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chasb73 Absent Member.
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ZCM 10.3.4 -> ZCM 11.2

Hi All

We have ZCM 10.3.4 running on W2008. We'd like to upgrade to ZCM 11.2 (and move across to a VM).

I'd also like to put the db onto a separate server. We're running a SQL 2005 DB currently.

From what i understand i need SQL 2008 for ZCM 11.2. I'm currently setting up a VM for this, with SQL2008 R2.

If i was to upgrade my ZCM server to 11.2, is it backwards compatible with my various clients?

We're running 10.2 upwards currently, depending on the image.

If i try to install ZCM 11.2 onto a new VM, but in the same zone it fails because it seems to think the current version is 10.3.3...

Can someone have a look at all this and tell me the best way to go about it?!
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nop19832 Absent Member.
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 -> ZCM 11.2

chasb73 wrote:

>
> Hi All
>
> We have ZCM 10.3.4 running on W2008. We'd like to upgrade to ZCM 11.2
> (and move across to a VM).
>
> I'd also like to put the db onto a separate server. We're running a
> SQL 2005 DB currently.
>
> From what i understand i need SQL 2008 for ZCM 11.2. I'm currently
> setting up a VM for this, with SQL2008 R2.


Yes you need SQL2008R2 (2008 would also work).

>
> If i was to upgrade my ZCM server to 11.2, is it backwards compatible
> with my various clients?


Yes but not recommended.

> We're running 10.2 upwards currently, depending on the image.
>
> If i try to install ZCM 11.2 onto a new VM, but in the same zone it
> fails because it seems to think the current version is 10.3.3...


You can't install a ZCM 11.2 version server into a 10.2/10.3.3
environment. You need to upgrade your existing zone before you can do
that.

> Can someone have a look at all this and tell me the best way to go
> about it?!


I would recommend you to upgrade/move the DB to the new SQL version.
Then upgrade your zone to 11.2 and then the clients. And if it's all
new to you a test environment would be the best way to start.

Also take a look at this:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_cm_migration/?page=
/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_cm_migration/data/bookinfo.html

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chasb73 Absent Member.
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 -> ZCM 11.2

Thanks for the info.

I have taken the first step (successfully i believe!) and moved the DB across onto a separate server, and SQL 2008R2. Presumably i can now just change the compatibility mode to SQL2008 when we upgrade to 11.2..?

The next step is for us to upgrade all our workstation agents to 10.3.4.

I have already upgraded the Primary (we only have 1 server currently) to 10.3.4, but 11.2 failed to pick this up and saw it as 10.3.3...

I'll then add a 2nd primary into the same zone, but built to 11.2, and deploy the 11.2 agents from this new primary.

If that makes sense..?

Cheers

nop1983;2191650 wrote:
chasb73 wrote:

>
> Hi All
>
> We have ZCM 10.3.4 running on W2008. We'd like to upgrade to ZCM 11.2
> (and move across to a VM).
>
> I'd also like to put the db onto a separate server. We're running a
> SQL 2005 DB currently.
>
> From what i understand i need SQL 2008 for ZCM 11.2. I'm currently
> setting up a VM for this, with SQL2008 R2.


Yes you need SQL2008R2 (2008 would also work).

>
> If i was to upgrade my ZCM server to 11.2, is it backwards compatible
> with my various clients?


Yes but not recommended.

> We're running 10.2 upwards currently, depending on the image.
>
> If i try to install ZCM 11.2 onto a new VM, but in the same zone it
> fails because it seems to think the current version is 10.3.3...


You can't install a ZCM 11.2 version server into a 10.2/10.3.3
environment. You need to upgrade your existing zone before you can do
that.

> Can someone have a look at all this and tell me the best way to go
> about it?!


I would recommend you to upgrade/move the DB to the new SQL version.
Then upgrade your zone to 11.2 and then the clients. And if it's all
new to you a test environment would be the best way to start.

Also take a look at this:
Novell Documentation
/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_cm_migration/data/bookinfo.html

--

--
Niels Poulsen

Novell Knowledge Partner

-------------------------------
A TRUE RED DEVIL
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nop19832 Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: ZCM 10.3.4 -> ZCM 11.2

chasb73,

>
> Thanks for the info.
>
> I have taken the first step (successfully i believe!) and moved the DB
> across onto a separate server, and SQL 2008R2. Presumably i can now
> just change the compatibility mode to SQL2008 when we upgrade to
> 11.2..?


Yes.

>
> The next step is for us to upgrade all our workstation agents to
> 10.3.4.
>

This can't be done before you've upgrade all your primary servers in
the zone.

> I have already upgraded the Primary (we only have 1 server currently)
> to 10.3.4, but 11.2 failed to pick this up and saw it as 10.3.3...
>
> I'll then add a 2nd primary into the same zone, but built to 11.2, and
> deploy the 11.2 agents from this new primary.
>
> If that makes sense..?


Yes, I think so. The first is on ZCM 11.2? Or still on 10.3.4? If so
you can't install a zcm server version 11.2 into your zone. The DB and
therefore also the first primary server has to be upgrade before you
install a new zcm 11.2 server.


--

Niels Poulsen

Novell Knowledge Partner

-------------------------------
A TRUE RED DEVIL

-- Niels I have always liked... Cowabunga! If you find this post helpful, please show your appreciation by clicking on the star below. A member must be logged in before s/he can assign reputation points.
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