We're going to migrate an ePO 4.5.0 to ePO 5.1. After investigating the McAfee KB we’re still not confident enough to proceed with the process and we think maybe you can help us.
1-As Win SQL Server 2005 is not supported in ePO5.1:
Do we need to migrate the ePO 4.5 database to the new database server (Win SQL S. 2012)? Or can we transfer all the systems, configurations and policies to the new ePO and use the new database created in the new server installation?
2-To migrate we thought in the next procedures (we saw it here in the McAfee Community), as it seems to keep the old ePO working:
#To have all computers (unmanaged) in the new ePO using the same tree structure as the old one we need to:
-From the old ePO go to system tree->my organization and click on system tree actions->export systems (this group and all subgroups)
-From the new ePO go to system tree->my organization and click on system tree actions->new systems->Import systems from a text file into the current group (My Organization), but do not push agents->Systems and System Tree structure
#Now to export/import all our policies to the new ePO:
-Check all product extensions on the new ePO as we have in the old server
-From the old ePO go to system tree->assigned policies->export all assignments
-From the new ePO go to system tree->assigned policies->import assignments
This way we will have all policies applied to groups/computers on the new ePO.
#To register the old ePO to the new server so we can transfer systems:
-From the old ePO go to menu->configuration->server settings->security keys and export the master key
-From the new ePO go to menu->configuration->server settings->security keys and import the key
-From the old ePO go to menu->configuration->registered servers and set a new ePO (this will be the new ePO).
#Finally we can try to transfer some computers and see if they are transferred as they should
We would like to hear your opinion about these procedures, if it’s the best solution (the solution that doesn´t needs the old ePO to be down until the new is up)?