This new release looks like it has some awesome features so I am eager to install it.
Before I upgrade myself, I always like to see how other people's experience was. So for those of you that have upgraded, how was it?
I upgraded a small development environment. (less than 100 nodes total with NPM, NTA, and NCM). The upgrade went "ok", but the VIM function isn't working at all. The Virtualization Summary view is not updating, and there is no host to guest associations anymore. I've been 2 weeks with support and no resolution yet. At this point, going to wait some time before looking at upgrading my production environment.
I had a pending restart from an windows update on the server that caused the installation from resuming.
I cancelled the upgrade, restarted the server and resumed the upgrade.
Now everyting goes much better. 🙂
Not good, I had to roll back to 2019.4 complete uninstall/reinstall of the Orion Modules (5) and restore my database. Over 8 hours on support call, 12 hours downtime. The application upgraded okay, just couldn't run the config wizard successfully which meant the system couldn't function correctly. I've since been sent a fix the following day by the development team to delete some database tables before attempting the upgrade again, which I haven't tried yet.
I upgraded a small Test environment with no issues. This was using the offline installer
Servers upgraded where
MPE: running NPM, NCM and IPAM
APE:running NPM, NCM and IPAM
x2 AWS servers
Remote SQL running AG Groups (SQL 2017).
I'm expecting (hoping) a hassle free upgrade to PROD. But will be looking at installing log viewer with the upgrade
Very soon, we have a big project of releasing a Site Topology map for all our sites using Orion Maps which is currently delayed due to the new features.
MPE with HA
x2 APE with HA
SQL 2017 with 4 node AG cluster
NPM, NCM with 450 devices and 100 servers
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