Upgrading CWE

Follow these steps to upgrade to CWE 3.1.0.

  1. Right-click the Vocera Clinical Workflow Engine installer file (VCWEInst.exe) to launch the installer.
    The installer Welcome screen appears.
  2. Click Next to continue.

    The License Agreement screen appears.

    Select I accept the terms in the license agreement after you have read the license agreement. Click Print to print the license agreement.

  3. Click Next to continue.

    The Destination Drive screen appears.

    The default installation drive is C:\. To change the installation drive, browse to the drive that you want to use.

  4. Click Next to continue.

    The Existing Version Found screen appears.

    The installer prompts you to backup the existing database before you upgrade to CWE 3.1.0.

    Important: Ensure that you backup your existing database as the current registry values will be removed during upgrade.
  5. Click Yes to continue.

    The Database Server screen appears.

    • Browse or type the database server name in the dropdown field. Then enter that database server IP address (IPv4 format) in the CWE Database Server IP Address field. Only SQL server authentication is supported.
    • Type the login and password details of the system administration (sa) account for the SQL server.

    The database setup fails if you have typed the wrong server authentication. By default, the installer upgrades the existing CWE 3.0.1 database.

  6. Click Next to continue.

    The Database User Credentials screen appears.

    Provide the database catalog name, password, and confirm the password in the respective fields.

    By default CWE_ will be displayed, You can modify the database catalog name as per your requirement.

    In HA mode, when you are configuring the database for node 2, you can select the database name already configured for node 1 from the dropdown list.

  7. Click Next to continue.

    The Existing Database Found screen appears.

    Click Back to choose a different database catalog name other than the one you created in the previous step.

    Click Next to continue with the upgrade of the existing database catalog with the new database catalog name you created.

  8. Click Next to continue.

    The Host Server Credentials screen appears.

    Specify the host server details:

    • Type the IP address of the host server.
    • Type the username and password for the user that is to be given administrator privileges.
    • If SSL authentication for CWE admin console is required, select the Enable SSL for Admin Console option.
  9. Click Next to continue.

    The Voice Server Settings screen appears.

    Provide the Vocera Voice Server information:

    • Type the client ID to use for the Vocera Voice Server, and type its server IP address. If you are setting up a high-availability environment, this client ID must be unique for each instance of CWE.
    • If SSL is enabled in the Vocera Voice Server, select the Enable SSL for Voice Server connectivity option.
  10. Click Next to continue.

    The Hospital Names screen appears.

    Specify identifying details for the hospital.

  11. Click Next to continue.

    The Server Settings for Email Sender screen appears.

    Provide the sender email settings:

    • Type the sender email address.
    • To provide sender email settings, provide a valid SMTP server name for the host, and provide the port number that is used by this SMTP server.
    • If you want to enable SMTP encryption, select the Enable SMTP Encryption check box.
  12. Click Next to continue.

    The Email Recipient Settings screen appears.

    Note: This screen appears only if the email sender settings was enabled in the previous screen.

    Provide the email address of the recipient(s). All notifications from the server will be sent to this email address. The recipient will receive email messages containing daily server health reports.

  13. Click Next to continue.

    The Ready to Install the Program screen appears.

  14. Click Install to begin the installation. During installation, do not close any installer windows that appear. The existing database is upgraded and its data is adjusted accordingly. The registry entry is updated to CWE 3.1.0.
  15. Click Finish to complete the installation. This indicates that Vocera Clinical Workflow Engine has been upgraded successfully. Click Close to close the installer.
  16. See Post-Installation for information on post-installation deployment.
Note: Ensure that the upgrade is performed on CWE version 3.0.1 only, and is performed only once.
Important: If you update the CWE server, you must clear your browser cache before continuing to use the CWE Console. This ensures that you are working with the updated data.