Upgrading to XP 7.0


Upgrading to XP 7.0

This section describes the steps required to upgrade Enonic XP from 6.15 to 7.0


This guide focuses on completing an upgrade with zero downtime, and requires you to set up production environment on XP7 in parallel with existing 6.15 environment. Carefully follow the below steps to upgrade your instance:

For scenarios where downtime cannot be avoided, additional steps, such as setting up a temporary "we are upgrading page", will be required:

Before starting the upgrade process, ensure the following requirements are in place

XP Version

You need to be running at least Enonic XP 6.15.x (if you are running an older version, upgrade to 6.15.x first)

QA environment

Ensure you have a QA environment where you can perform a test upgrade first (highly recommended)


Ensure you have 6.15 Toolbox available

Enonic CLI

Make sure you have Enonic CLI installed

Disk space

Verify you have enough disk space to facilitate a complete dump of all existing data

3rd party apps

Verify that all (if any) 3rd party applications in use are upgraded to support XP 7.

Custom apps

Make sure all custom built applications have been upgraded to support XP 7, as described in Upgrading Applications

1. Install XP 7

We recommend setting up a new production environment for XP 7, running in parallel with your XP 6 environment. This will virtually eliminate downtime, and also be a safety net, should the upgrade fail somehow.

Follow the XP installation instructions to set up an instance matching your requirements

File deployments

If you have one or more applications deployed as files, replace them with their respective XP 7 versions

Vhost config

Vhost configuration has changed:

  • /app has been renamed to /webapp

  • /portal has been renamed to /site

  • Repository name is added before the branch in site URL, ie /site/default/draft

  • userStore has been renamed to idProvider

  • idProvider config format is new

Update your vhost config file as follows:

mapping.intranet.host = example.com
mapping.intranet.source = /
mapping.intranet.target = /portal/master/mysite
mapping.intranet.userStore = myProvider

mapping.myapp.host = myapp.example.com
mapping.myapp.source = /
mapping.myapp.target = /app/com.example.myapp
mapping.myapp.userStore = system
mapping.intranet.host = example.com
mapping.intranet.source = /
mapping.intranet.target = /site/default/master/mysite
mapping.intranet.idProvider.myProvider = default

mapping.myapp.host = myapp.example.com
mapping.myapp.source = /
mapping.myapp.target = /webapp/com.example.myapp
mapping.admin.idProvider.system = default

Port mappings

In XP 7 /status and /api have been moved to separate dedicated ports: 2609 and 4848 respectively.

Consider how this affects your monitoring and how to expose management API internally.

In com.enonic.xp.web.jetty.cfg http.port is replaced with http.xp.port, http.management.port and http.monitor.port.

Elastic Search discovery

If specifying discovery.unicast.sockets in ES configuration: "ip[port]" is now "ip:port"

discovery.unicast.sockets =[9300]

discovery.unicast.sockets =

Other configuration

Migrate other configuration files from 6.15, including custom configurations (app config etc.).

Start servers

Start your new servers and verify everything is working properly

2. Dump data

We are now ready to dump data from our existing 6.15 instance.

Readonly mode

Turn on readonly mode in your 6.15 instance:

toolbox.sh set-read-only readOnly -a user:password

This will prevent new data from being written to XP during the upgrade, and also ensure a consistent dump.

Dump data

Use 6.15 toolbox to dump the data:

toolbox.sh dump -t mydump -a user:password --skip-versions

We highly recommend dumping data without versions. This will dramatically speed up the upgrade while also preparing your dataset for the new vacuuming features in XP 7.

3. Upgrade and Load

Move dump

Transfer dump files from previous step to the new instance. For clustered environments, any server will do.


Toolbox has been removed from XP 7 and replaced by Enonic CLI.

Upgrade dump

Before we can load the dump, we need to upgrade the data to support XP 7:

enonic dump upgrade
Load dump

Now, load the dump into your XP 7 environment i.e.

enonic dump load
Don’t worry about the command losing connection, this is only related to the system repo (and user) being removed during the operation. Watch the log for progress.

4. Install Content studio

Content Studio is no longer part of the XP core distribution. Content Studio is now available as an application on Enonic Market. Documentation for Content Studio can be found here.

5. Update apps

All installed applications must be updated to latest versions compatible with XP 7.

Market apps

For market apps, go to the Applications tool, click "Install" in the menu and click "Upgrade" button for all applications where upgrade is available.

Custom apps

Install XP 7 compatible versions of your custom applications either through the "Install App" UI or by using CLI.

6. Validate

Validate that your new installation is working as expected. We recommend checking logs, and performing live tests on services.

7. Go live

With all lights green, simply redirect all traffic from your old XP 6 servers to the upgraded XP 7 environment.

Welcome to the XP 7 club!