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Zenworks 11.4 - Retiring the "First" Primary server

We have to replace our win 2008R2 servers with a more up to date OS.
To this end, I've joined a Win2016 server to our Zone, and would like to make this the "primary" primary server.

Any advice on how to do this?

Cheers,

Donald
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Re: Zenworks 11.4 - Retiring the "First" Primary server

For Starters....Windows 2016 is not Supported in ZCM 11.4.x as a Primary Server.
Only Windows 2012.

Next you don't use the Agent but the Media to install a Primary Server.

You have 2 basic options.....

#1 - Add a 2nd Server to Your Zone and then migrate all roles and functions such as DB and CA over.
Then Retire the 1st Server....

#2 - Hardware Swap method....that does not add a 2nd server to the zone.

Both covered here.....
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks114/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/data/brtyb40.html

May also want to review the ZCM 17.4 docs in the same section....
For the most part little has changed...but the newer docs may have but updated with more clarity on different steps.
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Re: Zenworks 11.4 - Retiring the "First" Primary server

Not supported or doesn't work? I've added a 2016 server to the zone, and it seems to be performing well.

The problem is, management are not happy to take down zenworks to upgrade it, but are quite happy to tell me that our 2008R2 servers have to go. I cant win, so I do what I can.


CRAIGDWILSON;2495702 wrote:
For Starters....Windows 2016 is not Supported in ZCM 11.4.x as a Primary Server.
Only Windows 2012.

Next you don't use the Agent but the Media to install a Primary Server.

You have 2 basic options.....

#1 - Add a 2nd Server to Your Zone and then migrate all roles and functions such as DB and CA over.
Then Retire the 1st Server....

#2 - Hardware Swap method....that does not add a 2nd server to the zone.

Both covered here.....
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks114/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/data/brtyb40.html

May also want to review the ZCM 17.4 docs in the same section....
For the most part little has changed...but the newer docs may have but updated with more clarity on different steps.
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