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upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

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Mauro Livi
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upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Hi all,
We'll be looking into the loooong process of upgrading our servers (rp4440, rp3440, rp7410 L3000-8x) from 11.11 to 11.31.
I understand that one cannot upgrade directly from 11.11 to 11.31. So the choices are:
1) Upgrade from 11.11 to 11.23 then from 11.23 to 11.31.
2) Rip out 11.11 and do a 11.31 cold install.

Question are...what is the "preferred" method? Why/Why not? My preference would be for something "streamlined" and as painless as humanly possible, where I don't have to reinvent the wheel and reconfigure everything so I'm guessing option 1...but you folks are the experts so I defer to you.

Thanks for any help.

Mauro
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Anshumali
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

I would always prefer option 2 any day or cold install over update_ux. Too many possible problems with approach 1. If you are looking for painless process, Option 2 is your "option"
Check the threads in the forum as this has been discussed many times as well. :)
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SoorajCleris
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Hi,

I would always recommend to do a cold install!!!

why do you want to put your OS in complications.

Regards,
Sooraj
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

hi,

i would recomend to make a "cold install"

two days ago i installed HP-UX 11.31 VS-OE, of course could install, on rp4440, without any problem.

mikap
Torsten.
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Keep in mind that the L3000 cannot run 11.31.

For the other servers do a cold install.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Mauro Livi
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

L3000-8x cannot run 11.31??? I thought all 9000s could. Here is the model info:

# model
9000/800/L3000-8x
SoorajCleris
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Hi ,

9000 means PA RISC based system...

remember , E class and K class and D class are also 9000.

:)

Regards,
Sooraj
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Mauro Livi
Valued Contributor

Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Yeah...well bummer, I'll have to leave the L3000-8x as is. This is a development (test) server anyway. I'll have to search the forum for a list of supported servers. Thanks for the info.

Mauro
SoorajCleris
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Hi Mauro,

I think, this would help you to find out that also,

h20219.www2.hp.com/hpux11i/.../public_hp-ux_systems_support.pdf

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Chandrahasa s
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Hi,

Hp always prefer 11i v3 fresh installation if 11i v1 or 11i v2

Chandra
Wim Rombauts
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

I would go for cold install too, but how much configuration difference is there between your servers ?

Maybe you can cold install 1 server, configure it as you need, and then take an Ignite backup of this server and use this backup to "install" your other servers. This saves you a lot of manual configurations on the other servers, as all of that will already be included in the Ignite backup.
Mauro Livi
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Thanks to all who replied
Mauro Livi
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Re: upgrading hpux 11.11 to 11.31

Closing thread. Thanks again