Ciscoworks same-server upgrade.

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Hi,

We are still using LMS 2.5 but just received from Cisco LMS 3.1. I'm now working on a plan to perform a same-server upgrade.

Our current platform is:

- Sun Server V240

- 2 Sparc IIIi

- 4 GB RAM

- 2x 36GB (Raid 1) local disks, plus 200 GB SAN

- Solaris 8

- LMS 2.5

THe idea is to perform backup of the CW databases, re-image the server with Solaris 10, install LMS 3.1 and restore the CW databases previuosly backed up.

Are there any well-defined steps I should follow for the backup /restore of the CW databases?

Is a direct upgrade from 2.5 to 3.1 possible?

Thanks

Jose Ribeiro

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yjdabear Fri, 08/14/2009 - 07:57

I have no idea how you've managed to live with LMS 2.5, because it sounds very buggy just based on the feedbacks around here. LMS 2.6 has many stability and bug fixes. I'd look to patch (I hesitate to use the word "upgrade") LMS 2.5 to 2.6 first, if only for the sake of a smoother migration to LMS 3.1.

Incidentally, Cisco's LMS 3.1 "Overview of LAN Management Solution 3.1" has this to say concerning LMS 2.5:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/3.1/install/guide/overview.html

"Direct upgrade to LMS 3.1 is not supported. The suggested upgrade path is:

LMS 2.2 / LMS 2.5 / LMS 2.5.1 > LMS 2.6 > LMS 3.1"

And here's the LMS 3.1 Data Migration Guide that details the LMS 2.6 to 3.1 migration options. Since you're also upgrading to Sol 10, it's essentially a "remote migration" except on the same box:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/3.1/data_migration/guide/oview.html

yjdabear Fri, 08/14/2009 - 11:16

After settling in with LMS 3.1, you might encounter several or more of these bugs, depending on how LMS is used in your environment. The recommended approach is to patch for the ones you actually encounter.

CSCsr20682

CSCsw35439 and CSCsv59291

CSCsq40165

CSCsw99160

CSCsx19809/CSCsy63947

CSCsv95235/CSCsw39641/CSCsw88378

CSCsx24218

CSCsw83824

CSCsw20310

CSCsw63454

CSCsv03392

CSCsx69504

CSCsy27433

CSCsx58694

CSCsr93292

CSCsx42844

CSCsr93277

CSCsv65621

CSCsy37122

CSCsr13209

CSCsx08790

CSCsu99748

CSCsu49349

CSCsy33252

CSCsv25190

CSCeb51407

* The list is by no means exhaustive.

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