Command upgrade-series

Usage: juju upgrade-series [options] <machine> <command> [args]


Upgrades the Ubuntu series of a machine.


-B, --no-browser-login (= false)

Do not use web browser for authentication

--force (= false)

Upgrade even if the series is not supported by the charm and/or related subordinate charms.

-m, --model (= "")

Model to operate in. Accepts [<controller name>:]<model name>

-y, --yes (= false)

Agree that the operation cannot be reverted or canceled once started without being prompted.


Upgrade a machine’s operating system series.

This command allows users to perform a managed upgrade of the operating system series of a machine. This command is performed in two steps: prepare and complete. The “prepare” step notifies Juju that a series upgrade is taking place for a given machine and as such Juju guards that machine against operations that would interfere with the upgrade process.

The “complete” step notifies Juju that the managed upgrade has been successfully completed. It should be noted that once the prepare command is issued there is no way to cancel or abort the process. Once you commit to prepare you must complete the process or you will end up with an unusable machine! The requested series must be explicitly supported by all charms deployed to the specified machine. To override this constraint the --force option may be used. The --force option should be used with caution since using a charm on a machine running an unsupported series may cause unexpected behaviour. Alternately, if the requested series is supported in later revisions of the charm, upgrade-charm can run beforehand.


Prepare machine 3 for upgrade to series “bionic”":

juju upgrade-series 3 prepare bionic

Prepare machine 4 for upgrade to series “cosmic” even if there are applications running units that do not support the target series:

juju upgrade-series 4 prepare cosmic --force

Complete upgrade of machine 5, indicating that all automatic and any necessary manual upgrade steps have completed successfully:

juju upgrade-series 5 complete

See also:

machines , status, upgrade-charm, set-series