This article describes what you can expect while performing an IDR Cluster software update.
Each IDR in a cluster will take approximately 10 to 30 minutes to update, depending on the performance of your VMware infrastructure.
During an update, the IDR's Platform > Identity Routers status will change from OUT_OF_DATE to DISTRESSED. The status will change to ACTIVE when the update is complete. You must refresh the page to see status changes.
During an update you cannot select Test or View Log from the Admin Console; nor can you access the IDR Setup Console (a/k/a the setup.jsp).
If you have a high availability cluster with properly configured load balancer and session replication, users may see little or no impact during a software update. Even with high availability, however, your load balancer needs to detect a pool member being down for some period of time before removing it from rotation, so some users may still be directed to a "down" (updating) IDR during that time, and see an error message.
If you have a single IDR environment, then all services will be down during the update. End-users will need to log in again after the update is complete.
If an IDR is both OUT_OF_DATE and in DEBUG logging mode, the dashboard IDR update message and IDR list page (Platform > Identity Routers) status will be inconsistent. If you refresh, the dashboard message may appear or disappear, and the IDR list page will alternate between showing OUT_OF_DATE or DEBUG.