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  • Wed, Nov 23 2016 11:23 AM

    ISIS 7500 sr2500 -> AS-3000 upgrade path.

    Hi All, Bob,

    I have a question regarding the 'smartest' upgrade path from a single sr2500 4.0.4 system director to two as-3000 4.7.11 systems. The upgrade path is clear but I would like to learn if an intermediate step is possible to save time while maximizing continuity.

    I was wondering if it is possible to install the 4.0.4 director on one of the new AS-3000 servers and use it temporary as the backup system director for the existing SR2500. Have it replicate the metadata from the sr2500 and, after a failover test, decomission the sr2500 and setup the 2nd as-3000 system director as a backup for the new main.

    The issue I'm not sure about is the OS which is windows 2003 storage server 64 on the sr2500 and windows 2008 r2 storage server  64 on the as-3000.

    If this works the only down time would be the upgrade from 4.0.4 to 4.7.11 on each system director which does not require an intermidiate step if I'm right.

    Otherwise I need to go through the official upgrade path of setting up the as-3000's with 4.7.11 and importing the partition0 and partition1 files after stopping the system director on the sr2500.

    In both cases the time to upgrade all 32 i4000 ISB's is the same but in case the sr2500 and as-3000 can be used at the same time, I avoid doing new hardware installations during the version upgrade process and I will be able to repurpose the sr2500 before doing the upgrade, not after.

    thanks,

     

     

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  • Wed, Nov 23 2016 5:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 7500 sr2500 -> AS-3000 upgrade path.

    For System Director Failover, both System Directors need to have matching hardware and versions of the operating system.

    4.0.4 is supported with Server 2008. I'm sure the AS3000 is shipping with 2008 R2.

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  • Wed, Nov 23 2016 6:30 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 7500 sr2500 -> AS-3000 upgrade path.

    Thanks Bob for your reply.

    So a failover between a windows 2003 storage server 4.0.4 system director and a windows 2008 r2 server 4.0.4 system director would not work?

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  • Wed, Nov 23 2016 7:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 7500 sr2500 -> AS-3000 upgrade path.

    There are known issues with failover working with the System Director running on different operating systems. To that end we offer the ability to roll the AS3000 back to Server 2008 from 2008 R2.

     

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