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ou56
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STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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Hello:

We just recently upgraded Orion NPM and Storage Manager to the latest versions available -- 11.5.2 for NPM, and 6.1.0 for Storage Manager.  Now we'd like to take advantage of the direct integration of Storage Manager in Orion.  Currently, we still have Storage Manager on its own server, and use the Storage Manager Integration plugin installed in Orion where it adds the tab to the console, but it's just the link.  We'd like the full integration.  I've been reading through the documentation, and it appears that SRM is what has the full integration.  If this is true then the question is, how do we do the upgrade the SRM from Storage Manager, or is there a direct upgrade path?  The documentation seems very vague on how to upgrade, or do we have to rip out Storage Manager in our environment, and install and configure SRM from scratch?  The other question is it really best practice to install SRM on the same server that Orion NPM is running on?  Does SRM need an SMIS provider?

I appreciate the help on this, just trying to get more information so we know how to proceed.  Thanks!

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mrs.alterego
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Re: STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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This question was asked not too long ago; maybe the Q&A from that thread would be helpful for you. You can find it here.

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HolyGuacamole
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Re: STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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‌have you gone through this already?

Storage Dreaming - The Next Chapter for Storage Monitoring with SolarWinds

which devices do you currently monitor in stm?

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ou56
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Re: STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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Thanks for the reply and the link.  No I had not seen that yet and it answers most of my questions.  Based on that article, it sounds like SRM is pretty much independent of STM.  That does lead me back to part of my original question though, is there any upgrade path from STM to SRM, or do we need to install SRM from scratch and basically start over?  It would be nice to keep historical data but if that is not possible, we can always just leave Storage Manager running for a temporary period alongside of SRM.  If anybody knows about the upgrade from STM to SRM, that would be most appreciated.  So far I have not found anything in the documentation regarding if there is an upgrade path or not.

We monitor two EMC VNX arrays.

Thank you!

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HolyGuacamole
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Re: STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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There is no upgrade path from STM to SRM.

You can let both STM+SRM run in parallel with no license penalty for monitoring the same arrays from both STM and SRM.

ou56
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Re: STM/SRM upgrade, which upgrade path from STM?

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Thanks, that's exactly the info we have been searching for.  Thank you for your help.