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Best way to upgrade external renderer to 1.1?

Upgraded from 1.0.1 to 1.1 via zip file. Since Windows 8/8.1 printer
profiles did not come over via the zip import, I followed TID 3006957
(Option 2) and used the PADBTXT.XML from the old appliance to re-gen
printers and profiles on the new 1.1 appliance. All went well,
printing is fine and 8/8.1 profiles are back in place, and my old
1.0.1 renderer connected and went active after it was rebooted.

I would now like to upgrade the external renderer to 1.1 version. What
is the best path-- delete the external renderer on the iprintva
console so it's running only the internal renderer, uninstall the
renderer software from the external renderer box, install the new 1.1
software then re-configure and re-register? Or can I just run the 1.1
installer and do an in-place upgrade?

DG
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Re: Best way to upgrade external renderer to 1.1?

On 05/01/2015 17:22, DG wrote:

> Upgraded from 1.0.1 to 1.1 via zip file. Since Windows 8/8.1 printer
> profiles did not come over via the zip import, I followed TID 3006957
> (Option 2) and used the PADBTXT.XML from the old appliance to re-gen
> printers and profiles on the new 1.1 appliance. All went well,
> printing is fine and 8/8.1 profiles are back in place, and my old
> 1.0.1 renderer connected and went active after it was rebooted.
>
> I would now like to upgrade the external renderer to 1.1 version. What
> is the best path-- delete the external renderer on the iprintva
> console so it's running only the internal renderer, uninstall the
> renderer software from the external renderer box, install the new 1.1
> software then re-configure and re-register? Or can I just run the 1.1
> installer and do an in-place upgrade?


Whilst the note below step 8 in section 5.1.2 Upgrade of the iPrint
Appliance 1.1 Admin Guide[1] says

--begin--
IMPORTANT:If you have an existing remote renderer with the iPrint
appliance, then post-upgrade of this appliance, you must download,
install, and register the new remote renderer from the Management
Console. You must upgrade the renderer, else it remains in inactive state.
---end---

section 10.3.15 Upgrade Option Missing for Remote Renderer[2] notes

--begin--
The remote renderer on iPrint Appliance does not provide an upgrade option.

This is a known limitation of the remote renderer in the iPrint
Appliance 1.1 and earlier versions.

To resolve this issue, follow the steps from Section 6.5.3, Downloading
the Remote Renderer to Section 6.5.8, Registering the Remote Renderer to
download, install, and register the new renderer.
---end---

Sections 6.5.3 to 6.5.8 then cover installing and configuring the Remote
Renderer with no mention of uninstalling earlier versions.

HTH.

[1]
https://www.novell.com/documentation/iprint-appliance1/iprint_appliance/data/b15y4ib2.html#b15y52nm
[2]
https://www.novell.com/documentation/iprint-appliance1/iprint_appliance/data/b1boben9.html#b17jlpq0
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Simon
Novell Knowledge Partner

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Re: Best way to upgrade external renderer to 1.1?

On Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:56:54 GMT, Simon Flood
<smflood@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>On 05/01/2015 17:22, DG wrote:
>
>> Upgraded from 1.0.1 to 1.1 via zip file. Since Windows 8/8.1 printer
>> profiles did not come over via the zip import, I followed TID 3006957
>> (Option 2) and used the PADBTXT.XML from the old appliance to re-gen
>> printers and profiles on the new 1.1 appliance. All went well,
>> printing is fine and 8/8.1 profiles are back in place, and my old
>> 1.0.1 renderer connected and went active after it was rebooted.
>>
>> I would now like to upgrade the external renderer to 1.1 version. What
>> is the best path-- delete the external renderer on the iprintva
>> console so it's running only the internal renderer, uninstall the
>> renderer software from the external renderer box, install the new 1.1
>> software then re-configure and re-register? Or can I just run the 1.1
>> installer and do an in-place upgrade?

>
>Whilst the note below step 8 in section 5.1.2 Upgrade of the iPrint
>Appliance 1.1 Admin Guide[1] says
>
>--begin--
>IMPORTANT:If you have an existing remote renderer with the iPrint
>appliance, then post-upgrade of this appliance, you must download,
>install, and register the new remote renderer from the Management
>Console. You must upgrade the renderer, else it remains in inactive state.
>---end---
>
>section 10.3.15 Upgrade Option Missing for Remote Renderer[2] notes
>
>--begin--
>The remote renderer on iPrint Appliance does not provide an upgrade option.
>
>This is a known limitation of the remote renderer in the iPrint
>Appliance 1.1 and earlier versions.
>
>To resolve this issue, follow the steps from Section 6.5.3, Downloading
>the Remote Renderer to Section 6.5.8, Registering the Remote Renderer to
>download, install, and register the new renderer.
>---end---
>
>Sections 6.5.3 to 6.5.8 then cover installing and configuring the Remote
>Renderer with no mention of uninstalling earlier versions.
>
>HTH.
>
>[1]
>https://www.novell.com/documentation/iprint-appliance1/iprint_appliance/data/b15y4ib2.html#b15y52nm
>[2]
>https://www.novell.com/documentation/iprint-appliance1/iprint_appliance/data/b1boben9.html#b17jlpq0



OK, but contrary to what I posted earlier the external renderer was
NOT active after upgrading the appliance. At present, the external
renderer (1.0.1) cannot be activated nor can it be deleted-- both
result in what appears to be a java error. iprntrendcmd -s shows the
renderer as configured and running. I think what I'd really like to
do is just delete the old renderer from the list, uninstall/reinstall
the external renderer software, and re-register the renderer. But, I
suspect I can't do that until I can first delete the old renderer. Any
suggestions in that regard?
Thx,

DG
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