We will be upgrading current ePO 4.0 to ePO 4.5 soon, and I have 2 options:
1- upgrade the ePO 4.0 in place (VMware 2003 server) with all its components to 4.5, and then copy the content to a new VMware 2008 R2 server.
2- Do fresh installation in the new 2008 R2 server, and then migrate all configuration and policies from the old server to the new one, shutdown the old server and activate the new one.
which one would be the best practice?
PS. The DB is in a different server.
Most of your questions are best answered between the ePO 4.5 Best Practices guide (Article : PD23051) and the ePO 4.5 Installation guide (Article PD21813) as there a fair few considerations to make.
You can access either article through the Knowledge Base or the Product Documentation links on the McAfee Service Portal site here: