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NW65 Cluster migration

Hi.

I'm going to perform an upgrade from a NW6 box to a 2 node NW65 cluster,
just wondering what the preferred method would be.

I was going to do the following:

Use the Mig Wizard to migrate to 1 box
Add the 2nd box to the tree
Configure the cluster with the 2 new boxes
Migrate all but the sys: volumes onto the SAN

Any advice comments appreciated.

Cheers

Ray


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: NW65 Cluster migration

Ray Doyle wrote:

>
>Use the Mig Wizard to migrate to 1 box
>Add the 2nd box to the tree
>Configure the cluster with the 2 new boxes
>Migrate all but the sys: volumes onto the SAN


That's not the recommended procedure. There is no use migrating your
existing server to one of the cluster nodes as on the cluster, resources
are always attached to their virtual servers and not the physical server.
So there isn't anything useful for which you need to keep the idenetity
that would require the use of the Migration Wizard.
What you should do instead is the following:

- completely install your cluster into your existing tree. The cluster
servers will have new names compared to your current server name. Install
all volumes and other resources that you will need on the cluster

- Use the server Consolidation Utility to move your data and printers from
your existing server to the cluster

- update your scripts and other pointers to point to the correct cluster
resources

- retire your old server from the tree

Note that the Server Consolidation utility and Migration Wizard are now
combined into the following tool:
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=-j7B5E5npJw~
However when you run the tool, make sure that after having selected
"NetWare or OES" as source, you use the option "Consolidate and Copy Data
and Printing between Servers"

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Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.6)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: NW65 Cluster migration

Thanks Marcel, much appreciated.

Ray
"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
news:Hoapf.13227$ME5.12486@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Ray Doyle wrote:
>
>>
>>Use the Mig Wizard to migrate to 1 box
>>Add the 2nd box to the tree
>>Configure the cluster with the 2 new boxes
>>Migrate all but the sys: volumes onto the SAN

>
> That's not the recommended procedure. There is no use migrating your
> existing server to one of the cluster nodes as on the cluster, resources
> are always attached to their virtual servers and not the physical server.
> So there isn't anything useful for which you need to keep the idenetity
> that would require the use of the Migration Wizard.
> What you should do instead is the following:
>
> - completely install your cluster into your existing tree. The cluster
> servers will have new names compared to your current server name. Install
> all volumes and other resources that you will need on the cluster
>
> - Use the server Consolidation Utility to move your data and printers from
> your existing server to the cluster
>
> - update your scripts and other pointers to point to the correct cluster
> resources
>
> - retire your old server from the tree
>
> Note that the Server Consolidation utility and Migration Wizard are now
> combined into the following tool:
> http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=-j7B5E5npJw~
> However when you run the tool, make sure that after having selected
> "NetWare or OES" as source, you use the option "Consolidate and Copy Data
> and Printing between Servers"
>
> --
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.6)



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