Upgrading from OnCommand Workflow Automation 3.1 or later versions

You can perform an in-place upgrade from OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) 3.1 or later versions to the latest available versions of WFA to use the new features and enhancements.

Before you begin

You must have downloaded the .exe binary file from the NetApp Support Site to the WFA host machine.

About this task

While upgrading from earlier versions of WFA, you cannot install MySQL on your own. You can install MySQL on your own only during the fresh installation of WFA 4.2.


  1. Upgrade from WFA 3.1 or later versions by choosing one of the following methods:
    • Interactive installation
      1. Navigate to the .exe binary file in the WFA host machine, and then run the file.
      2. Follow the on-screen instructions in the wizard to complete the upgrade.
    • Silent installation

      Enter the following at the command prompt: WFA-version_number-build_number.exe /s /v"WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME_UP=wfa username WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD_UP=password /qr /l*v C:\upgrade.log"

      Example: WFA-x64-v4. /s /v"WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME_UP=admin WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD_UP=password*123 /qr /l*v C:\upgrade.log"

      Note: The /qn option is not supported by WFA.

      If you want to perform a silent upgrade, then you must include values for all of the command parameters:

      • WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME_UP is the user name of a WFA user who has permission to create a WFA database backup.
      • WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD_UP is the password of the user.