- Blue, 1500 points or more
I currently have a Unity 3.1(5) 24-port server that I'm planning to upgrade to 4.0(3) soon. It is networked to a Unity bridge 2.(1). For future failover reasons, as well as to provide a server from which our users can train on the new CISCOPCA web interface, I would like to install a new server. I believe I can complete the process in this manner:
1. Purchase failover licensing for server processors, users, and SQL 2000. Obtain SASU upgrade license for the 3.1 bridge. We already have the SASU license for upgrading 3.1 to 4.0.
2. Install Unity 4.0(3) onto a spare server with the same two processor configuration using a demo license. Install SQL 2000 instead of MSDE. Create test userids on this server and make available to our customers for several weeks to become familiar with the new web interface and 4.0(3) new features. Result - reduce the need/cost to further retrain 500+ employees and enable time to update all of the screen shots we have on a fairly extensive customer self-help website for Unity 3.1(5), Optional conversation-1.
2. Schedule upgrade of our Unity 3.1(5) server to 4.0(3); Bridge server to 3.1; and IVC to 11.0. Upgrade MSDE on Unity to SQL 2000.
3. Upgrade demo license on Unity 4.0(3) server to failover license.
4. Configure failover. Our primary server would be the original 3.1(5) server upgraded. The new 4.0(3) server would become the secondary.
I would appreciate your advice on this proposed methodology and to know if I'm on the right track.
Thanks so much! Ginger :-)
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