I am currently looking at Migrating my Current ePO 4.6.6 Application on to a new Server (Windows Server 2008 R2). Once Migrated and after ensuring all Tasks, Policies, System Tree, Queries, Dashboards etc are copied across and working successfully, I then plan to upgrade ePO to 5.1.
I have gone through a similar Post ( https://community.mcafee.com/thread/39899 ) which is very helpful, but decided to rather post my own discussion relevant to ePO 4.6, and so that I could repost any issues being experienced, in the hopes of recieving assistance.
I am currently managing around 12000 Devices within the environment, VSE 126.96.36.1999 and GTI 188.8.131.524 being managed on ePO.
My Plan is to run both ePO Servers in Parallel with each other, and I already have the second SQL Instance created.
(My new ePO Server will have a new Hostname and IP, and I will be using a new SQL Instance as well. )
I planned to carry this out as below:
1. Have the SQL Team backup the current ePO DB (as below) and to restore the backup on the new SQL Instance.
- KB59562 - How to back up the ePO database using OSQL commands
- KB52126 - How to back up and restore the ePO database using Enterprise Manager/ Management Studio
2. From my Current ePO Server backup the File system as per article ( https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71078 ) as well as Objects and Data as per ePO 4.6.0 Product guide Pg 110 - 111.
3. On the new 2008 R2 Server install a fresh copy of ePO 4.6.6 ensuring all patching hotfixes etc match up to the current epo Application with VSE 8.8.849 as well as GTI 184.108.40.2064.
4. Copy all the Backups as per point 2 above onto the new Server.
5. Lastly Copy the Keys across to the new Server, and take the Old Server Offline to test. ( My understanding is once the keys have been copied across, all end point Agents will automatically talk to the new Server (Please confirm)).
I would really apprecaite any assistance from anybody that has done this type of Migration before, or who could perhaps point me in the right direction in regards to any relevant documentation that would assist in getting this done right.
Thanks again guys.
Message was edited by: yendesian on 12/17/13 5:01:28 AM CST