How do I upgrade a NetWare 5.1 cluster to a NetWare 6 cluster
I can't seem to find documents that discribe this process clearly.
I beleive that the deployment manager must be run first (2 node
running 5.1 SP4 and 8.6.2 edir). The deployment manager does
and then restarts the servers without cluster services loaded.
Do I then upgrade one by booting with NW6 CD? And then upgrade the
the same way? And what happens to my shared NSS volume? When do I
do the manual commands to upgrade it, before upgrading the first node,
before upgrading the second node, after the deployment manager? The
documentation i...Upgrade Netware 6.0 sp3 3-node cluster to Netware 6.5 sp5
I would like to upgrade a Netware 6.0 sp3 3-node cluster to Netware 6.5
sp5. All documentation I've read says to do an in-place upgrade on each
node to accomplish this. When I try an in-place upgrade of a test
standalone 6.0 server it is very messy. What I would like to do instead
is remove 1 node from the cluster (TID 10060341), rebuild it from scratch
as a 6.5 server and add it back to the cluster. Repeat the process for
the remaining 2 nodes.
Should this work? I like the idea of having a clean install of the OS.
Yes, that should work.
Andrew C Taubman
Nov...Upgrade Netware cluster from Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5
We bought new hardware for our 2 new Netware 6.5 servers for cluster. Now we
've cluster on Netware 5.1 with shared disk system. I wonder what design of
upgrading is better. Is it better that i install Netware 5.1 on both new
servers and for begining make migration from NW5.1 to NW51 cluster (just
changing the hardware for servers) and the second step make inplace
migration to Netware 6.5?
Or is it better to install Netware 6.5 with latest support packs on both new
servers, prepare existing NDS tree for cluster migration, and make migration
with upgrade wizard on both ser...Inplace Rolling upgrade from NetWare 6 SP4 with Clustering 1.6 to NetWare 6.5 SP2
We have a Netware 6.5 sp4 Cluster with cluster services 1.6. We want to do
a rolling upgrade of the system.
Could anyone point me to the right place so I can do this correctly or
give me some advice.
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:15:08 +0000, colinb wrote:
Take a look at TID 10094313 and be sure to the read the NW 6.5
documentation. Also don't forget to use the Deployment Manager
off the root of the NW 6.5 OS install CD to prepare your
environment for the new versions of eDir 8.7 and NCS 1.7
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Can Netware 6.0 (Cluster services 1.6) and Netware 6.5 cluster
coexist in the same cluster..?
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charset=3D...Cluster of mixed Netware 6.0 and Netware 6.5 nodes
we have a 2-nodes cluster based on Netware 6.0 + NCS 1.6, and we are
looking to migrate to Netware 6.5 + NCS 1.7. In order to do a soft
migration, is it possible to mix in the same cluster a node with Netware
6.0 and another with Netware 6.5?
Thank you in advance,
>In order to do a soft
>migration, is it possible to mix in the same cluster a node with Netware
>6.0 and another with Netware 6.5?
Yes. Check the NCS 1.7/1.8 documentation. It specifically describes the
upgrade scenario for NetWare 6....upgrading Netware 5.1 with cluster 1.1 to netwarte 6.5 cluster 1.7
We are upgrading a 2 node cluster running Netware 5.1 sp 6 with cluster 1.1
to Netware 6.5 cluster 1.7.
Halfway throu the process, both Netwareservers upgraded, the clusterupgrade
starts, but after checking the 2 servers it claims: "at least 2 servers is
needed..." something like this.
We are using Overlay CD with Netware 6.5 sp1.
The servers can both see the SAN
Do you have a suggestion then dont hesitate...
Thanks in advance
We detached one of the servers and retryed. And viola.
(Don't know why we had to detach...)
...Netware 6.5/6.0 cluster
So will it be okay for me to run 2 NetWare 6.5 nodes and 1 NetWare 6.0 node
in my 3 node cluster? I'm waiting to upgrade the NetWare 6.0 node because
it looks like I can't run the ZFD midtier server on NetWare 6.5. I'm
slightly worried about having both versions in my cluster. Thanks in
Yes, they will work together in the same cluster. The intention is to
allow rolling upgrades, so you shouldn't do this on a permanent basis.
Andrew C Taubman
Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
(Sorry, support is not p...Migrating from 6.0 non-cluster to 6.5 cluster
I have read in this forum to use NetWare Server Consolidation Utility to
migrate the data form my current NW6 production server to the new NW6.5
server. Do I do this before I install Cluster Services, after, or does it
matter? Should I consolidate to one of the new servers in the cluster (if
installed) and then create my shared volumes, etc?
If you use different hardware then first build the cluster.
Including resources and test them.
Then migrate using the Consolidation Util
Been there done it, worked like a charm ;)
CNE 6 ...Netware 5.0+Groupwise 6.0 -->> Netware 6.0+Groupwise 6.5
We've got a Netware 5.0 server running Groupwise 6.0 and we would like
upgrade it to Netware 6.0 with Groupwise 6.5. What's the safest way of
doing this? We've got a spare server where we can dump things
Should we upgrade Groupwise first or Netware?
Scott Le Brun
Computer Operations Co-ordinator
Mount Scopus Memorial College
> Should we upgrade Groupwise first or Netware?
Personally, I'd upgrade Netware first, make sure GW works in it's
current config and then upgrade GW....Netware 6 cluster upgrade to 6.5, w/ new hardware
I'd like to ask for some advice and suggestions for a complete
Here is our current setup:
Server A: Netware 6, sp3, NCS Proliant PII class
Server B: Netware 6, sp3, NCS Proliant PIII class
Both A and B attached to a Compaq RA4100 via fibre channel
Server C: Netware 5.1, sp6 Proliant PI class (only runs BE9,
to HP tape library)
Server 1&2: Compaq ML 370 towers, 3G Xeon, 2G Ram
1 additional fiber channel card.
Server 1,2 and B: Netware 6.5 cluster
Server A: Possible backup serve...Migrating to 6.5 clusters services from 5.1 cluster services
I have a question regarding an upcoming migration from 5.1 cluster sevices
to 6.5 cluster services with a fiber attached SAN. We are getting 3 new
servers to upgrade the nodes which make up our cluster. So current 3 node
cluster to a new 6.5 3 node cluster. If we follow the migration
instructions setup the new server with a temp name and temp tree migrate
the first server etc etc ending up with all three new servers migrated to
6.5. Do I then install clustering services for 6.5 on the new servers? How
do i get the 5.1 nss volumes updated to work with 6.5? We can not do an
in...Migrating Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5 Clustered...
I have a Netware 5.1 server with 150 GB of data on SYS:.
We final system is a two-node Netware 6.5 cluster with 36 GB SYS:-volume
local in each server (HP DL360) and a MSA1000 with 1.5 TB of data.
Since the local nodes can't "hold" the 150 GB of data, I had to get the
MSA1000 into action. To do that, I needed to install the two nodes in a
temporary tree and install the cluster software, which all works fine.
If using Novell Migration Wizard, my destination isn't any of the nodes, but
the virtual disk-system and I can't get this t...Upgrade from Netware 6.0 to Netware 6.5
I am going to upgrade from 6.0 to 6.5. I have link to go to download a
21KB zip file. Is that all that I need to do the upgrade or is there
something else that I have to get? Do I just burn these files to a CD
and run it, to perform the upgrade? Any help would be good. Thanks
Ah -- no -- it is quite a bit more complicated than that.
1) Do you have a license for 6.5?
2) What service pack do you have installed on the 6.0 server?
3) Is the intent to do this as an in place upgrade?
Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop
> Ah -- ...