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Upgrading from 11.4 question

Our environment is 1 SLES11 box with Remote OEM Sybase and 2 x Virtual Appliances on 11.4.1

Do I need to have both VAs offline and upgrade one at a time or can I leave the second VA running while the first is upgrading, I'm hoping to minimise downtime by leaving the second VA running while the first upgrades.

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Re: Upgrading from 11.4 question

mmoshcs;2460508 wrote:
Our environment is 1 SLES11 box with Remote OEM Sybase and 2 x Virtual Appliances on 11.4.1

Do I need to have both VAs offline and upgrade one at a time or can I leave the second VA running while the first is upgrading, I'm hoping to minimise downtime by leaving the second VA running while the first upgrades.

Thanks


You need to take down the ZENworks services on all other primary servers during the upgrade.

While upgrading the first Primary Server, you must stop the ZENworks services on all other Primary Servers. During the upgrade of additional Primary Servers, you must stop the services on those servers that have not been upgraded. If you do not stop the services, the database might be affected.


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Re: Upgrading from 11.4 question

Suspected as such, wasn't sure if the fact it was an appliance would make a difference.

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Re: Upgrading from 11.4 question

Service Pack Upgrades Require Major DB Work.

#1 - You need to make sure another primary is not alerting/locking db during DB Upgrade modifications....
#2 - You don't want old server code writing to the DB after it has been upgraded/modified....

Using an appliance would not mitigate either concern.
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Re: Upgrading from 11.4 question

Keep in mind ZCM devices would operate in Caching Mode, so most users would likely not realize ZCM was even offline....unless they needed a new bundle during the upgrade period.
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