How do you upgrade to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 on a different computer?
If you currently have Notification Server 6.x, you can upgrade to Symantec Management Platform 7.0. You can perform the upgrade on the Notification Server 6.x computer or on a different computer.
When you perform the upgrade, you can migrate most of the Notification Server 6.x data to the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 computer. Symantec Installation Manager uses Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate the data.
Upgrading to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 on a different computer
- Install the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 products on a separate computer from where Notification Server 6.x is installed.
Use Symantec Installation Manager to install the Symantec Management Platform products.
- Install the migration wizard installation package on the Notification Server 6.x computer.
After Symantec Installation Manager installs the 7.0 products, its Installation Complete page has a Run Notification Server 6 Migration Wizard check box. If you check this check box, a dialog box displays a link to the installation package for the migration wizard. By default, the installation package is in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Symantec Installation Manager\Migration Package directory. Copy this installation package to the Notification Server 6.x computer and install it.
- Export 6.x data to a data store file.
After the migration wizard is installed on the Notification Server 6.x computer, it starts in export mode. The migration wizard lets you export 6.x data to a data store file. You can also manually run the migration wizard and export 6.x data multiple times.
- (Optional) View the data in the data store file.
After you export data to a data store file, you can use Store Browser to view the data that was exported.
- (Optional) Compare two data store files.
If you export 6.x data multiple times, you can use StoreDiff to compare two data store files. StoreDiff creates a data store file that contains the differences between the two data store files. You can then use Store Browser to view these differences.
- Copy the migration data to the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 computer.
By default, the data store file is created in the Altiris\Upgrade\Data directory. In some instances, additional data migration files are created and saved in this same directory. For example, if you export locally saved software delivery package files, a PackageFiles folder is created that contains folders for all of the package files. You must copy the Data directory and whatever files and folders it contains to the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 computer.
- Import the 6.x data into Symantec Management Platform.
On the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 computer, you return to the Symantec Installation Manager dialog box that displayed the link to the installation package for the migration wizard. When you click OK on this dialog box, the migration wizard starts. If Symantec Installation Manager is not running, you can start the migration wizard manually. The migration wizard lets you import the 6.x data from the data store file into Symantec Management Platform.
- Make any modifications to the imported data that are needed for it to work with 7.0 features.
You must modify some 6.x data after it is migrated to make it compatible with new 7.0 features. For example, a migrated 6.x software delivery package is not compatible with Quick Delivery and Managed Software Delivery in Software Management Solution. Before you can use these delivery methods to deliver the migrated package, you must assign the package to a software resource.
For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide.