PLAN FOR A PRODUCTION INSTALLATION / UPGRADE / MIGRATION
Why should i upgrade ?
We strongly recommend you to upgrade to NPM 12 this Orion NPM introduces a number of significant enhancements to improve performance and provide greater stability in more demanding environments. Our development team also resolved know issues within the latest release .
For more details please see the release notes below.
What features are been included in NPM 12 released compared what i have currently installed
Minimum Hardware Recommendation
NPM database server (SQL Server) requirements
We strongly advised to have FULL Orion Database backup before you upgrade .
Backing Up, Restoring, and Migrating Your Orion Database
If you are looking for migration please see the below link
How can i get help for my Upgrade Or fresh install ?
- Installation (4 videos)
- Preparing an NPM Installation (17:51)
- Install Network Performance Monitor https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/Install_Network_Performance_Monitor_-_Video(5:22)
- How to install an additional polling engine (3:20)
- Migrating your Orion Platform product to another server (8:01)
- Upgrading (2 videos)
Please find the below links
SOLARWINDS PRODUCT UPGRADE ADVISOR
COMPATIBILITY OF SOLARWINDS ORION PRODUCTS FOR INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE
Where i can Download upgrade installers ?
How can I migrate/apply the licensed from another server to a new server?
A video has been created to help step people through moving a licensed product from one computer or server to another. You will be stepped through parking a license, moving to another computer or server, and reusing the parked license on the new computer or server:
SolarWinds Orion 2016.2 feature: Web-based License Manager - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support
I AM STUCK DURING THE UPGRADE / MIGRATION PROCESS WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
What if have another question or have any issue in relation to Upgrade ?
What if i stuck during the Upgrade process and my server is down ?
Please feel free to submit new support ticket in relation to your Question / Error our support lines are 24/7 available .
Select "System Down" priority
24/7 Phone Support
You can also contact the support by 24/7 phone support .