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ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

We are looking to upgrade to ZCM 11 in August. We have the latest ZCM 10.3.4 build on our systems.

What we are wanting to do is build a virtual server from scratch, install ZCM 11, and then migrate our existing data, i.e. bundles, images, etc. I've looked through the documentation on data migration but it only refers to the migration from Zenworks 7.5 and nothing about doing what I need to do.

Is there a guide for people in my situation and can someone direct me to it, or what do I need to do to accomplish this? Moreover, can support walk me through such a task?
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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

You do not want to Migrate.
What you want to do is "Replace an Existing Server" with a "New Server".
There should be some docs for this.

My Strong Recommendation is to do it in a manner so that the "New
Virtual Server" uses the same OS, Name, and IP Address as your old server.

However, In every possible case, you will either need to upgrade your
old server to 11.x first OR install the new server as 10.3.4, Perform
the Swap, and then upgrade the Virtual Server to 11.



On 6/26/2012 1:56 PM, motc7 wrote:
>
> We are looking to upgrade to ZCM 11 in August. We have the latest ZCM
> 10.3.4 build on our systems.
>
> What we are wanting to do is build a virtual server from scratch,
> install ZCM 11, and then migrate our existing data, i.e. bundles,
> images, etc. I've looked through the documentation on data migration
> but it only refers to the migration from Zenworks 7.5 and nothing about
> doing what I need to do.
>
> Is there a guide for people in my situation and can someone direct me
> to it, or what do I need to do to accomplish this? Moreover, can
> support walk me through such a task?
>
>



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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

craig_wilson;2203757 wrote:
You do not want to Migrate.
What you want to do is "Replace an Existing Server" with a "New Server".
There should be some docs for this.


think I just found them. Thanks! Terminology got me.

My Strong Recommendation is to do it in a manner so that the "New
Virtual Server" uses the same OS, Name, and IP Address as your old server.


That's what we want to do. Good there.

However, In every possible case, you will either need to upgrade your
old server to 11.x first OR install the new server as 10.3.4, Perform
the Swap, and then upgrade the Virtual Server to 11.



So I cannot just install it from scratch on the new Virtual Server? The reason why I do not want to do install on existing is that the OS is having some problems. The ZCM server is already virtualized in version 10.x. Can I just upgrade the existing, which upgrades the database, and then do a fresh install on a new Virtual Machine and do the same name, IP etc?


On 6/26/2012 1:56 PM, motc7 wrote:
>
> We are looking to upgrade to ZCM 11 in August. We have the latest ZCM
> 10.3.4 build on our systems.
>
> What we are wanting to do is build a virtual server from scratch,
> install ZCM 11, and then migrate our existing data, i.e. bundles,
> images, etc. I've looked through the documentation on data migration
> but it only refers to the migration from Zenworks 7.5 and nothing about
> doing what I need to do.
>
> Is there a guide for people in my situation and can someone direct me
> to it, or what do I need to do to accomplish this? Moreover, can
> support walk me through such a task?
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

When you "Replace an Existing Server" the Old and New Server need to be
at the Same Exact Version of ZCM.

What you will do is Install a New Server into a new "TEMP ZONE" and
patch to the old Servers level.

Then you will follow the process to copy over the DB, Config Files,
Content, etc... which will in essence make the "Temp Zone" cease to
exist and the new server will be the old server.

So you can either build the old server up to 10.3.4 and move the current
zone over to the new server.

Or Upgrade the Old Server to whatever version you install the new server as.

If your current server is having issues, it's likely easier to install
the new server to 10.3.4 and then move everything over to that.

Then upgrade that new server to 11.x


On 6/26/2012 2:36 PM, motc7 wrote:
>
> craig_wilson;2203757 Wrote:
>> You do not want to Migrate.
>> What you want to do is "Replace an Existing Server" with a "New
>> Server".
>> There should be some docs for this.

>
> think I just found them. Thanks! Terminology got me.
>
>> My Strong Recommendation is to do it in a manner so that the "New
>> Virtual Server" uses the same OS, Name, and IP Address as your old
>> server.

>
> That's what we want to do. Good there.
>
>> However, In every possible case, you will either need to upgrade your
>> old server to 11.x first OR install the new server as 10.3.4, Perform
>> the Swap, and then upgrade the Virtual Server to 11.

