PLAN FOR A PRODUCTION INSTALLATION / UPGRADE / MIGRATION

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    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.

    http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/orion/docs/ReleaseNotes/releaseNotes.htm

    What features are been included in NPM 12 released compared what i have currently installed

    https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/New_Feature_Summary_NPM

    Minimum Hardware Recommendation

    http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/en/flarehelp/sam/content/core-orion-server-hardware-requirements-sw1838.htm

    NPM database server (SQL Server) requirements

    http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/en/flarehelp/netflow/content/core-requirements-for-the-orion-database-server--sql-server--sw1796.htm

     

     

    We strongly advised to have FULL Orion Database backup before you upgrade .

    Backing Up, Restoring, and Migrating Your Orion Database

    http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/videos/backing-up-restoring-and-migrating-your-orion-database.html

    If you are looking for migration please see the below link

    https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/Orion_migration_procedure

     

     

    How can i get help for my Upgrade Or fresh install  ?

    https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/Network_Performance_Monitor_Training

    1. Installation (4 videos)
      1. Preparing an NPM Installation (17:51)
      2. Install Network Performance Monitor https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/Install_Network_Performance_Monitor_-_Video(5:22)
      3. How to install an additional polling engine (3:20)
      4. Migrating your Orion Platform product to another server (8:01)
    2. Upgrading (2 videos)
      1. Upgrade to NPM v12 (45:40)
      2. Upgrading the Orion Platform (4:22)

    Please find the below links

     

    SOLARWINDS PRODUCT UPGRADE ADVISOR

     

    https://customerportal.solarwinds.com/support/product-upgrade-advisor

     

    COMPATIBILITY OF SOLARWINDS ORION PRODUCTS FOR INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE

     

    http://knowledgebase.solarwinds.com/kb/questions/1888/Compatibility+of+SolarWinds+Orion+Products+for+Installation+and+Upgrade

    Where i can Download upgrade installers ?

    https://customerportal.solarwinds.com/Licenses

    https://customerportal.solarwinds.com/Licenses

    HOW TO UPGRADE TO NPM 11.5

    https://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/solarwinds-community/product-blog/blog/2015/03/12/how-to-upgrade-to-npm-115

     

     

    How can I migrate/apply the licensed from another server to a new server?

    License Manager:

    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:
    http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/...icenseManager/

     

     

     

    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 .

    http://www.solarwinds.com/support/ticket

    Select "System Down" priority

    24/7 Phone Support

    You can also contact the support by 24/7  phone support .

    http://www.solarwinds.com/company/contact.aspx