Upgrade to TeamForge 16.10 - All services on the same RHEL/CentOS 6.8 server

In this procedure, we'll assume that you are upgrading on the same RHEL/CentOS 6.8 server where your existing TeamForge 16.7 site is running.

Important: TeamForge 16.10 supports RHEL/CentOS 7.2. However, it also supports RHEL/CentOS 6.8 if you choose to upgrade on the same server that runs RHEL/CentOS 6.8.
In this setup, all the following services run on a single RHEL/CentOS 6.8 server (we call this server-01).
  • TeamForge Application Server
  • Black Duck Code Sight Server
  • Database Server (Operational DB and Reports DB)
  • ETL Server
  • Git Integration Server
  • SCM Integration Server (Subversion and CVS)
  • Search Server (Indexer)
  • TeamForge EventQ Server (App, MongoDB and RabbitMQ)
Attention: While you can run both EventQ and TeamForge on the same server, CollabNet recommends such an approach only for testing purposes. It's always recommended to run EventQ on a separate server for optimal scalability.
Attention: Installing or upgrading TeamForge needs root privileges. You must log on as root or use a root shell to install or upgrade TeamForge.

Do the following on the TeamForge Application Server - server-01

  1. Before you upgrade to TeamForge 16.10, uninstall hotfixes and add-ons, if any.
  2. If you have Review Board installed, uninstall Review Board.
    • cd /opt/collabnet/RBInstaller-1.9.3
    • python ./install.py -u
  3. Stop the TeamForge CLI add-on (This step is required only for TeamForge Application server).
    • service teamforge_cli_server stop
  4. Stop TeamForge.
    • /etc/init.d/collabnet stop all
  5. No backup is required for same hardware upgrades. However, you can create a backup as a precaution. See Back up and restore TeamForge and EventQ to learn more about backing up TeamForge and EventQ database and file system.
  6. Upgrade the operating system packages.
    • yum upgrade
  7. If the TeamForge server has SELinux enabled, run it in 'Permissive' mode temporarily while installing or upgrading TeamForge.
    Important: If you have SELinux in "enforcing" mode, you must either disable SELinux or switch to "Permissive" mode (recommended) before running the /opt/collabnet/teamforge/bin/teamforge provision command. TeamForge create runtime fails otherwise.
    1. Verify if SELinux is running in enforcing mode.
      • getenforce
    2. If the output of the getenforce command is "Permissive", continue with the next step. If not, run the following command to bring it to 'Permissive' mode.
      • setenforce 0
    See Set up SELinux to have TeamForge run in SELinux enforcing mode after completing the installation or upgrade.
  8. Configure your TeamForge installation repository.
    • TeamForge installation repository configuration for sites with internet access
    1. Contact the CollabNet Support and download the TeamForge 16.10 installation repository package to /tmp.
    2. Install the repository package.
      • yum install -y /tmp/collabnet-teamforge-repo-16.10-1.noarch.rpm
    3. Refresh your repository cache.
      • yum clean all
    • TeamForge installation repository configuration for sites without internet access
    1. Contact the CollabNet Support to get the auxiliary installer package for TeamForge 16.10 disconnected installation and save it in /tmp.
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.8 64 bit RPM package: CTF-Disconnected-media-16.10.658-76.rhel6.x86_64.rpm
    2. Unpack the disconnected installation package.
      • rpm -Uvh <package-name>
    3. Note: If the Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS installation DVD is mounted already, skip the following instructions. If not, mount the DVD.
      Mount the Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS installation DVD. The DVD contains the necessary software and utilities required for installing TeamForge without internet access.

      In the following commands, replace "cdrom" with the identifier for your server's CD/DVD drive, if necessary.

      • cd /media/
      • mkdir cdrom
      • mount /dev/cdrom ./cdrom/

      If there are any spaces in the automount, unmount it first and mount it as a filepath, with no spaces.

