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eDir 88SP5 on NetWare and eDir 9.1 on OES2018 in ONE replica-ring

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our Master-Replica-Server ist a NetWare-Server-v6.5SP8 (eDir 8.8.SP5); This server holds all master-replicas of all partitions.

Now, we would like to install the first OES2018-Server in the tree.

The plan is to do a migration (MIGGUI) from a OES11.3 (SLES11-SP3, eDir 8.8SP8) to OES2018 (eDir9.1). This server holds rw-replicas from all partitions.

Beside all the other things to be aware of (like Certificates, SLP, ...), are the Versions of the eDirs (8.8SP5 and 9.1) compatible ? Is this a possible or recomendable  way to install the first OES2018-Server in the tree?




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Re: eDir 88SP5 on NetWare and eDir 9.1 on OES2018 in ONE replica-ring


I checked with one of our technical experts who suggested to submit your questions regarding this tool and upgrading OES, in the OES community. But here some preliminary feedback:

Migrating from 888 to 9.x will not upgrade the dib but perhaps this tool will?

From an eDir perspective, you may want to do the following:

- Install on a new box the OES 2018 schema update pattern.  Use this to extend schema in the current tree. 

- Perform a normal install of the main OES components and add the new server to the tree. 

- Give it a RW of root followed by any child partitions.  Make it master of all.

As far as 885 and 9.x in the same tree: we support it in the case of migration but you should not leave those NW servers in the rings. They can be in the tree but you don't want them processing obits any longer than absolutely necessary. Just ex-ref them when feasible. 

Hope this helps as a starting point but looking for a better response in the OES community might give you better information!


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