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Upgrade Storage foundation for windows HA 5.1 SP2 to 6.0.2

Created: 01 Sep 2013 • Updated: 13 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
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Any Document or Process to Migrate/Upgrade Storage foundation for windows HA 5.1 SP2 to 6.0.2

I have around 200+ Windows Server with Veritas Global Clusters with Storage foudation HA for windows

Version 5.1 SP2

OS - Windows 2008 R2

Need to upgrade these boxes

Please let me know if inplace upgrade is possible

Operating Systems:

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mikebounds's picture

SFW HA 6.0.2 is for Windows 2012 only, so you need to upgrade to 6.0.1.  Upgrading to 6.0.1 from 5.1SP2 is fine - see  Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions Installation and Upgrade Guide https://d1mj3xqaoh14j0.cloudfront.net/public/documents/sfha/6.0.1/windows/productguides/pdf/VCS_InstallUpgrade_6.0.1.pdf

You can use a rolling upgrade to minimize downtime - again see SFW HA Solutions Installation and Upgrade Guide:

About the rolling upgrades
You can upgrade the server components using the rolling upgrade wizard. Rolling
upgrade minimizes the cluster downtime as compared to the parallel upgrade.
 
Note: You cannot upgrade the client components using the Rolling Upgrade wizard.
To upgrade the client components only, use the parallel upgrade method.
See “Installing the SFW or SFW HA client components using the product installer”
on page 53.
 
During rolling upgrade, the wizard identifies the passive nodes and the application
service group dependency. Depending on this information the wizard generates
an upgrade plan, such that the passive nodes are upgraded first. After the passive
nodes are upgraded, the service groups failover to these upgraded nodes. The
passive nodes now become the active nodes and the active nodes are now the
passive nodes. After the service groups failover the wizard upgrades the new
passive nodes.
 

Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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