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Upgrading HP Insight Manager from 6.3 to 7.5

Farhadz
Frequent Visitor

Upgrading HP Insight Manager from 6.3 to 7.5

Hi All,

We are trying to upgrade our HP Insight Manager version 6.3 in our live environment which is running on a physical Windows server 2008 R2 with DB running locally on the server to the version 7.5, the problem is the new upgraded server has to be a Virtual Windows server 2012 as the old physical server is out of support and all new servers have to virtual.

What would be the best way to proceed with this upgrade with minimum down time for the server. 

Many thanks in advance for all your helps.

3 REPLIES
Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading HP Insight Manager from 6.3 to 7.5

Hello,

Why don't you run a fresh setup, export the nodes from the old SIM server to CSV and put this list in a discovery job? Use the old server credentials in the old SIM server to run the discovery in the new SIM server. What type of hardware and OS do you have in the SIM server? ( blades, DL, Windows, Linux and ESX)
Kind regards,

Andrew
Farhadz
Frequent Visitor

Re: Upgrading HP Insight Manager from 6.3 to 7.5

Hello,

Sorry, I posted a reply here couple of days ago not sure what happened to it.

We use SIM in our Live env to monitor physical servers only which are mainly HP servers running Windows servers and ESX servers. We are still deciding how to proceed with this upgrade but most probably we are going to do what Andrew had suggested.

Thanks

Farhad

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading HP Insight Manager from 6.3 to 7.5

I would always do a clean new install, leave the old server running, export and import your nodes and credentials.

If all goes well turn the old server off, leave it there for 2 weeks and then remove the server. If the new server is a virtual, it could help if you don't use the buildin SQL due to IO load issues, but depending on the size of your environment you could try to run it all on one virtual, the advantage would be that you can have a snapshot backup that captures all at once SIM and SQL.

 

Kind regards,

Andrew