GMS Migration and Update?

Hello,

we plan to upgrade to the newest GW Version.
Groupwise Postoffice is 14.0.1HP1 at the moment.
We have an GMS 14.2.0 Build 279 on SLES 11 SP4 and this is working.
The newest version seems to be 14.2.1 HP3 and i think we will go on SLES12.
Do i need to upgrade GMS before i update PO, i think so? Is 14.2.1 HP3 temporary compatible with our older PO version?
Can i set up new SLES12 with newest GMS and migrate settings with dsapp backup/restore function?

Many thanks.
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  • Hi Aroch,

    aroch;2454257 wrote:

    we plan to upgrade to the newest GW Version.
    Groupwise Postoffice is 14.0.1HP1 at the moment.
    We have an GMS 14.2.0 Build 279 on SLES 11 SP4 and this is working.
    The newest version seems to be 14.2.1 HP3 and i think we will go on SLES12.
    Do i need to upgrade GMS before i update PO, i think so? Is 14.2.1 HP3 temporary compatible with our older PO version?
    Can i set up new SLES12 with newest GMS and migrate settings with dsapp backup/restore function?


    I'd follow this order;

    - Upgrade GMS to the "Mobility Service 2014 R2 SP1 Hot Patch 3" version.
    - Upgrade your GroupWise system and PO's to "GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 HP2".
    - Then upgrade the current SLES on the GMS box to SLES 12 SP2. You do not necessarily have to migrate GMS to a new SLES 12 server if there is no reason to (e.g. if the current server is running fine and a dedicated server for GMS, just upgrade the OS).
    For more info on the OS upgrade for the GMS server, see: https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwisemobility2014r2/gwmob2014r2_guide_install/data/inst_update_mobility_pack.html

    Cheers,
    Willem
  • magic31;2454307 wrote:
    Hi Aroch,



    I'd follow this order;

    - Upgrade GMS to the "Mobility Service 2014 R2 SP1 Hot Patch 3" version.
    - Upgrade your GroupWise system and PO's to "GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1 HP2".
    - Then upgrade the current SLES on the GMS box to SLES 12 SP2. You do not necessarily have to migrate GMS to a new SLES 12 server if there is no reason to (e.g. if the current server is running fine and a dedicated server for GMS, just upgrade the OS).
    For more info on the OS upgrade for the GMS server, see: https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwisemobility2014r2/gwmob2014r2_guide_install/data/inst_update_mobility_pack.html

    Cheers,
    Willem


    I forgot to mention we also change the hypervisor from Citrix Xen to VMware vSphere.
    Migrating servers from xen with conversion tools was not successful...so we decide to set up new server and migrate the services.
  • aroch;2454361 wrote:
    I forgot to mention we also change the hypervisor from Citrix Xen to VMware vSphere.
    Migrating servers from xen with conversion tools was not successful...so we decide to set up new server and migrate the services.


    Ah, ok. Important point :)

    In that case I'd probably consider installing a fresh GMS server and move user over to that. One to watch for in that case (moving users to a new GMS server) could be loosing connector of user specific settings and /or things like contact data and calendar history when switching over, usually that's not really an issue that I've seen.

    Cheers,
    Willem
  • aroch;2454361 wrote:
    I forgot to mention we also change the hypervisor from Citrix Xen to VMware vSphere.
    Migrating servers from xen with conversion tools was not successful...so we decide to set up new server and migrate the services.


    Ah, ok. Important point :)

    In that case I'd probably consider installing a fresh GMS server and move user over to that. One to watch for in that case (moving users to a new GMS server) could be loosing connector of user specific settings and /or things like contact data and calendar history when switching over, usually that's not really an issue that I've seen.

    Cheers,
    Willem
  • aroch;2454361 wrote:
    I forgot to mention we also change the hypervisor from Citrix Xen to VMware vSphere.
    Migrating servers from xen with conversion tools was not successful...so we decide to set up new server and migrate the services.


    Ah, ok. Important point :)

    In that case I'd probably consider installing a fresh GMS server and move user over to that. One to watch for in that case (moving users to a new GMS server) could be loosing connector of user specific settings and /or things like contact data and calendar history when switching over, usually that's not really an issue that I've seen.

    Cheers,
    Willem
  • Another question :-)
    Is it possible to do a "soft" migration?
    Can i connect 2 gms server to the same post office with the same users?
  • aroch;2454531 wrote:
    Another question :-)
    Is it possible to do a "soft" migration?
    Can i connect 2 gms server to the same post office with the same users?


    For migration purposes you can have the same account on both GMS servers. From experience I can say that does work.

    But I generally recommend to only place/connect each user account on either one or the other GMS server.

    Cheers,
    Willem
  • magic31;2454537 wrote:
    For migration purposes you can have the same account on both GMS servers. From experience I can say that does work.

    But I generally recommend to only place/connect each user account on either one or the other GMS server.

    Cheers,
    Willem


    Thanks.
    So i set up new GMS and connect it to the same PO like the "old" one and this will work?
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  • magic31;2454537 wrote:
    For migration purposes you can have the same account on both GMS servers. From experience I can say that does work.

    But I generally recommend to only place/connect each user account on either one or the other GMS server.

    Cheers,
    Willem


    Thanks.
    So i set up new GMS and connect it to the same PO like the "old" one and this will work?
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