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Upgrading from IDM 3.61 to 4.7.1

I have a customer on 3.61 who wants to upgrade to 4.7.1

I'm thinking that the best way to do this is to stand up new servers with 4.7.1 and eDir 9.1.2 on them and migrate the drivers.

Does anyone know of any documentation I can follow to accomplish this?

Also, just for documentation purposes when was 3.61 end of life? I can't seem to find it in the product lifecycle information. I guess because it is so old.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Peter
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patherton63 <patherton63@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
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I have a customer on 3.61 who wants to upgrade to 4.7.1
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> I'm thinking that the best way to do this is to stand up new servers

with 4.7.1 and eDir 9.1.2 on them and migrate the drivers.
>


Does the customer use UserApplication/Roles Based Provisioning? That can
complicate things quite a lot.

There are quite a few engine changes in between these versions. Migrating
across drivers one by one sounds like a decent idea.


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patherton63;2492080 wrote:
I have a customer on 3.61 who wants to upgrade to 4.7.1

I'm thinking that the best way to do this is to stand up new servers with 4.7.1 and eDir 9.1.2 on them and migrate the drivers.

Does anyone know of any documentation I can follow to accomplish this?

Also, just for documentation purposes when was 3.61 end of life? I can't seem to find it in the product lifecycle information. I guess because it is so old.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Peter


For just eDir and the IDM engine, you *can* do this in place, but I would not. I would stand up new server(s) and migrate to them.

Doing it in place, you also have to do an OS upgrade from whatever they're running it on now to a supported / current OS. Then the eDir upgrade. Then the engine upgrade. Maybe in multiple hops to get from where you are now to where you want to be.
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I've done the in-place option, first upgrading the OS, then eDirectory,
then IDM, and it was just fine. I disabled eDirectory before starting (so
it would not turn on with reboots) and made sure that schema extended with
the 4.7 install (since that is necessary) and everything was fine. As
long as it's just engine/drivers, it should be fine. Be sure to apply new
activation codes (licenses) afterward, or eventually your drivers will
just stop turning on during a maintenance window reboot when you do not
expect it.

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