    4. Create a yum configuration file that points to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS installation DVD.
      • vi /etc/yum.repos.d/cdrom.repo
      Here's a sample yum configuration file.
      name=RHEL CDRom 			
    5. Verify your yum configuration files.
      • yum list httpd
      • yum list apr
    6. Download the code search installation package, CodeSearch-installer-2.1.3-1.noarch.rpm from https://ctf.open.collab.net/sf/go/rel4193 and save it in the /tmp directory. To install the Black Duck Code Sight installer, run the following command.
      • cd /tmp
      • rpm -ivh CodeSearch-installer-2.1.3-1.noarch.rpm
  9. Install the following application packages.
    1. TeamForge: To install the TeamForge application packages run the following command:
      • yum install teamforge
      Attention: TeamForge installer is being optimized quite a bit. It's likely that you might come across a lot of warning messages while upgrading from TeamForge 8.2 (or earlier) to TeamForge 16.10 on the same hardware (when you run the yum install teamforge command). You can safely ignore such warning messages and proceed with the upgrade.
    2. To install the CollabNet binary application, run the following command.
      • yum install cn-binary
    3. Black Duck Code Sight: To install the Black Duck Code Sight packages run the following command:
      • yum install teamforge-codesearch
  10. Set up your site's master configuration file.
    1. Set up your site options. See Site options change log for a list of new and obsolete tokens.
      • vi /opt/collabnet/teamforge/etc/site-options.conf
    2. TeamForge 16.7 and later versions support automatic JAVA_HOME configuration. Remove the JAVA_HOME token, if present, from the site-options.conf file.
    3. Update the host name and domain name, if required.
      HOST_localhost=app database datamart etl indexer subversion cvs
      Add "gerrit" to the HOST_localhost token if you are installing GIT.
      HOST_localhost=app database datamart etl indexer subversion cvs gerrit
      Add "codesearch" to the HOST_localhost token if you are installing Black Duck Code Sight.
      HOST_localhost=app database datamart etl indexer subversion cvs gerrit codesearch
      Add "binary" to the HOST_localhost token if you are installing Nexus.
      HOST_localhost=app database datamart etl indexer subversion cvs gerrit codesearch binary
      Add "reviewboard" to the HOST_localhost token if you are installing Review Board.
      HOST_localhost=app database datamart etl indexer subversion cvs gerrit codesearch binary reviewboard
    4. Turn on the SSL for your site by editing the relevant variables in the site-options.conf file. To generate the SSL certificates, see Generate SSL certificates.
      Note: The SSL_CERT_FILE and SSL_KEY_FILE tokens need an absolute path. The SSL_CHAIN_FILE token is optional.
    5. If the token REQUIRE_PASSWORD_SECURITY is enabled, then set a value for the token, PASSWORD_CONTROL_EFFECTIVE_DATE.
      The Password Control Kit (PCK) disables, deletes or expires user accounts that don't meet the password security requirements starting from the date set for the PASSWORD_CONTROL_EFFECTIVE_DATE token. If a date is not set, the PCK disables, deletes or expires user accounts immediately. See PASSWORD_CONTROL_EFFECTIVE_DATE for more information.
    6. TeamForge 7.1 and later support automatic password creation. See AUTO_DATA for more information.
    7. Password obfuscation: The password obfuscation is enabled by default. As a result, all password-related tokens are encrypted in all the TeamForge configuration files.
      Restriction: The password-related tokens cannot contain the following characters in the site-options.conf file: $<>/\'"`
      • To disable password obfuscation, set OBFUSCATION_ENABLED=false.
      • To configure the obfuscation key, set OBFUSCATION_KEY=<Any AlphaNumeric value with length >= 8 bytes>. The default value of OBFUSCATION_KEY token is XSJt43wN.
    8. Configure the Black Duck Code Sight tokens. See Black Duck Code Sight site-option tokens.
    9. To enable the history protection feature of TeamForge Git integration, set the GERRIT_FORCE_HISTORY_PROTECTION=true. For more information, see GERRIT_FORCE_HISTORY_PROTECTION.
    10. If you have LDAP set up for external authentication, you must set the “REQUIRE_USER_PASSWORD_CHANGE” site options token to false.
    11. Make sure the PostgreSQL tokens in the site-options.conf file are set as recommended in the following topic: What are the right PostgreSQL settings for my site?
    12. Enable the POSTGRES_INTERFACE token in the site-options.conf file if the value of "ifconfig -a" is not eth0/enp0*.
    13. Configure the JBOSS_JAVA_OPTS site-options.conf token. See JBOSS_JAVA_OPTS.
      Important: All JVM parameters but -Xms1024m and -Xmx2048m have been hard-coded in the TeamForge core application. You need not manually configure any other parameter (such as -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=512m -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=128M -server -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Djsse.enableSNIExtension=false -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=600000) in the site-options.conf file.

      When you change the default value of a JVM parameter such as "-XX:HeapDumpPath", the JBoss runtime parameters include both the user defined and default values for the JVM parameter. However, JBoss runs with the user defined value and ignores the default value.

    14. Configure TeamForge site options to proxy EventQ through TeamForge. For more information, see "EventQ and TeamForge on the same server" section in this topic: Proxying EventQ through TeamForge. Also see Proxy settings and ports used by TeamForge EventQ services.
    15. Save the site-options.conf file.
  11. Deploy services.
    • /opt/collabnet/teamforge/bin/teamforge provision

    The "provision" command prompts for response before it bootstraps or migrates data during TeamForge installation and upgrade respectively. Enter "Yes" or "No" to proceed. For more information, see The teamforge script.

  12. If you have CVS integrations, synchronize permissions post upgrade. See, Synchronize TeamForge source control integrations.
  13. Run the TeamForge post installation script. For more information, see post-install.py.
    • /opt/collabnet/teamforge/runtime/scripts/post-install.py
    Note: In case you face any Git-related issues while running the post-install.py script, see Post install fails for Git. What should I do?.
  14. Install the Black Duck Code Sight license. For more information see these instructions.
  15. Run the svn_cache.sh script.
    • cd /opt/collabnet/teamforge/runtime/scripts/codesearch/
    • ./svn_cache.sh <Repository Base URL Path of the SCM Integration Server>

    Provide a repository base URL path of the SCM Integration Server, for example, "http://myint.box.net/svn/repos", where myint.box is the server with the SCM integration server.

    In addition, if you add a new integration server at some point later, you must run this svn_cache.sh script, (after creating the new integration server), on the TeamForge application server.

  16. Upgrade EventQ. See Upgrade EventQ.
  17. Apply the finishing touches and make sure everything is running smoothly after upgrading to TeamForge 16.10.
    1. Log on to the TeamForge web application using the default Admin credentials.
      • Username: "admin"
      • Password: "admin"
    2. If your site has custom branding, verify that your branding changes still work as intended. See Change your site's look and feel.
    3. Let your site's users know they've been upgraded. See Communicate with all site users at once.
  18. Remove the backup files, if any, after the TeamForge site is up and running as expected. Remove the repository and the file system backup from the /tmp/backup_dir directory.
TeamForge Avatar display issue on RHEL/CentOS 6.8
TeamForge Avatar image is not displayed properly post Review Board installation on RHEL/CentOS 6.8. Run the following commands to work around this issue:
  • yum erase python-imaging
  • yum install teamforge
  • service httpd restart
Note: After upgrade, it takes some time for the publishing repositories to get created for projects imported from other TeamForge sites.