I joined in a company two weeks ago and my first assignment is to apply March 2019 updates on SharePoint 2016 farm. We have 2 App, 2 WFE, 2 Cache, 2 Search servers and 1 SQL Server. I am not sure how they installed it but I am assuming they might have used MinRole. The latest update was 16.4690.100, which is May 2018. This was an incomplete update because I see “Upgrade Required” status for Cache1, Cache2, Search1 and Serach2 servers. I have few questions and nervous about doing the update. Following are my questions:
- Do I need to correct the “Upgrade Required” status error first before applying the March 2019 update? If yes, what should I do?
- I have 3 content databases which are bigger than 150 GB. Is the going to be a problem when I do the updates?
- I saw Shane Young’s YouTube videos on applying updates on Single Farm Server. How different is to apply updates on multi-farm server? Please point me to any good articles or links. Thank you for your answers in advance! Kalai