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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 7, 2020

provide the parameters' chnage logic after upgrade

I found the JVM heap size is changed after I upgrade BPM from BPM8.5.6 to BAW(Business Automation Workflow)19.0.0.3.
I set a value of 2GB for the JVM max heap size of my AppCluster application Server in my current version of BPM8.5.6.
However I found the value of the JVM max heap size is changed to 4GB after I upgraded the BPM to BAW 19.0.0.3.

I submit this issue (case: TS003152488), then I got the below comments from the DEV team:
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When you enlarge the value of JVM heap size at source version, for example, changed from 4GB to 8GB at BAW 19.0.0.2, after upgrade, our logic will not change the value and keep it to your target BAW 19.0.0.3.

However, when you changed the value of JVM heap size from large to smaller, for example, changed from 4GB to 2GB at BAW 19.0.0.2, during the upgrade, our logic will CHANGE the value to default at BAW 19.0.0.2.
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​I explained the above comments to our customer.

Since the BAW is a SSCD product, our customer need to upgrade BAW regularly (several times one year). Our customer very worry about the unexpected change of the parameter's value.

Our Customers strongly request the belows:

1. Please provide the list of parameters whose code logic is changed from BPM8.5.6 to BAW19.0.0.3 .
2. Please publish the list of parameters everytime when its code logic is changed from the early version in the knowledge center.
3. Please publish the default value of all parameters in the knowledge center.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 139236
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager