jfeyen
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Upgrade advice OES11SP1 to OES11SP2 / OES2015

Hi,

We want to upgrade our OES11SP1 servers.

What is your experience? Did the upgrade went without any problems?

Did anyone tried upgrade to OES2015?

We have a large environment and are hesitating between oes11sp2 or oes2015.

Kr,

Joeri
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Re: Upgrade advice OES11SP1 to OES11SP2 / OES2015

jfeyen wrote:

> We want to upgrade our OES11SP1 servers.
>
> What is your experience? Did the upgrade went without any problems?
>
> Did anyone tried upgrade to OES2015?
>
> We have a large environment and are hesitating between oes11sp2 or
> oes2015.


If it's going to take a while for you to update regardless of the
direction (OES 11 SP2 vs OES 2015) due to a large number of servers,
keep in mind that overall OES 2015 will be in general support longer
than OES 11. Therefore it may make sense to go straight to 2015
instead of doing the OES 11 update and then having to turn around a
short time later and having to upgrade again to keep your servers under
general support.

Note that OES 11 general support ends 13 Dec 2016 while OES 2015
general support ends 31 March 2019.

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Re: Upgrade advice OES11SP1 to OES11SP2 / OES2015

jfeyen;2410666 wrote:
Hi,

We want to upgrade our OES11SP1 servers.

What is your experience? Did the upgrade went without any problems?

Did anyone tried upgrade to OES2015?

We have a large environment and are hesitating between oes11sp2 or oes2015.

Kr,

Joeri


I have not upgraded to OES2015, so I can only speak to OES11 SP1 to OES11 SP2.
We did about 20 of them and they were all remote regions for us.

We shipped down the .ISO (they're on VMware) and booted teh guest VM from the .ISO to perform the off-line media method. Mainly because having to download hundreds of MB across a T1 WAN link is time consuming and problematic to say the least.

We did not have any issues with the in-place upgrade.

After the upgrade, we re-registered with our SMT server to get the repos straightened out and have slowly been patching them.

Ideally, you'll probably want to do OES2015 just because it'll be supported longer, but I'm not sure if there's any hidden gotcha's that people have run into, so I can't really comment on that.

IF it were me, I'd try OES2015 on a test server (or one that wasn't terribly important) and see how it went/goes after several weeks of having users hammer away at it.

Generally speaking, the in-place upgrades have gone very smoothly for us for all OES platforms (OES2, SP2, SP3, OES11, SP1, SP2). Except for the one time the regional staff person put the DVD in upside down.

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