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...groupwise 5.5 on Netware 5.1 upgrading to Netware 6.5
HI...I have a client that wants to upgrade to New\tware 6.5 from 5.1 and
they are running Groupwise 5.5....is there any compatibility issues with
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I just did this last week and had no problems. One key thing to note is =
that you should not upgrade your version 5.5 GWIA until AFTER all of your =
MTA's & POA's are upgraded. The v6.5 MTA/POA will work with the older =
GWIA, but the older POA/MTA will not work with the new GWIA.
...Netware 5 to Netware 6.5 upgrade
I am in the process of upgrading a Netware 5 server to a Netware 6.5 server
and have a few questions:
1. I would like to run both the Netware 5 and Netware 6.5 server at the same
time on the same network. (Is there a migration tool that will transfer the
data only, having different file server names?)
2. By doing the above, and having the NDS replicate to the new Netware 6.5
server, does this cause any problems? (Eventually the Netware 5.0 server
will be taken offline)
3. Is there any pdf file or technical docs on upgrading from Netware 5 to
Netware 6.5 and what the issues might be?...Upgrade Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
I have a netware 5.0 (no sp) with ds 7.45 on a Compaq Proliant 3000.
This server is alone on my tree.
I want migrate this server to Netware 6.5 to a Compaq dl 380 G2.
What is the best method ?
Thanks for answer
You will need to deploy updates on the 5.0 server prior to running the
Migration Wizard. No SP's at all on the 5.0 server? That is rare indeed.
Also, how many users on this server and how much data?
Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop
config.txt give this :
Novell NetWare 5.00...Upgrade Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5
I have Netware 5.1 SP7 & eDirectory 8.7.03 with 4 servers. I would like to
upgrade all servers to Netware 6.5 but only 3 can be upgraded at the same
time as 1 server is in a remote office.
Should I upgrade the master server in the root partition first? Also, will
the upgrade change the eDirectory version? Should I upgrade to eDirectory
126.96.36.199 immediately after the Netware 6.5 upgrade?
From the eDirectory point of view, your servers are already up to date.
So an upgrade to NW 6.5 will not upgrade your eDirectory and as such
will not create comp...Netware 5 to Netware 6.5 on new hardware
I am about to upgrade a single server Netware 5 installation - approx
- to Netware 6.5 on new hardware. DNS and DHCP are fully configured
functional on the old server, which is running DS 7.51.
As someone pointed out earlier, Novell claim:
NetWare� 6.5 supports upgrades from the following:
* NetWare 5.1 server with Support Pack 6
* NetWare 6.0 server with Support Pack 3
does that mean that it can't be done from NW5? There used to be some
across the wire migration.
Would it be simpler to create and populate the new DS by hand and t...Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5 upgrade?
I have two servers running Netware 5.0 and one server running Netware 5.1
My question is, can I upgrade from 5.0 to Netware 6.5 using the migration
wizard on one server and have
the other servers remain on the network communicating with each other. (i.e.
have a 5.0 server co-exist with a nw 6.5 server with no issues with
Or do I have to upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1 then to 6.5? If doing this, will the
5.0 license work for 5.1? As it will be impossible to upgrade all servers
from 5.0 to 5.1 at the same time!
> My question is, can I upgrade from 5.0 to...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 -- ...Upgrading from Netware 5.1 to netware 6.5
I plan to migrate my 4 Netware 5.1 servers to netware 6.5.
What action do I have to do first?Upgrade DS version, latest patchs...
My configuration is :
- Netware 5.1 SP5
- DHCP is running
- NDPS Broker, Manager
- DS version 10330.03
- ZfD 3.2
- DirXml 1.1 + passwordSync
I also plan to migrate to NIM 2.0 (or IDM, I don't know how to call that!)
and ZEN 4
What is the best method?Any feedback experience on projects like this
would really be appreciate!
Email is also acceptable!
I would apply the sp7 patch to the 5.1 servers, then up...Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5 upgrade
I currently have 2 netware 5.1 servers and want to upgrade to netware 6.5.
The Netware 5.1 servers are running NDS 7.47.
Should I upgrade to edir on the netware 5.1 servers before the migration, if
so what are the steps, as I read the update on the netware 5.1 download
section that said that the edir update cannot be applied to a 5.1 server
running NDS 7.x or can I use NDS 7.47 on the 5.1 server during the migration
It appears that in the past few days you have not received a response to your posting. That concerns us, and has triggered this automated...Upgrade to Netware 6.5 from Netware 5.1
Currently on NW5.1 with a few servers at main and remote offices. Want
(need) to upgrade to newer NOS, so my logical choice would be OES with the
Netware option (and so that I can start playing with the Linux option).
On the training side I'd appreciate a few pointers. I currently have a
NW5.1 CNA and several years experience. I'd like to get the necessary
training to be able to upgrade and administer Netware 6.5, hopefully with
some exposure to the Linux flavor on the side to get me started. Preferably
a certfication would help but not mandatory. In the old days I&...Netware 5.1 to Netware 6.5 upgrade.
I have 3 Netware 5.1 servers, sp7, and directory 188.8.131.52. and want to
upgrade them to Netware 6.5.
I will upgrade one server, then the others will be upgraded in a couple of
Is it best to upgrade my master replica first so my replica in a mixed
environment is a 6.5 server? Or at least make my master replica server
whatever server I upgrade to 6.5?
If so why?
> I have 3 Netware 5.1 servers, sp7, and directory 184.108.40.206. and want to
> upgrade them to Netware 6.5.
> I will upgrade one server, then the others will be up...Upgrade Netware 5.0 to Netware 6.5
Can one tell me how to upgrade a Netware 5.0 Single Server to a Netware
6.5 Singele Server where the Netware 6.5 Server will be on a new Machine.
What are the specials one has to look after?
You should look into Migration Wizard to ease this process.
Migration Wizard can be downloaded from http://download.novell.com
Novell Product Support Forum SysOp
(No Email Support, Thanks !)
Having used Migration Wizard 7.1 to migrate 5.0 to 6.5 I cannot recommend
that route. I have seen others in these forums have the same problems I
A stepped migra...Netware 6 to Netware 6.5 license upgrade
I have three Netware 6 servers and 300 NW6 user licences. I bought 300 NW6.5
user licences upgrade. After I will upgrade one server to NW6.5 how should I
proceed with client upgrade licences to insure that users can communicate
with all servers?
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:42:51 GMT, "Nathan Kaplan"
>I have three Netware 6 servers and 300 NW6 user licences. I bought 300 NW6.5
>user licences upgrade. After I will upgrade one server to NW6.5 how should I
>proceed with client upgrade licences to insure that users can...