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What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oes onsles11

I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this.
I need to upgrade our iPrint server to 64 bit.

Currently the our iPrint is runing on SLES10 SP3 x86_64
I'd like t move it to the latest OES on SLES 11 64.

Is an in place upgrade possible to should I set up a new SLES11 server and
migrate using the migration tool?

thanks

Thomas
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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oes onsles11

Am 05.01.2015 um 03:28 schrieb Thomas Roberts:
> I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this.
> I need to upgrade our iPrint server to 64 bit.
>
> Currently the our iPrint is runing on SLES10 SP3 x86_64
> I'd like t move it to the latest OES on SLES 11 64.
>
> Is an in place upgrade possible to should I set up a new SLES11 server and
> migrate using the migration tool?


If you're really on x86_64 now, an inplace upgrade is absolutely
possible and usually works well. It's your call. 😉

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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oes onsles11

On 05/01/2015 02:28, Thomas Roberts wrote:

> I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this.
> I need to upgrade our iPrint server to 64 bit.
>
> Currently the our iPrint is runing on SLES10 SP3 x86_64


SLES10 SP3 was supported as the base OS for both OES2 SP2 and OES2 SP3
so which are you running? Please post the output from "cat
/etc/*release" to confirm.

> I'd like t move it to the latest OES on SLES 11 64.


That's currently OES11 SP2 on SLES11 SP3.

> Is an in place upgrade possible to should I set up a new SLES11 server and
> migrate using the migration tool?


Like Massimo has already said, yes it's possible to do an in-place
upgrade though the steps required will depend on whether you're using
OES2 SP2 or OES2 SP3.

HTH.
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Simon
Novell Knowledge Partner

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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oesonsles11

Here is the output:


Server1:

cat /etc/*release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 3
LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-noarch:core-2.0-
x86_64:core-3.0-x86_64"
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.2 (x86_64)
VERSION = 2.0.2
PATCHLEVEL = 2
BUILD = FCS

Server2:

cat /etc/*release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 3
LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-noarch:core-2.0-
x86_64:core-3.0-x86_64"
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3 (x86_64)
VERSION = 2.0.3
PATCHLEVEL = 3
BUILD



>>>

> On 05/01/2015 02:28, Thomas Roberts wrote:
>
>> I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this.
>> I need to upgrade our iPrint server to 64 bit.
>>
>> Currently the our iPrint is runing on SLES10 SP3 x86_64

>
> SLES10 SP3 was supported as the base OS for both OES2 SP2 and OES2 SP3
> so which are you running? Please post the output from "cat
> /etc/*release" to confirm.
>
>> I'd like t move it to the latest OES on SLES 11 64.

>
> That's currently OES11 SP2 on SLES11 SP3.
>
>> Is an in place upgrade possible to should I set up a new SLES11 server

> and
>> migrate using the migration tool?

>
> Like Massimo has already said, yes it's possible to do an in‑place
> upgrade though the steps required will depend on whether you're using
> OES2 SP2 or OES2 SP3.
>
> HTH.

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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oes onsles11

On 05/01/2015 19:28, Thomas Roberts wrote:

> Here is the output:
>
> Server1:
>
> cat /etc/*release
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 10
> PATCHLEVEL = 3
> LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-noarch:core-2.0-
> x86_64:core-3.0-x86_64"
> Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.2 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 2.0.2
> PATCHLEVEL = 2
> BUILD = FCS
>
> Server2:
>
> cat /etc/*release
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 10
> PATCHLEVEL = 3
> LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-noarch:core-2.0-
> x86_64:core-3.0-x86_64"
> Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 2.0.3
> PATCHLEVEL = 3
> BUILD


Okay both are 64-bit so can be upgraded in-place to OES11 SP2. However
Server1 first needs upgrading to OES2 SP3 as it's currently OES2 SP2
which is not a supported upgrade path to OES11 SP2.

The upgrade to OES11 SP2 will need to be done off-line using either
physical media or a network installation source.

Please see
https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/inst_oes_lx/data/bujr8yu.html
for the Upgrading to OES11 SP2 section of the OES11 SP2 Installation Guide.

HTH.
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Simon
Novell Knowledge Partner

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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to oesonsles11

I note that I am advised to Download and update the latest Sentinel agent
from
http://support.novell.com/products/sentinel/secure/sentinelplugins.html.
Failing to update the agent could result in SLES 11 booting issues.

I had a look at that but I couldn't see/I don't know how to deal with this.


If I decided to install a clean server and migrate my printers:

Is it possible to just move my driver store and print manager to the new
server or do I actually have to create a new driver store and new print
manager and migrate?

If I choose the migration option I need to transfer the server ID after I've
migrated the printers yes?

Thanks

Thomas


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Re: What is the preferred upgrade path for oes2 sles 10- to

Thomas Roberts;2343882 wrote:
I note that I am advised to Download and update the latest Sentinel agent
from
http://support.novell.com/products/sentinel/secure/sentinelplugins.html.
Failing to update the agent could result in SLES 11 booting issues.

I had a look at that but I couldn't see/I don't know how to deal with this.


If I decided to install a clean server and migrate my printers:

Is it possible to just move my driver store and print manager to the new
server or do I actually have to create a new driver store and new print
manager and migrate?

If I choose the migration option I need to transfer the server ID after I've
migrated the printers yes?

Thanks

Thomas


I see that this is older and I don't know how you handled this but I really think that Massimo and Simon are correct. Update the OES2SP2 server to OES2SP3 and apply all OES2SP3 patches to both. Then follow the offline in place upgrade instructions. I'd recommend using physical media for OES11SP2 but network source does work.

Are you running Sentinel?
https://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Sentinel

If you are you'd need to update it to the latest.

I think you can check by running
rpm -qa | grep sentinel

If it returns nothing, I don't think Sentinel is installed. Is that correct other experts?

I wish I had been on OES2(64-bit), we are in process of doing a transfer ID migration of all of our OES2SP3 servers to get onto OES11SP2.

With Transfer ID, you'll deploy the pre-migration server and install all services you want to migrate(iprint, etc.) Then you'll use the miggui tool to migrate all of those services, data, etc. and finally click the Transfer ID button to change the identity of the server. This the documented on using the miggui tool to transfer id migrate to a new server. I've had mixed results with the miggui tool over the years. Most recently migrating from an iPrint Appliance to a new iPrint appliance it really did not do a good job migrating iPrint.

An inplace upgrade is really the preferred method when available.

As always, make sure you have backups.

What did you end up doing Thomas?
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