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11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

Hi

The environment is Zenworks 11.2.4 MU1, installed on 3 primary servers
running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition.

The goal is to upgrade to 11.3. Since Datacenter Edition is no longer
supported, I need to first migrate all three primary servers to Windows
2008 R2 Standard (or Enterprise) running the same version of ZCM, 11.2.4
MU1.

The way to do this is via the disaster recovery procedure, documented
here:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/data/brtyb40.html.
However, there are two scenarios described, and I don't quite match
either of them.

The first scenario says: "Replacing the First Primary Server with the
Second Primary Server". Doesn't really match, since all three servers
need to be replaced.

The second scenario says: "Replacing an existing Primary Server with a
New Primary Server". This is more like it, but the first sentence in
the docs has me bothered. It says:

> If you have only one Primary Server in the Management Zone and if you want to replace the device hosting the Primary Server with a new device that has the same host name and IP address as the old device, you must move the Primary Server to the new device.


But I don't have only one server, I still have three 🙂

Advice please on which scenario is best, and how to customize it to my
situation.

Thanks,
Phillip E. Thomas
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

If you open and SR and send me the SR Number, we may be able to get your
servers directly updated to ZCM 11.3.0

On 9/29/2014 9:37 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
> Hi
>
> The environment is Zenworks 11.2.4 MU1, installed on 3 primary servers
> running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition.
>
> The goal is to upgrade to 11.3. Since Datacenter Edition is no longer
> supported,



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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

On 9/29/2014 3:40 PM, CRAIGDWILSON wrote:
> If you open and SR and send me the SR Number, we may be able to get your
> servers directly updated to ZCM 11.3.0
>
> On 9/29/2014 9:37 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> The environment is Zenworks 11.2.4 MU1, installed on 3 primary servers
>> running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition.
>>
>> The goal is to upgrade to 11.3. Since Datacenter Edition is no longer
>> supported,

>
>


Hi Craig,

Will do! Might take me a day or two to get an SR opened.

regards,
Phillip
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

And Don't Fret if you get push back from FL.
Just tell them to contact me.
I can even get it re-opened if they close it.

On 9/29/2014 9:43 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
> On 9/29/2014 3:40 PM, CRAIGDWILSON wrote:
>> If you open and SR and send me the SR Number, we may be able to get your
>> servers directly updated to ZCM 11.3.0
>>
>> On 9/29/2014 9:37 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> The environment is Zenworks 11.2.4 MU1, installed on 3 primary servers
>>> running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition.
>>>
>>> The goal is to upgrade to 11.3. Since Datacenter Edition is no longer
>>> supported,

>>
>>

>
> Hi Craig,
>
> Will do! Might take me a day or two to get an SR opened.
>
> regards,
> Phillip



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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

Do you have an Old SR# you could shoot to craig_d_wilson@yahoo.com?
Reference the Novell Forums in the subject so it stands out from Spam.

On 9/29/2014 9:43 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
> On 9/29/2014 3:40 PM, CRAIGDWILSON wrote:
>> If you open and SR and send me the SR Number, we may be able to get your
>> servers directly updated to ZCM 11.3.0
>>
>> On 9/29/2014 9:37 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> The environment is Zenworks 11.2.4 MU1, installed on 3 primary servers
>>> running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition.
>>>
>>> The goal is to upgrade to 11.3. Since Datacenter Edition is no longer
>>> supported,

>>
>>

>
> Hi Craig,
>
> Will do! Might take me a day or two to get an SR opened.
>
> regards,
> Phillip



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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

For information to the list:

I opened an SR and received an FTF called
ZCM_11.3.0_Patch_20140304_870378.zip. It included a replacement
discovery-11.3.0.jar file that allowed the 11.3.0 installation to run on
a windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition server. My test environment is now
up to 11.3.1 FRU1 without any problems.

Furthermore, the Novell rep told me that in future media-based
installations, Datacenter Edition will be included as a supported platform.

Thanks Craig for your help, and big thanks to Novell for listening to
your customers!

Phillip E. Thomas
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

Great to hear.
Hopefully the patch you were provided should be publicly available soon,
but most support engineers should now be aware of it.

Looks like your engineer got the heads up.
Some of the online documentation is expected to be updated as well.


On 10/2/2014 4:10 AM, Phillip E. Thomas wrote:
> For information to the list:
>
> I opened an SR and received an FTF called
> ZCM_11.3.0_Patch_20140304_870378.zip. It included a replacement
> discovery-11.3.0.jar file that allowed the 11.3.0 installation to run on
> a windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition server. My test environment is now
> up to 11.3.1 FRU1 without any problems.
>
> Furthermore, the Novell rep told me that in future media-based
> installations, Datacenter Edition will be included as a supported platform.
>
> Thanks Craig for your help, and big thanks to Novell for listening to
> your customers!
>
> Phillip E. Thomas



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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

I have the same problem - unable to upgrade from 11.2.x to 11.3.x due to running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. How do you get hold of the patch, all searches are so far fruitless...?

Thanks,
Rosie
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

rosieq;2395216 wrote:
I have the same problem - unable to upgrade from 11.2.x to 11.3.x due to running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. How do you get hold of the patch, all searches are so far fruitless...?

Thanks,
Rosie


You will probably need to open a SR.

Thomas
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

I have an SR, but the url I was given doesn't work. I don't suppose any of you out there have a copy of the patch that you would be prepared to email to me...?

Thanks
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Re: 11.2.4 -> 11.3 with Datacenter Edition servers

Ah ha, got a copy now 🙂
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