Based on some posts from another customers maybe outside there some other decided to wait for some weeks to upgrade their existing v8.5 in expectation that soon there will be provided newest patch of v9 off course with a lot of fixes to currently unintended issuses.
Actually, is it possible to install full version/licensed v9 on another machine while existing v8.5 still operates in production environment ? If it is possible, I think it will be very helpful to provide the guidance to do that.
Separate installs of v8.5 and v9 happily monitor the same network resources if they are installed on different servers. But I think you're going to run into a licensing issue, because it's not possible to share the same license simultaneously between ipMonitor installations. You can't run both a licensed v9 and a licensed v8.5 if you only have the one license.
But, what you can do is install the v9 trial version with the 1000 monitor limit on another server. If 1000 monitors are not enough to allow you to satisfactorily evaluate ipMonitor v9, our support team can give you an unlock code for extra monitors.
This is very interesting to follow what were you suggested. Currently in production environment, my v8.5 monitors about 3500 objects.
Follow up you suggestion, I had opened a ticket (Case # 30536) requested extra monitors for v9 trial version.
Is there any guidance for me to follow in to bring monitors data from v8.5 to another machine which v9 trial version will be installed on ?
You'll be effectively moving ipMonitor to another server (except you'll keep the original running and you won't be putting a real license on the new box). See this Knowledge base article for details.
I can not find procedures to do rollback to v8.5 if there's unintended issues after upgrading process. Where can I find it ?
I'm not so sure there's an article like that for v9 yet. Here's my advice, which is easy to execute.
Do you see any problems with using the procedure you referenced (http://support.solarwinds.com/kbase/ProblemDetail.cfm?ID=764) to move the installation of ipMonitor to a different drive on the same server?
We're running out of space on the system drive (where ipMonitor is currently installed) and would like to move it to a data drive.
The steps and the ordering really don’t make much sense from one drive to another. The credentials database ipMonitor uses can’t be lifted from one machine to another without the backup & restore program getting involved. If the database stays on the same machine, we should be ok.
Here's what I recommend:
If the credentials go orphaned, the “encryption container” was reset by the installation program, and you’ll need to delete config\cred\credentials.db, and then run the restore program off the backup you made.
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