Bamboo 6.0 upgrade notes
We’ve collected some important notes on upgrading to Bamboo 6.0. For details on all the new features and improvements we’ve introduced in this release, see the Bamboo 6.0 release notes.
Here’s some important information you should know about before upgrading.
Microsoft JDBC driver
With Bamboo 6.0, SQL Server jTDS driver is replaced with the official Microsoft JDBC driver.
If database settings are configured directly in Bamboo, then during the upgrade to 6.0, it will attempt to update driver settings. In case of customized settings, the Bamboo instance administrator will be required to manually convert the settings.
If database settings are configured in the container (Tomcat) and Bamboo uses a data source, an automatic upgrade will not be possible and instance administration will be required to manually convert the settings.
To learn more about this change, see Transitioning from jTDS to Microsoft's JDBC driver.
New library for setting up a JNDI resource for SMTP
Bamboo 6.0 is shipped with the
javax.mail-api-1.5.6.jar library. This library needs to be copied over to your
<Bamboo-install>/lib folder when setting up a JNDI resource for SMTP. For more information, see Configuring Bamboo to send SMTP email.
Changes to supported platforms
See what changes are in store for the supported platforms in Bamboo. For more information about what the latest stable release of Bamboo supports, see Supported platforms.
Changes to Git support
Starting from version 6.0, Bamboo changes support for Git to version 184.108.40.206 or later.
How to upgrade Bamboo
See the Bamboo upgrade guide for a complete walk-through of the upgrade process that includes descriptions of all the available upgrade paths, prerequisites, and methods.