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Migration from iprint OES to Appliance?

We use iPrint on OES2015SP1.

Yesterday I read, that iprint Appliance is now available for OES Users.

Is there a way to migrate OES iprint to Appliance iPrint?

What are the benefits using the appliance besides Mobile printing?
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Re: Migration from iprint OES to Appliance?

lis;2457153 wrote:
We use iPrint on OES2015SP1.

Yesterday I read, that iprint Appliance is now available for OES Users.

Is there a way to migrate OES iprint to Appliance iPrint?

What are the benefits using the appliance besides Mobile printing?


Yes there is a migration tool: https://www.novell.com/documentation/iprint-appliance-3/iprint_admin/data/b1mrfi5t.html

Thomas
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Re: Migration from iprint OES to Appliance?

On 12/05/17 09:08, lis wrote:

> We use iPrint on OES2015SP1.
>
> Yesterday I read, that iprint Appliance is now available for OES Users.
>
> Is there a way to migrate OES iprint to Appliance iPrint?
>
> What are the benefits using the appliance besides Mobile printing?


Hmm the way that I interpreted yesterday's email announcing the
availability of Micro Focus iPrint for OES was that the features
previously only available with iPrint Appliance are now available for
OES2015 SP1.

This interpretation seems to be borne out by the following wording at
https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes2015/iprintfeatures/data/iprintfeatures.html

--begin--
These advanced features are available with iPrint Appliance, a
standalone version of iPrint. Now, with this release, the same features
are enabled for OES customers. All the desktop printing features
continues to work with legacy Novell iPrint.
---end---

So provided you're at (an updated) OES2015 SP1 there should be no need
to migrate to iPrint Appliance.

HTH.
--
Simon
Micro Focus Knowledge Partner

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Migration from iprint OES to Appliance?

On 05/12/2017 11:13 AM, Simon Flood wrote:
> On 12/05/17 09:08, lis wrote:
>
>> We use iPrint on OES2015SP1.
>>
>> Yesterday I read, that iprint Appliance is now available for OES Users.
>>
>> Is there a way to migrate OES iprint to Appliance iPrint?
>>
>> What are the benefits using the appliance besides Mobile printing?

>
> Hmm the way that I interpreted yesterday's email announcing the
> availability of Micro Focus iPrint for OES was that the features
> previously only available with iPrint Appliance are now available for
> OES2015 SP1.
>
> This interpretation seems to be borne out by the following wording at
> https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes2015/iprintfeatures/data/iprintfeatures.html
>
>
> --begin--
> These advanced features are available with iPrint Appliance, a
> standalone version of iPrint. Now, with this release, the same features
> are enabled for OES customers. All the desktop printing features
> continues to work with legacy Novell iPrint.
> ---end---
>
> So provided you're at (an updated) OES2015 SP1 there should be no need
> to migrate to iPrint Appliance.
>
> HTH.


That's correct Simon. iPrint for OES is bringing the mobile capabilities
that appliance 2.1 has into OES2015sp1 servers.
At current stage, appliance 3.0 capabilities are not yet implemented in
iPrint for OES.
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tmcgoffin Absent Member.
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Re: Migration from iprint OES to Appliance?

Hi there, for me the easiest way has been to take the list of printers from the OES server by way of the Printer Status reports. You can get the file off the OES server but I just copy from the web browser results into Excel. I use the gateway load string to get the IP address and let Excel Flash Fill do some magic. Make sure the import file has the driver name exactly as it is in the driver store and it will match up. Then after hours, shut down the OES server, import the appliance OVF into vmware, configure the new server with same IP address. Configure license, directory server, data store (we have one data store and all the iPrint servers reference it as remote server), add CA certificate, check for updates, reboot if needed. Finally import printers. If I'm not ready to put into production, I change the Vlan on the VM's NIC. The only real impact is the drivers get automatically updated on the client workstations and some users don't understand what is going on. This sounds like a lot of work but I've always struggled with the Migration tool.

https://printername/PsmStatus/GenerateReportSettings

Just my two cents.

Teresa
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