Orion Application Setup Migration

I have Solarwinds environment with NPM,NCM,NTA,SAM,IPAM,VMAN and DPA on our onprem Orion server (Windows 2012) and Database is onprem as well. I am planning to migrate the whole Orion setup to our cloud environment with less downtime with new server IP address. I am trying to get few suggestions on the migration plan.

  • I am checking the HA setup option to migrate the Orion server to cloud? I have my primary Orion server as Windows 2012, can I setup secondary HA server a Windows 2016 server ?
  • What will be the migration order ? Should I migrate the database to cloud first and setup Orion HA server or should I do vice-versa ?
  • As the new server will be in different IP address range, Can I still setup HA secondary server ?
  • Are there any other best practices for Orion setup migration to cloud with less downtime ?

Thanks

    • I am checking the HA setup option to migrate the Orion server to cloud? I have my primary Orion server as Windows 2012, can I setup secondary HA server a Windows 2016 server ?

    Yes. See my post on Zero Downtime Migration here where I use this as an example > thwack.solarwinds.com/.../492985 

    • What will be the migration order ? Should I migrate the database to cloud first and setup Orion HA server or should I do vice-versa ?

    This is largely order-independent, though I typically have a personal preference to migrate the database first. 

    • As the new server will be in different IP address range, Can I still setup HA secondary server ?

    Yes, Orion High Availability supports multi-subnet failover, so it's not required that both servers be on the same subnet. 

    • Are there any other best practices for Orion setup migration to cloud with less downtime ?

    See my post on Zero Downtime migration https://thwack.solarwinds.com/t5/Product-Blog/How-to-Migrate-Orion-to-a-New-Server-With-Zero-Downtime/ba-p/492985 


  • Hi Venkata, we are in a similar situation, were you able to migrate successfully? any hiccups or lessons learn?

    Please share with us, thanks.