Sonarqube instance upgrade analysis and steps documentation from 7.9.1 to greater than or equal to 8.9 LTS

Must-share information:

  • Current SonarQube version of we are using version 7.9.1 which is little older version
  • We need to evaluate and identify steps for upgrading this to minimum LTS version 8.9 or higher than 9. Additionally PostgreSQL DB will also need upgrade for SonarQube to be able to support upgraded SonarQube version.
    *** Couple of important points to consider:**
  1. SonarQube and its database is running as docker container services.
  2. We are using esql plugin on SonarQube for IBM IIB related code analysis. We need to ensure if we upgrade this plugin will work on that new version of SonarQube.
    3.PostgresSQL upgrade also should be evaluated to match the compatibility level.


Welcome to the community!

Your upgrade path is:

7.9.1 → 8.9.6 → 9.3 (last step optional)

Note that if you want to get to 9.3, you must go through 8.9(.*) first. Each upgrade on that path, is a standard one. Just follow the normal Upgrade Guide.

You may also find the LTS-to-LTS Upgrade Notes helpful.

Regarding the ESQL plugin, you’re going to need to contact its maintainers to find out about compatibility with latest versions.


Thank you for this information.

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