Does JIRA Core need to be upgraded in order to upgrade JIRA Software?

On our Versions & licenses page, it shows JIRA Software at 7.0.10 with no upgrade option to 7.1.1, but below it there is an option for "JIRA Core 7.1.1 is now available" with a button to download an installer. We only have a license for Software. I downloaded the Core installer to our server and ran it, but I am not sure if this will cause problems with the JIRA Software installation. During installation should I select "Upgrade an existing JIRA installation" even though I only have a license for JIRA Software, not Core?

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Zack Seibert Community Champion Mar 07, 2016

See #3 here: Upgrade Task List


Don't worry, access to JIRA Core is already included for all users have access to JIRA Software.


You should be able to update Core no problem.


I manually downloaded the installer for JIRA Software 7.1.1 and selected "Upgrade an existing JIRA installation". The Versions & licenses page is what confused me since there was a button to download JIRA Core 7.1.1, but not JIRA Software. Should have been the other way around. Thanks @Zack Seibert

So when you only downloaded JIRA Software 7.1.1, did it update Core too? I assume not, but perhaps?  Do you still see Core as being a much older version?

@Geoff Wilson: Core was upgraded too. It is at 7.1.1.

Thanks!  So I guess that's what I need to do too of go to the Marketplace manually, Download the newest JIRA Software, and then upgrade that and it'll update both for me. 

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