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From time to time Visual Paradigm release new version to Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) and VPository (Teamwork Server on the cloud) which cover bunch of new features and enhancements. Thanks to the maintenance contract system, you can upgrade to new version without extra cost as long as your license is covered by maintenance. This article will teach you how to upgrade your VP-UML in single seat license as well as the VPository to new version.
Knowing which type of license you are using
If you are not sure you are running the single seat license, floating license or the subscription license, you can follow the article Find out the Type of Visual Paradigm License You Are Using to find out which type of license you are using.
If you are using VP-UML in floating license, then please follow the procedures at How to upgrade VP-UML (Floating License) and VPository to New Version to perform the upgrade. And if you are using subscription license, then please follow the procedures at How to upgrade VP-UML (Subscription License) and VPository to New Version to perform the upgrade.
For the server, if you are not sure you are using on-premises Teamwork Server, VPository or other version servers, you can follow the article Find out the Type of Version Server You Are Using to find out which type of server you are using.
If you are using on-premises Teamwork Server, then please follow the procedures at How to Upgrade VP-UML (With Single Seat License) and Teamwork Server to New Version to perform the upgrade.
Before we start
The upgrade process involves 3 steps, they are:
- Schedule a time with Visual Paradigm Support Team to upgrade your VPository
- Ask all user to commit their changes
- Upgrade VP-UML to new version
To avoid missing out any steps throughout the upgrade process, please download the following checklist and use it during your upgrade process.
Now let’s start the upgrade by schedule an upgrade time with Visual Paradigm Support Team.
You never need to make your hands dirty for any maintenance work with your VPository, while Visual Paradigm manages it for you. This including regular backup and perform server upgrade. Since both the VPository and the VP-UML need to be run in same version, to smooth your upgrade process it is recommend you schedule a time with Visual Paradigm Support Team to upgrade your VPository to new version. This can guarantee your VPository is being upgraded to new version at the scheduled time. You can send in your request by filling in the Support Request Form. Please include the date which your server needed to be ready in new version in your request and our support team will schedule it for you.
Once we got the upgrade scheduled, we can then move on to ask all users commit their changes before proceed.
VP-UML will need to do project conversion every time when it open a project file which is in old version. To avoid user doing unnecessary project conversion, it is recommended that all users do a full commit on their project to VPository before the scheduled upgrade date. Having a full commit serves for two purposes: to make sure all the modifications done by user are committed so that everyone can start on the same page after upgrade, and to boots the performance of the teamwork operations as the latest revision of the projects on VPository are converted to new version during the upgrade.
Once all user had committed the changes you can than sit back and wait for Visual Paradigm Support Team upgrade the VPository for you. We can then move on to upgrade your VP-UML once you received the notification from us notify you the server is ready.
Upgrade VP-UML to new version is pretty simple, and you can simply run the VP-UML Update to get it done.
- The VP-UML Update can be launched from your Start menu (MS Windows) or from the bin folder of the installation directory (all platforms).
Note that the upgrade process require write permission to the VP-UML installation directory. For Windows user it is recommend you run VP-UML Update as administrator in order to obtain the required permission.
- After launching the VP-UML Update, select Visual Paradigm update server as the update source, then press Check Update to proceed.
- You will be prompted when new version is available. Select the new version and press Perform upgrade to proceed.
- The VP-UML Update first upgrade and restart itself, and then the build number of the latest release will be shown. You can press the Perform upgrade button again to continue.
- After that the VP-UML Update will download the upgrade from Internet to upgrade the software. At the same time download and import the new license key for you. Once the upgrade is finished your software and license will be ready to work with your new VPository.
VP-UML Update said it cannot connect to update server
This is probably caused by a bad Internet connection, or your system need proxy server for accessing Internet. If you need to use proxy server for access Internet, you can then check the Use proxy server check box, and fill in the proxy host and port, as well as your login information (if needed).
You can also press the Proxy Setting button at the bottom left corner of VP-UML Update to configure the proxy server before proceed to upgrade.
VP-UML Update complains there is no license for new version
During the upgrade process the VP-UML Update prompt you that you don’t have the license available for the new version.
This is caused by your license do not entitle for the upgrade to new version. You can login to your Customer Service Center account and renew the maintenance of your license to get the upgrade. You can contact Visual Paradigm’s support team for any questions about performing upgrade as well as the maintenance status of your licenses.
VP-UML Update didn’t show there is a new version available
For users who are using VP-UML prior to version 10.2 may need to run the VP-UML Update twice in order to do the complete upgrade. The first run will be update the software to latest build on the current running version, while the second run will upgrade to latest version.