Procedure for applying patch to HA Portal servers

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02-16-2017 10:08 AM
JamesGustine
New Contributor III

What is the order of operations for applying esri SPs to 2 highly available portal machines? We are looking to apply this patch to our 10.4.1 Portal.

http://support.esri.com/download/7465

I have read the Upgrade your HA portal steps

Configuring a highly available portal—Portal for ArcGIS (10.4.1) | ArcGIS Enterprise 

Is there a more simple set of instructions for a standard patch?

Thanks, 

James

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JonathanQuinn
Esri Frequent Contributor

Thanks for bringing up, we'll work on making it more clear.  Installing a patch temporarily stops the Portal service, which may trigger a fail over event, so it may come down to how much downtime is acceptable.  One approach is to stop the standby first, apply the patch to the primary, apply the patch to the standby, and then start the standby if the install process doesn't start it automatically.  I suggest you be in charge of making sure there's no failover event; depending on the speed of the install of the patch, the original primary may come up before the original standby had a chance to promote itself to primary which may cause problems.

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