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Rolling Upgrade to 6.5, ncs 1.7

Hi,

I'm slightly confused about how to migrate our 4 node cluster from
NetWare6 SP4 to Netware 6.5 SP3.

I've read TID 10094313 which proposes a rolling update. LIke this I
will have two nodes which leave the cluster, perform an inplace
upgrade, then down the other two nodes, start the new 6.5 nodes which
will overtake the ressources.

This procedure will result in downtime (not very long I hope) when all
4 nodes are down. What irritates me more is, when the new 6.5 nodes
cannot overtake the ressources properly, am I able to just restart the
untouched nodes? Or would the try to start the ressources with the new
NCS 1.7 sort of spoil the ressources for NCS 1.6?

Why not try a migration as outlined by A. Taubman in an older topic:
just issue "cluster leave" on one node, upgrade to 6.5, reinstall all
the patches (i just do hope I do not forget some), rejoin the cluster?

B. Kuhlmann

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Re: Rolling Upgrade to 6.5, ncs 1.7

Originally the NW6.0 clustering did not allow for a rolling upgrade.
This is now fixed.

if you note TID10094313 did not mention a SP level. I will see about
getting that added.

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Timothy Leerhoff
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Re: Rolling Upgrade to 6.5, ncs 1.7

Well, thank you for your answer, but
does that mean I should prefer the "Taubman-way"? Or do an upgrade as
outlined in TID10094313??

Confused,
B. Kuhlmann
University of Hamburg, Germany

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Re: Rolling Upgrade to 6.5, ncs 1.7

You can do one at a time if you want. You are at a new enough level of
NW6.0.

--
Timothy Leerhoff
Novell Support Forum Volunteer Sysop

"The myth that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armor
to lead all his customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly
ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate
technology, led them into it in the first place, and continues to do so
today."
- Douglas Adams
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