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limk Absent Member.
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upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

Hi,

Our system is a zone with one ZCM 11.2.3 server on SLES 11 sp1 x64 on a virtual machine.
How can I upgrade to ZCM 11.4.x and take advantage of vm capabilities to minimize down time.
I mean, maybe creating a clone and upgrading it, then shutting down the original and remaining with the clone.

Ideas anyone?

Kind regards,

Limor Kosovsky
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem
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Re: upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

Limk,
> Ideas anyone?


Is this a VM that holds both Database and the rest?
You have only one primary?

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limk Absent Member.
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Re: upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

Yes. Only one primary with the DB and everything else.
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Re: upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

Limk,
> Yes. Only one primary with the DB and everything else.


OK. Having a second primary would give you better redundance. But the
ZCM client will fall back to caching mode if it cannot contact a
primary so most things will work for a while, even if the primary is
offline.

For schools I generally do upgrades over the weekend. Is that not an
option for you?

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

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limk Absent Member.
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Re: upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

You're right about redundancy, although another server is more work to do.

Working over the weekend is our last resort.

But, really, can't we clone the machine and patch it in a closed environment (no network, or internal network). Didn't
anyone try it?

Limor
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Re: upgrading from ZCM 11.2.3 on a vm

The issue is that the real production network continues to run while this happens.
Changes may be lost such as New Bundles or even Inventory Changes or bundle status changes which may not upload again since they were already done successfully once and would not realize the things were reverted.

Probably can be done, but not documented or officially supported since normally it is done via an outage.
The server would definitely need to have to talk to itself over it's normal IP addresses.......may need DNS too not sure as I've never tested nor aware of others who have.
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