Migrating from Deployment Solution 6.9 to 7.1 SP1

Article:HOWTO44092  |  Created: 2011-03-10  |  Updated: 2011-03-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44092
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Migrating from Deployment Solution 6.9 to 7.1 SP1

Deployment Solution 6.9 is a standalone product and is not designed to be integrated with a centralized management system. However, Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 is integrated with Symantec Management Platform, which has centralized management capabilities. Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 supports most of the functionalities of Deployment Solution 6.9. You can manually recreate the supported functionalities.

Table: Process for migrating from Deployment Solution 6.9 to 7.1 SP1

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Create a backup of Deployment Solution 6.9 images, CSV files, and Deploy Anywhere drivers.

Create the backup and make the backed up items accessible from the Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1 server database from the eXpress share.

Step 2

Install a new 7.1 SP1 server.

Install ITMS 7.1 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and ensure that you have selected Deployment Solution from the Product list.

For more information on installing the ITMS 7.1 SP1 server, see ITMS Implementation Guide.

Step 3

Import the DS 6.9 images into ITMS 7.1 SP1 by using the Resource Import Tool.

Import Deployment Solution 6.x images to Deployment Solution 7.I SP1 using the Resource Import Tool. ResourceImportTool.exe is located at the \\%NSSERVER%\Deployment\tools folder.

Ensure that the image package is created for the imported image.

The imported image package is created under Settings > Deployment and Migration > Disk Images. You can use the imported images for the Deploy Image task.

See Importing an existing image.

Step 4

Copy the required Deployment Solution 6.9 drivers.

Copy the required drivers from the following Deployment Solution 6.9 driver database:

\\[Backup Server]\eXpress\DriversDB

All default drivers are present in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1. Only the drivers that you added to Deployment Solution 6.9 need to copied.

Step 5

Add the backed up drivers to Deployment Solution 7.I SP1.

Add the backed up drivers to the Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1 driver database from the Symantec Management Console > Settings > Deployment > Driver Management page.

See Adding drivers to a driver database.

Step 6

Import the predefined computers.

Import the predefined computers which were imported in Deployment Solution 6.9 and are not yet managed in the network. You can use the existing CSV file for importing client computers with few changes.

See Importing predefined computers.

See About predefining computers in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1 .

Step 7

Recreate Deployment Solution 6.9 jobs and tasks.

Recreate equivalent Deployment Solution 6.9 jobs and tasks in Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1.

See Comparison of Deployment Solution 6.9 tasks with 7.1 SP1

Step 8

Install Symantec Management Agent and Deployment Plug-in.

Install Symantec Management Agent using the Symantec Management Agent Install page.

Install Deployment Plug-in using the appropriate Plug-in policy for Windows (x86/x64) and Linux computers.

See Installing the Deployment Solution 7.1 SP1 agent and plug-in.

Step 9

Uninstall the Deployment Solution 6.9 agent.

Uninstall the Deployment Solution 6.9 Agent using the Runscript task.

See Uninstalling the Deployment Solution 6.9 agent.


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