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HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

Julian_P
Occasional Contributor

HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

Hi,

We are currently using HP SIM 5.3.1 and I have been tasked to upgrade it to 6.3.

 

My question: is it recommened to perform an upgrade from 5.3.1 to 6.3 or uninstall 5.3.1 and perform a clean 6.3 install?

 

I guess which is the easier route that should present the least amount of possible problems.

 

We are currently using a local SQL 2005 express database but I am going to offload the database to a dedicated SQL Server as we have reached to 4GB limit of SQL Express.

 

Regards, Julian

 

4 REPLIES
ICS
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

Depends....do you want to preserve your existing jobs, task, collections, etc. you need to look at the pro/cons of upgrade versus clean install..clean install clean environment. I personally would migrate my data to the new environment.. Using the migration tool.
n0kia
Valued Contributor

Re: HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

Least amount of possible problems would be non upgrade because you can't go from 5.3 straight to 6.3. You would need to upgrade to 6.0 > 6.1 > and then 6.3 while using the migration tool.

Al_bundy
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

Thank you for your replies.

 

According to HP Systems Insight Manager 6.3 Installation and Configuration Guide for Microsoft Windows.pdf Section 6 I can upgrade from 5.3.1 to 6.3 but data migration support for 6.1 to 6.3

 

Am I to assume when you upgrade it doesn't do data migration ?

Change_happens
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Insight manager 5.3.1 to 6.3. Clean Install or Upgrade?

upgrade does migrate data and its acceptable upgrade.

Data migration tool is to migrate data from one CMS to another. so when they say Data migration supports 6.1 to 6.3 means, you can migrate data between these versions not before this.