I'm collapsing 2 clusters (4.1) to 1 and need to add a second subscriber to the surviving cluster before running DMA. Do I have to actually build the second subscriber completely and add it via CCM Admin GUI or can I simply add it using the Admin GUI (much like you could add phones not registered). Which would fulfill the licensing requirement for the upgrade?
I just went through the same process and was able to work with the licensing group by supplying them the serial numbers of the servers and they sent me the server license file for the software license and the node license. As for the DLU's I had to fill out a worksheet and send it back to them. I was able to avoid running the DMA since it was two clusters migrating to one.
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.