Informatica Power Center Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.6.1

This Blog post helps you to get an idea on upgrading Informatica from 9.0.1 to 9.6.1.


Informatica Upgrade from 9.0.1 to 9.6.1 is directly not supported. You need to follow the below path for the upgrade

  1. Upgrade Informatica 9.0.1 to 9.1.0
  2. Upgrade Informatica 9.1.0 to 9.6.1


Upgrade Steps:

Upgrade Informatica PC from 9.0.1 to 9.1.0:

Pre-Upgrade Steps:

Path of INFORMATICA_HOME & Binary Paths are commented out in .bash_profile. Source the environment again.

Backup the Informatica Repository and Domain Schemas and complete install as well (Directories).

Download the software

Upgrade Steps:

Unzip the software and invoke “”


Select option “G” for graphical mode and hit “Enter”


Select the option “Upgrade to 9.1.0”


Click “Next”. A basic validation performs and it lands in a page where we select the Source and Target Paths (Source Informatica and Target Informatica).

The details of Informatica Domain Schema will be populated by default, which will be upgraded as a part of 9.1.0 upgrade


Upon testing the connection to the 9.0.1 Domain Schema, click “Next”, which performs the upgrade of Informatica Domain. It also displays a screen with the urls and port #s of 9.1.0.

Launch the urls to upgrade the Informatica Repository,

Login to the Admin Console and click on “Repository Service”; on the right Click “Actions” –> “Repository Contents” –> “Upgrade”


Enter the credentials as displayed below and click “ok”


Once the upgrade of repository is completed, the status of Repository will be “Available”, but the Operating mode will be “Exclusive”.

Change the mode to Normal.Once it is done, recycle the Integration service and make sure that Repository and Integration Services are running in normal state.

Upgrade Informatica 9.1.0 to 9.6.1:

Perform the exact same steps as we did for 9.0.1 to 9.1.0, with 9.6.1 software.

Post Upgrade Steps:

Once the upgrade to 9.6.1 is completed, have the Logfile, Source Files, Lookup files location changed to 9.6.1 path.

This completes the upgrade of 9.0.1 to 9.6.1 Informatica Power Center.



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