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UCS Procedure Replacement

Hi,

We had recently a problem on a UCS C210 and after some test with the TAC, it appears that we need to replace the whole unit.

On this server, We are running a CUCM pub, a CUC sub and a TFTP...

The fact that there's the pub on the unit involve that we proceed to the replacement after business hours.

I've been looking on the internet for a procedure and I haven't find any information about that...

In fact, I'm still wondering if by moving the hard drives from the old to the new unit will be enough, or do we need to rebuild the raid manually ?

If someone could give me some intel about that, I'll appreciate...

Bes Regards.

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UCS Procedure Replacement

Why dont you just take a DRS backup, build the new publisher using hte same ip address, security password etc and then  restore your backup to the new publisher...

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UCS Procedure Replacement

This is not a recommended solution..Swapping of disks has always been a practice frowned upon. What you should after is not a faster procedure but a better procedure..

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I agree with @aokanianwon that swapping disks isn't the way to go; however, doing a DRS backup/restore sequence seems like overkill. Assuming that TAC doesn't suspect the integrity of the VM itself, just export (File > Export) it using the VI client and then import the VM (File > Deploy) on the new box. When asked, you MOVED the VM, not copied; this is critical so the VMX file keeps the same config (e.g. MAC address).

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UCS Procedure Replacement

Why dont you just take a DRS backup, build the new publisher using hte same ip address, security password etc and then  restore your backup to the new publisher...

Please rate all useful posts

"The essence of christianity is not the enthronement but the obliteration of self --William Barclay"

Please rate all useful posts "The essence of christianity is not the enthronement but the obliteration of self --William Barclay"

UCS Procedure Replacement

Yeah, it's a solution.

But I wanted to know if swaping the disks from one unit to the other could work...

In fact, swaping the disks will always be faster than proceeding to a DRS...

Regards,

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UCS Procedure Replacement

This is not a recommended solution..Swapping of disks has always been a practice frowned upon. What you should after is not a faster procedure but a better procedure..

Please rate all useful posts

"The essence of christianity is not the enthronement but the obliteration of self --William Barclay"

Please rate all useful posts "The essence of christianity is not the enthronement but the obliteration of self --William Barclay"
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UCS Procedure Replacement

I agree with @aokanianwon that swapping disks isn't the way to go; however, doing a DRS backup/restore sequence seems like overkill. Assuming that TAC doesn't suspect the integrity of the VM itself, just export (File > Export) it using the VI client and then import the VM (File > Deploy) on the new box. When asked, you MOVED the VM, not copied; this is critical so the VMX file keeps the same config (e.g. MAC address).

Please remember to rate helpful responses and identify helpful or correct answers.

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UCS Procedure Replacement

Aokanlawon / Jonathan,

I want to thank both of you for your consistently helpful responses on this forum.  It is greatly appreciated.

Amir

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