch:

  1. Navigate to the hi self-service portal.

  2. Navigate to Instances > Manage Instances .

  3. [Partners only] From user menu, use the Switch Company feature to select a company.
  4. Find the instance with the scheduled upgrade or patch that you want to modify and click CHG # under Record.

  5. The Change request opens.Click Cancel Upgrade at the bottom of the change.

 

 

Article Information

Last Updated:2018-09-05 14:51:41
Published:2018-09-05