Re: upgrade worries
From: MIKE (nunya_at_business.com)
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 21:10:10 GMT
Well apparently our AIX support doesn't cover upgrades and they want $900.00
for a tape (no CD rom on this system). What are my other choices besides
upgrading the old system to 5.1 then migrating over? When I fire up the
new system, Im sure I can create a script to run on it to set up the 48
tty's. Is there a way to copy the users over? As far as the network, I can
set that up from scratch. What am I missing here??? Besides my actual
database which is going to be a new install of Universe 10.0.11 also and an
upload of my actual database.
> Check out the cloning topics at the following web site.
> If you boot from the 5.1 media, the system will restore the mksysb and use
> the 5.1 install media for any additional device drivers it needs.
> "MIKE" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I was told by IBM that 7011-25s would not run AIX 5.1 I have since found
>> out differently so I think I will take that route. Thanks for the heads
>> up. MY question is, if I do a mksysb, is it going to pick up some info
>> that might not be compatible with the new server?? IE: our 128 port
>> card and 16 port nodes are going to be new and a different model as our
>> older ones will not run on the new server. Also, does MKSYSB pick up
>> like Harddrive volumes, and other physical devices besides TTY's ?
>> Steve Greatbanks wrote:
>> > http://www.rootvg.net/Docs/AIX52MCA.pdf implies that the MCA-based
>> > 7011-25S will be dropped in AIX5.2
>> > and not 5.1. Is there any reason you cannot migrate the old box to 5.1
>> > (assuming you get CDs with the new box)
>> > then take a mksysb and move it over? IBM might loan you a set of CDs if
>> > you ask nicely...
>> > "Mike" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > news:7ibua.1164$Nl.email@example.com...
>> >> We currently are running a 7011-25S system with 3 - 16 port Asynchr
>> >> nodes.
>> >> All of our users connect with dummy terminals (wyse 50's) through
>> >> cat5
>> >> cables directly to the nodes. We are running AIX 4.3.3. We will be
>> >> upgrading to a Pseries 610 (7028-6e1) server with a newer 128 port
>> >> controller and 3 new 16port asynch nodes. What will have to be done
>> >> to
>> > sne
>> >> all the tty settings from the original box to the newer box? Can my
>> > mksysb
>> >> tape from the 7011 aix 4.3.3 be used to update the new aix 5.1 box
>> >> with
>> > the
>> >> tty settings as well as other hardware settings? And what about
>> >> users?
>> > How
>> >> does this all fit together? Obviously this is not an "upgrade" as our
>> >> new system will be pre-loaded with aix 5.1 and our old system will not
>> >> handle
>> > a
>> >> 5.1 upgrade from 4.3.3. Any clues??
>> >> Thanks
>> >> Mike