When trying to upgrade the WA Agent from older to newer version, the upgrade may fail if properties is not setup correctly.
server$ ./setup.bin -f /opt/CA/upgrade.properties Preparing to install Extracting the JRE from the installer archive... Unpacking the JRE... Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive... Configuring the installer for this system's environment... Launching installer... Error! - Valid properties/response file not specified in command line and not found in default directory Command Line Arguments contain illegal values.
The properties file is possibly missing parameters to upgrade the agent.
Release : 11.4
Component : CA WORKLOAD AUTOMATION AGENT MONITOR
An upgrade.properties file is provided with Workload Automation Agent 11.4 and 11.5 DVD.
Here is a sample upgrade.properties file:
ACCEPT_EULA=ACCEPT INSTALLER_UI=SILENT AGENT_UPGRADE_FORCE=true AGENT_UPGRADE_PATH=/opt/CA/WA_AGENT UPGRADE_BACKUP_LOCATION=/opt/CA/agent_backups
Note: UPGRADE_BACKUP_LOCATION is optional. If it is not specified then install will create a back up of old agent inside the agent install in a directory called backup.
Change AGENT_UPGRADE_PATH to exact WA Agent current install location. Next, run this command:
setup.bin -f /path/to/upgrade.properties
For more information on upgrading, refer to this documentation link.