Upgrade to AEM 6.5 Forms

AEM 6.5 Forms includes several new features and enhancements that streamline the creation, management, and user experiences with forms and correspondences. To learn about all the new capabilities and enhancements of AEM 6.5 Forms, see New features summary document.

You can upgrade your existing LiveCycle or AEM Forms installation to obtain new capabilities and enhancements offered in AEM 6.5 Forms while retaining existing data, processes, and assets intact. On upgrade, metadata and state of the processes are also preserved. You can choose an upgrade path to get started with upgrade.

The following diagram displays the available upgrade paths for AEM Forms on OSGi:

You can perform a direct upgrade from:

  • AEM 6.3 Forms on OSGi
  • AEM 6.4 Forms on OSGi

You can also perform a multi-hop upgrade from

  • AEM 6.0 Forms on OSGi
  • AEM 6.1 Forms on OSGi
  • AEM 6.2 Forms on OSGi

The following diagram displays the available upgrade paths for AEM Forms on JEE:

You can perform a direct upgrade from:

  • AEM 6.3 Forms on JEE
  • AEM 6.4 Forms on JEE
  • AEM 6.5.x.x Forms on JEE

You can also perform a multi-hop upgrade from

  • LiveCycle ES2
  • LiveCycle ES3
  • LiveCycle ES4 SP1
  • AEM 6.0 Forms on JEE
  • AEM 6.1 Forms on JEE
  • AEM 6.2 Forms on JEE

AEM 6.5.12.0 Forms on JEE provides provides two types of installers: Full installer and Patch installer.

Full installer: You can use the full installer to set up fresh AEM Forms instances or perform upgrades from AEM 6.3 Forms on JEE, AEM 6.4 on JEE, and out-of-the-place upgrade from AEM 6.5.x.x Forms on JEE to AEM 6.5.12.0 Forms on JEE.

Patch installer: Patch installer is for customers already using AEM 6.5.x.x versions. You can use the patch installer to upgrade to the latest version of AEM Forms.

The following image depicts senarios for using full and patch installer.

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