Installing and Upgrading
For a smooth upgrade, be sure to the review the important version-specific information regarding changes in the release that could impact functionality and performance.
Connecting to MDX Cube Sources: For instructions on how to set up SAP BW, Microsoft Analysis Services, Hyperion Essbase, or IBM Cognos TM1 connectivity in MicroStrategy, see the MDX Cube Reporting Help.
When installing MicroStrategy products on Windows environments, a set of required, third-party components are also installed. The following components are provided within a 3rdParty folder as part of the MicroStrategy installation files, and are installed automatically for a normal installation:
|3rdParty\Sequelink||SequeLink Socket Server and ODBC driver 6.0|
|3rdParty\Triedit||Microsoft DHTML Editing Controls for Applications 1.0|
|3rdParty\vcredist||Microsoft Visual C++ 2013, 2015, 2017 Redistributable|
|3rdParty\vspias||Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies redistributable|
|3rdParty\WindowsInstaller45||Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5|
|3rdParty\WSE||Microsoft Web Services Enhancements 3.0 Runtime|
If you perform a MicroStrategy installation in which these third-party components are not accessible to the installation routine, a missing requirements warning can be encountered while performing an installation. Ensure that these components are accessible for the installation and attempt the installation again.
Who Should Upgrade?
Customers who want to use the MicroStrategy features introduced in this release and customers who need fixes made in this release for MicroStrategy products should upgrade:
- MicroStrategy products 10.4.x and 2019 and above can be upgraded directly to MicroStrategy 2021.
For a list of upgrade feature impacts and an upgrade map to track which version(s) you are moving from among different MicroStrategy products, see the Upgrade Help.
Preparing for and Performing the Upgrade
Before upgrading, see the Upgrade Help for important information about preparing for the upgrade, the order in which to upgrade products, and tasks to perform after upgrading.
When upgrading a MicroStrategy system to a newer version, it is likely that products will be upgraded across several machines. The Upgrade Help includes best practices and instructions to ensure that your system upgrade adheres to the interoperability rules that MicroStrategy has certified and listed in the Compatibility and Interoperability page.
For details about uninstalling MicroStrategy, see the Adding or Removing MicroStrategy Components chapter of the Installation and Configuration Help.