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Convert Primary Poller to Additional Poller

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How do I convert an NPM primary server to an Additional Poller?

These are the steps I believe to be accurate but I'd like confirmation:

1) Shutdown services on old primary server, NPM1

2) Deactivate NPM license on old primary server, NPM1

3) Run configuration wizard on old primary server, NPM1 and point to new primary server, NPM2

4) Install additional poller license on NPM1

Is this accurate or am I missing something?

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(3) uninstall all of the solarwinds software off the old primary server, make sure the ProgramData and Program Files directories are empty

(4) install the additional polling engine package pointing at the new primary poller and database.

If there is much of the old primary server software lying around the licening will detect it and shut down the server

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(3) uninstall all of the solarwinds software off the old primary server, make sure the ProgramData and Program Files directories are empty

(4) install the additional polling engine package pointing at the new primary poller and database.

If there is much of the old primary server software lying around the licening will detect it and shut down the server

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These are my updated steps

1) Export inventory on old primary, NPM1 and save on new primary, NPM2

2) Export of Application templates on old primay, NPM1 and same on new primary, NPM2

3) Shutdown services on old primary, NPM1

4) Deactivate license on old primary, NPM1

5) Reimage old primary, NPM1 (It's a VM so it's very easily)

6) Install additional polling engine package and point to new primary poller, NPM2 and database

7) Import NPM1 inventory and application template on NPM2

Thanks Richard