>
>
> So I cannot just install it from scratch on the new Virtual Server?
> The reason why I do not want to do install on existing is that the OS is
> having some problems. The ZCM server is already virtualized in version
> 10.x. Can I just upgrade the existing, which upgrades the database, and
> then do a fresh install on a new Virtual Machine and do the same name,
> IP etc?
>
>
> On 6/26/2012 1:56 PM, motc7 wrote:
>>
>> We are looking to upgrade to ZCM 11 in August. We have the latest

> ZCM
>> 10.3.4 build on our systems.
>>
>> What we are wanting to do is build a virtual server from scratch,
>> install ZCM 11, and then migrate our existing data, i.e. bundles,
>> images, etc. I've looked through the documentation on data migration
>> but it only refers to the migration from Zenworks 7.5 and nothing

> about
>> doing what I need to do.
>>
>> Is there a guide for people in my situation and can someone direct me
>> to it, or what do I need to do to accomplish this? Moreover, can
>> support walk me through such a task?
>>
>>

>
>
> --
> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
> Novell Knowledge Partner
>
> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>
> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
> human.
>
>



--
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Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
--
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motc7 Absent Member.
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

craig_wilson;2203775 wrote:
When you "Replace an Existing Server" the Old and New Server need to be
at the Same Exact Version of ZCM.

What you will do is Install a New Server into a new "TEMP ZONE" and
patch to the old Servers level.

Then you will follow the process to copy over the DB, Config Files,
Content, etc... which will in essence make the "Temp Zone" cease to
exist and the new server will be the old server.

So you can either build the old server up to 10.3.4 and move the current
zone over to the new server.

Or Upgrade the Old Server to whatever version you install the new server as.

If your current server is having issues, it's likely easier to install
the new server to 10.3.4 and then move everything over to that.

Then upgrade that new server to 11.x






On 6/26/2012 2:36 PM, motc7 wrote:
>
> craig_wilson;2203757 Wrote:
>> You do not want to Migrate.
>> What you want to do is "Replace an Existing Server" with a "New
>> Server".
>> There should be some docs for this.

>
> think I just found them. Thanks! Terminology got me.
>
>> My Strong Recommendation is to do it in a manner so that the "New
>> Virtual Server" uses the same OS, Name, and IP Address as your old
>> server.

>
> That's what we want to do. Good there.
>
>> However, In every possible case, you will either need to upgrade your
>> old server to 11.x first OR install the new server as 10.3.4, Perform
>> the Swap, and then upgrade the Virtual Server to 11.

>
>
> So I cannot just install it from scratch on the new Virtual Server?
> The reason why I do not want to do install on existing is that the OS is
> having some problems. The ZCM server is already virtualized in version
> 10.x. Can I just upgrade the existing, which upgrades the database, and
> then do a fresh install on a new Virtual Machine and do the same name,
> IP etc?
>
>
> On 6/26/2012 1:56 PM, motc7 wrote:
>>
>> We are looking to upgrade to ZCM 11 in August. We have the latest

> ZCM
>> 10.3.4 build on our systems.
>>
>> What we are wanting to do is build a virtual server from scratch,
>> install ZCM 11, and then migrate our existing data, i.e. bundles,
>> images, etc. I've looked through the documentation on data migration
>> but it only refers to the migration from Zenworks 7.5 and nothing

> about
>> doing what I need to do.
>>
>> Is there a guide for people in my situation and can someone direct me
>> to it, or what do I need to do to accomplish this? Moreover, can
>> support walk me through such a task?
>>
>>

>
>
> --
> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
> Novell Knowledge Partner
>
> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>
> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
> human.
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.




So, how would I do that? Do I need the CD media, or can I download the file from Novell?
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motc7 Absent Member.
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

Just want to restate something, because I think I'm getting confused at what you are saying.

Our current sole server is on 10.3.4. We want to build a brand new server on a VM.

So since our old server is patched all the way to the most current 10.x version, would i then just install 11.x on the new VM and then move all the databases, images, etc over? Is that what you are saying? Sorry, just trying to be right.
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motc7 Absent Member.
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Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

Just want to restate something, because I think I'm getting confused at what you are saying.

Our current sole server is on 10.3.4. We want to build a brand new server on a VM.

So since our old server is patched all the way to the most current 10.x version, would i then just install 11.x on the new VM and then move all the databases, images, etc over? Is that what you are saying? Sorry, just trying to be right.
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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: ZCM 10.3.4 to ZCM 11 SP2 upgrade questions

Install a New 10.3.4 Server.
Follow the Procedures to Replace an Existing Server with a New Server.

On 6/26/2012 5:26 PM, motc7 wrote:
>
> Just want to restate something, because I think I'm getting confused at
> what you are saying.
>
> Our current sole server is on 10.3.4. We want to build a brand new
> server on a VM.
>
> So since our old server is patched all the way to the most current 10.x
> version, would i then just install 11.x on the new VM and then move all
> the databases, images, etc over? Is that what you are saying? Sorry,
> just trying to be right.
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
--
Please give a hearty thumbs up to any post you find helpful!
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