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OES 2 to OES 11 upgrade fail

Hi,
I am trying to upgrade a OES2/ Sles10 server to OES11 SP1 / SLES 11 using AutoYaST.
This procedure is documented in the OES 11 SP1 Installation Guide ( 28 Aug 2012) in section 5.6.

I have remastered the Integrated ISO file as per the instructions, modified the disk mount points and created an Answer File with the admin user password.

I mount the ISO and start the upgrade as per the instructions - all is well until after the reboot, the server is attempting the OES configuration - specifically "Initializing LDAP servers configuration."

At this point I get the following error:
"ndsconfig failed to upgrade and start eDirectory
This may be due to an incorrect LDAP admin password
Online upgrade aborted
Check your passwords and try again"
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command: /opt/novell/eDirectory/bin/ndsconfig upgrade -c -a ' ' -j --config-file /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf
starting service 'ndsd' ... Done.

Upgrading Novell eDirectory server with the following parameters, Please wait
Tree name: NDS
Server DN : <server domain/name>

Configuration file : /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf
Instance location : /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data
DIB location: /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib

Checking to see if the server is ready to receive requests ... unknown error 1 (1 hex).1

The instance at /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf is upgraded successfully.

Error: /opt/novell/eDirectory/bin/ndsconfig return value = 56.
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I have tried with different passwords, even leaving it out and the upgrade asking me for it - the result is still the same.

If I allow it to complete, login and run the OES installation manually - it works fine.
I want this to run silently as I have a lot of servers to upgrade.

Any Ideas ?

Thanks,
Glen
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Visitor.. sjghc
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Re: OES 2 to OES 11 upgrade fail

Fixed it !

There has to be more than one LDAP server defined in the OES installation and configuration tab in Yast.
It needs to be able to connect to one while the server being upgraded is in limbo.

Glen
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Re: OES 2 to OES 11 upgrade fail

In article <sjghc.5rea9b@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Sjghc wrote:
> There has to be more than one LDAP server defined in the OES
> installation and configuration tab in Yast.
> It needs to be able to connect to one while the server being upgraded
> is in limbo.
>

Ahhhh, that is good to know
Shows the value of that best practice (that isn't talked about enough)

thank you for sharing this


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Re: OES 2 to OES 11 upgrade fail

Wait... you can upgrade directly from OES2sp2 to OES11sp1, without incrementally upgrading to OES2sp3 first?
I was just told by someone at Novell support that I have to upgrade to OES2sp3 first.
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Re: OES 2 to OES 11 upgrade fail

On 06/03/2013 15:16, lpphiggp wrote:

> Wait... you can upgrade -directly -from OES2sp2 to OES11sp1, without
> incrementally upgrading to OES2sp3 first?
> I was just told by someone at Novell support that I have to upgrade to
> OES2sp3 first.


Yes, upgrading from 64-bit OES2 SP2 directly to OES11 SP1 is supported
but if you're using 32-bit OES2 SP2 you'll need to migrate as OES11 SPx
is 64-bit only.

Please see
http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/inst_oes_lx/data/bhu19u7.html

HTH.
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