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Looking for a correct plan of attack

Its getting close for me to be upgrading my 3 servers from NW 6 to NW 6.5
along with upgrading BM, GW and Zenworks. We have also purchased a new
server to replace a desktop model we have been using for BM 3.6. The
following is our server structure and what will change:

Exist. server A - (FILE/Print/DNS) - Being replaced by new server
Server B - (Border Manager 3.6 / GWIA) - Being replaced by Exist. Server A
Server C - (Apache/ GW 6.0/Tobit/FTP)

What should be updated first, second and third. This upgrade will have to
be done in stages, since I am new to this.

Just wondering,
Ken@rlmrlm.com

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Re: Looking for a correct plan of attack

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:59:11 GMT, Ken@rlmrlm.com (Kenneth Heinz)
wrote:

>Its getting close for me to be upgrading my 3 servers from NW 6 to NW 6.5
>along with upgrading BM, GW and Zenworks. We have also purchased a new
>server to replace a desktop model we have been using for BM 3.6. The
>following is our server structure and what will change:
>
>Exist. server A - (FILE/Print/DNS) - Being replaced by new server
>Server B - (Border Manager 3.6 / GWIA) - Being replaced by Exist. Server A
>Server C - (Apache/ GW 6.0/Tobit/FTP)
>
>What should be updated first, second and third. This upgrade will have to
>be done in stages, since I am new to this.
>
>Just wondering,
>Ken@rlmrlm.com


Ken,

I'm in the middle of a very similar scenario.

Make sure you read and follow the migration wizard wiki - extremely
helpful! http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Migration_Wizard

I would do the NW6 - NW6.5 upgrade first on server A (is that the
Master?). Then setup the replacement for B. Craig Johnson in the
BMgr forums recommends setting up a new BMgr server in tandem with the
old so you can make sure everything is setup correctly and then switch
it over. Then do server C. And then do the GW and Zen upgrades. That
is essentially what I am doing here.

Regards,
Ken Etter

Novell....it does a server good!
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Re: Looking for a correct plan of attack

Kenneth Heinz wrote:

> Its getting close for me to be upgrading my 3 servers from NW 6 to NW
> 6.5 along with upgrading BM, GW and Zenworks. We have also purchased
> a new server to replace a desktop model we have been using for BM
> 3.6. The following is our server structure and what will change:
>
> Exist. server A - (FILE/Print/DNS) - Being replaced by new server
> Server B - (Border Manager 3.6 / GWIA) - Being replaced by Exist.
> Server A Server C - (Apache/ GW 6.0/Tobit/FTP)
>
> What should be updated first, second and third. This upgrade will
> have to be done in stages, since I am new to this.


It doesn't really matter to be honest.

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Cheers,
Edward
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Re: Looking for a correct plan of attack


it's largely no concern but i like to do the OS upgrades before
application upgrades. And I would do them in alphabetical order.

when it comes to the apps, you'd need to do the GW components on C
before the GWIA on B (primary domain has to be done first. then the
rule is that a PO or gateway has to have its parent domain upgraded
first).

Ken's note about the Migration Wizard article is good and I would also
say to read the SP6 wiki article as well.


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Cheers!
Richard Beels
~ Network Consultant
~ Sysop, Novell Support Connection
~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS


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