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Upgrading Unity 4.0 to new Server Platform and Name

Is it possible to use the server upgrade process to take advantage of migrating to a new server?

I was planning on installing Unity 4.0 on a new DL380 server and running this new install (for testing) while still running my old Unity 2.4.6 version in parallel. Basically, the 2.4.6 would server as a primary VM server until the testing is completed on the 4.0 server. At that point I need to remove the 2.4.6 server and, essentially, upgrade that data to be pulled into the existing 4.0 server.

The catch to that is the server name will be different - will that cause a problem with the upgrade process?

Also, can I change the IP address of the Unity server after it has been installed?

Thanks on both items,

Duane Brennan

American Business Systems

Cisco Employee

Re: Upgrading Unity 4.0 to new Server Platform and Name

No, changing the server name is not a problem - the FullDBImport doesn't care about such things - you can get details on the 2.x to 4.x migration in the install guide here:

there's a special section specific to the 2.x to 4.x migration using FullDBImport/Export that covers this.

Yes, you can change the IP address of a Unity server - the IP address is not used internally for anything specific to Unity so that doesn't cause any problems.

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Re: Upgrading Unity 4.0 to new Server Platform and Name

If you are switching to PCI-based Dialogic cards, one thing to watch out for here is PCI Voltage. For our upgrade we selected two 12-port Dialogic PCI cards (D/120JCT-LS Rev. 2) -- and they only support the older 5 volt PCI slots, not the newer 3.3 volt slots.

When planning our upgrade this year, we actually had to return the first server we ordered (an ML370-G3) in favor of a slower ML370-G2 just to get the older PCI slots.

The DL380-G2 has two 3.3 volt slots, but only one of the required 5-volt slots, so if you are planning to use more than one D/120JCT-LS you may want to think again about the server hardware choice.

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Re: Upgrading Unity 4.0 to new Server Platform and Name

Thanks for the help on both ends...

I will be trying this tonight.


Duane Brennan