Simpana V8 --> V9 Upgrade Step by Step

Last post 05-12-2011, 10:13 AM by NHSCL. 2 replies.
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  • Simpana V8 --> V9 Upgrade Step by Step
    Posted: 05-12-2011, 9:47 AM

    Hi Guys,

    Before i go ahead with the upgrade id appreciate a few opinions on the steps i intend to take to see if ive missed anything or doing anything in the wrong order...

    heres a quick description of our current setup:

    Commvault v8 SP5 with all updates applied (as of 12/05/2011)
    48x iData Agent for Windows Server file system
    2x   iData Agent for Exchange Database
    1x   iData Agent for Exchange Mailbox
    1x   Library Control Module
    3x   Media Agent for Microsoft Windows
    1x   iData Agent for Exchange Public Folder/Web Folder
    2x   Media Agent Direct to Disk Option (DDO)
    1x   Data Verification, Data Multiplexing, Commcell Readiness Check, Advanced File System iDA Options,  Client Groups, Advanced Copy Features, Advanced Media Management Feaures
    2x ContinuousDataReplicator for Windows

    3x Media Agents
    2x Maglib's
    1x Tape Library 

    (not sure if ive missed anything but i'll post up any additional info if needed.)

     

    Proposed steps we intended to take:

    • Build a new Commserve server to same spec as the original (server 2008 x64)
    • install Commvault V9 w/SP2 and install all commcell updates
    • run a DR Backup on the existing commcell server, backup all SQL databases.
    • power down the existing commcell server
    • perform a DR restore on the new commcell
    • run dbupgrade on the new commcell
    • upgrade all media agents via commcell GUI
    • upgrade all clients via commcell GUI
    • check all clients are pointing to the correct media agent
    hopfully ive covered all the bases but id like a fresh pair of eyes before i start!
    Thanks in advance,
    Mark
  • Re: Simpana V8 --> V9 Upgrade Step by Step
    Posted: 05-12-2011, 9:59 AM

    Since your license is bound to the IP address of the machine, ensure the new machine has the same IP.  To further lessen any complication ensure the new machine also has the same name.   Other then that it looks sufficient.

  • Re: Simpana V8 --> V9 Upgrade Step by Step
    Posted: 05-12-2011, 10:13 AM

    in that case i'll need to add another step to remove the old commcell server from AD before setting up the new one....

      • Build a new Commserve server to same spec as the original (server 2008 x64)
      • install Commvault V9 w/SP2 and install all commcell updates
      • run a DR Backup on the existing commcell server, backup all SQL databases.
      • power down the existing commcell server
      • Remove old commcell server from AD to recycle name
      • Add new commcell server to the domain with the old name, change IP to match old commcell server
      • perform a DR restore on the new commcell
      • run dbupgrade on the new commcell
      • upgrade all media agents via commcell GUI
      • upgrade all clients via commcell GUI
      • check all clients are pointing to the correct media agent

    Sound about right?

     

    Mark

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