I assume that you have another server (Windows 2008) that is prepared to take the place of the Windows 2003 server
The migration document is here - http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/Orion/docs/OrionServerMigration.pdf
Orion database holds most of the configurations and statistics. Just remember to backup the Orion database first, before you do any upgrade/migration, just to keep you safe.
The most important part that most people miss is the "Reassigning Nodes" section of the PDF I had pointed out to (Pg.10). When you move to a new server, the Polling Engine will pick up new hostname/IP and will map it to a new EngineID. The Nodes will still be pointing to the old EngineID that does not have a working Polling Engine, that will cause your polling to cease working.
There are 2 folders that you should backup:
- \Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\Reports -- for x64 servers. Might just be \Program Files\SolarWinds\Orion\Reports
- \Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\Maps -- I do not think that there is a need, but just in case it is still there. 10.3 is already using Network Atlas, the have the maps stored in the database.
The following is the release notes for 10.3: SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor Release Notes
Firstly please provide us basic information so we can assist you further.
Do you have Application and DB running on the same server ?
Are you just moving the Application Server ?
Please find the below pdf and go through in details .
For more details please find the links below.
- Install NPM
- NPM Upgrade/Compatibility Matrix
- How to Migrate NPM to Different Server
- Migrating Your NPM Database
- How to Manually Register a SolarWinds License
- What Kind of SQL Server Licensing does SolarWinds Require?
- New Database Migration Tool for Specific Periods of Data is Now Available
- Installing SolarWinds Software and SolarWinds Database Across WAN
- NPM Installation and Initial Discovery | Video Tutorial
- How to Park, Migrate and Upgrade a SolarWinds License | Video Tutorial
- How to Activate a SolarWinds Product License | Video Tutorial
if you have any question please do let us know.
The majority of the information you have is in the database. If it's staying put, then as long as you point to it with the configuration wizard, everything will still be there. You will however have to move the /Reports and /Maps folders over to the new server in order to retain that information once the new install is complete. You will also need to change nodes to what the database will see as the new poller. Once the configuration wizard is complete, you can open the Orion Database Manager, connect to the SQL server and run this query:
Select * from Engines
Make note of the EngineID of the new server.
Run this query next:
Update Nodes Set EngineID = x where x is the EngineID from the previous query. Once run it will cause the nodes to update. From there you may want to check in the website under Settings > Polling Engines to be able to remove the server/poller that's no longer in use.