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SLES 11sp1/ZCM 11.2.4 upgrade to SLES 12sp1/ZCM 11.4.3

I'm looking at doing an upgrade of a ZCM system with two servers, both running SLES 11 sp1/ZCM 11.2.4. From what I've seen so far it looks like I have to upgrade to ZCM 11.3 first and then to 11.4. Two questions that I can't seem to find clear documentation on.

1. What issues may I cause with ZCM upgrading SLES to 11 sp2 (or higher), i.e. will there be package conflicts that cause problems? And if so, what processes are used to mitigate those issues?
2. Is it possible to migrate from server to an appliance, and is there documentation that outlines that process?

Thanks for any assistance.

Dan
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Re: SLES 11sp1/ZCM 11.2.4 upgrade to SLES 12sp1/ZCM 11.4.3

On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:56:02 GMT, dlietz
<dlietz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>I'm looking at doing an upgrade of a ZCM system with two servers, both
>running SLES 11 sp1/ZCM 11.2.4. From what I've seen so far it looks like
>I have to upgrade to ZCM 11.3 first and then to 11.4. Two questions that
>I can't seem to find clear documentation on.
>
>1. What issues may I cause with ZCM upgrading SLES to 11 sp2 (or
>higher), i.e. will there be package conflicts that cause problems? And
>if so, what processes are used to mitigate those issues?
>2. Is it possible to migrate from server to an appliance, and is there
>documentation that outlines that process?
>
>Thanks for any assistance.
>
>Dan


Dan,
I've only ever used the ZCM appliances, so I can't answer #1. In
answer to #2, since you are running ZCM on SLES, it looks like there
is a migration path. I've not done it myself, but take a look here:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks114/zen11_upgrade/data/b1dqbz8u.html

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Re:SLES 11sp1/ZCM 11.2.4 upgrade to SLES 12sp1/ZCM 11.4.3

dlietz Wrote in message:

> I'm looking at doing an upgrade of a ZCM system with two servers, both
> running SLES 11 sp1/ZCM 11.2.4. From what I've seen so far it looks like
> I have to upgrade to ZCM 11.3 first and then to 11.4. Two questions that
> I can't seem to find clear documentation on.
>
> 1. What issues may I cause with ZCM upgrading SLES to 11 sp2 (or
> higher), i.e. will there be package conflicts that cause problems? And
> if so, what processes are used to mitigate those issues?


So you have two things at play here - upgrading ZCM 11.2.4 to
11.4.3 and SLES11 SP1 to SLES12 SP1 with each upgrade
inter-dependent on the other. The other complication is that to
upgrade SLES11 SP1 to SLES12 SP1 you first have to upgrade to
SLES11 SP2 and then to SLES11 SP3 before you can finally upgrade
to SLES12 SP1.

Based on this I think your upgrade procedure will have to be:

1) upgrade SLES11 SP1 to SLES11 SP2 (keeping ZCM at 11.2.4 as this
is supported with SLES11 SP2)
2) upgrade ZCM 11.2.4 to 11.3.0
3) upgrade ZCM 11.3.0 to 11.3.1 (adds support for SLES11 SP3)
4) upgrade SLES11 SP2 to SLES11 SP3
5) upgrade ZCM 11.3.1 to 11.4.0
6) upgrade ZCM 11.4.0 to 11.4.2 (adds support for SLES12 SP1)
7) upgrade SLES11 SP3 to SLES12 SP1

> 2. Is it possible to migrate from server to an appliance, and is there
> documentation that outlines that process?


Yes you can do this - see the Upgrade documentation for the
version of ZENworks you'd be using at novell.com/documentation .
Note that you do lose some control when using the Appliance (SLES
patches).

HTH.
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Re: SLES 11sp1/ZCM 11.2.4 upgrade to SLES 12sp1/ZCM 11.4.3

On 14/11/16 20:56, dlietz wrote:

> I'm looking at doing an upgrade of a ZCM system with two servers, both
> running SLES 11 sp1/ZCM 11.2.4. From what I've seen so far it looks like
> I have to upgrade to ZCM 11.3 first and then to 11.4. Two questions that
> I can't seem to find clear documentation on.
>
> 1. What issues may I cause with ZCM upgrading SLES to 11 sp2 (or
> higher), i.e. will there be package conflicts that cause problems? And
> if so, what processes are used to mitigate those issues?
> 2. Is it possible to migrate from server to an appliance, and is there
> documentation that outlines that process?


A thought - is your SLES install 32- or 64-bit? "uname -a" will tell you.

If it's 32-bit then both SLES12 and ZCM 11.3+ only support 64-bit so you
would either have to migrate to an Appliance or new 64-bit server.

HTH.
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Re: SLES 11sp1/ZCM 11.2.4 upgrade to SLES 12sp1/ZCM 11.4.3

It is 64 bit already

smflood;2444166 wrote:
On 14/11/16 20:56, dlietz wrote:


A thought - is your SLES install 32- or 64-bit? "uname -a" will tell you.

If it's 32-bit then both SLES12 and ZCM 11.3+ only support 64-bit so you
would either have to migrate to an Appliance or new 64-bit server.

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