I will migrate Orion server and SQL server to new hardware. I want to upgrade NPM, SAM and NCM to recent versions (currently: Orion Platform 2015.1.3, SAM 6.2.3, DPA 10.0.1, NCM 7.4.1, IVIM 2.1.1, QoE 2.0, Toolset 11.0.1, NPM 11.5.3, Mobile Admin) by the occasion. So my plan is to copy Orion database to new SQL server and then install recent versions on new Orion server with connection to copied database. My question is if old database will work with newest NPM, SAM and NCM or would be safer to upgrade running Orion and then move database to new server?
This will work with the latest versions of installation go ahead.
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thanks for links. I found some of them already and I've been thinking about the issue during weekend. I think to go through myself without opening tickets. It is easier but less satisfying
First I will move Orion DB to new SQL server.
I have currently latest versions modules on Orion 2015 platform. So the question is if to upgrade to platform 2016 first and then move Orion server to new hardware (which would be installed initially on platform 2016 - NPM 12.0.1 etc.).
Or second scenario - to Install new Orion platform on new server with connecting to migrated Orion DB without upgrading the old Orion server.
The first option looks to be safer but will take more time. The second one looks to be too risky from the other hand - If failed then I would have much more work then with the first one
Will still have Monday to thinking and let you know how it was on Tuesday.
Second option is safe where you will still have your production server up and running meanwhile you will have the new server deployed .
We have 24/7 service so if you stuck some place simply open the System Down support case and our team will immediately contact you to correct any of the issue.
During installation of new server you can simply skip the license and it will be working for you 30 Days evaluation without any issue so once your New system will be up and runnning you can then transfer your licenses to new system .
let me know if you have any question
This is already been included in this post i have provided how to migrate your licenses from old to new server in a VIDEO details.
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:
I knew all those instructions and procedures for migration before I started. The problem is that they work if everything goes smoothly without other issues. I met licences stuck at Customer Portal Deactivated on old server and inaccessible on new one. To be honest instructions to migrate Orion server with few modules and licenses between 2 servers with different names and IP addresses are not precise enough. Example - it is not written when to run Configuration Wizard on new server and what should be the state of Orion services on old server at the exact moment. Additionally what and how particular tables in Orion database should be manipulated manually (OrionServers, Engines etc.).
Finally with SW TechSupport all problems got sorted out (Great thanks to Brian Kiely in Ireland ).
Glad to hear things worked out I pay close attention to the 11 to 12 upgrades and any issues with the change. I'm also interested in SQL Server and windows server upgrades.
I'll give you few more details. The task was in general:
Please open a ticket with support. they can provide a step-by-step migration guide for you.
Short answer - the software version must be compatible with the database. So, you will need to install identical software versions on the new server first, and then run the upgrade installers
Ditto--what he said: Open a ticket with Solarwinds Support to get the right info and procedures. Otherwise you'll find what isn't compatible--the hard way.
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