The Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard is .NET 2.0 Windows Forms application that will guide the user through the upgrade process.
When you upgrade from Notification Server 6.x to Symantec Management Platform 7.0, you can migrate most of the Notification Server 6.x data. Symantec Installation Manager manages the installation and uses Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard to manage the data migration.
Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard helps you migrate Notification Server 6.x data to Symantec Management Platform 7.0. The Migration Wizard lets you export the 6.x data to a data store file. It then lets you import this data from the data store file into Symantec Management Platform 7.0.
The migration wizard lets you customize the data that you export and import. It uses exporters to export data and a corresponding set of importers to import data. Each product that has data to migrate has its own set of exporters and importers. When you export or import 6.x data, you can select the exporters or importers to use. You can also filter the data that an exporter or importer migrates. When you filter data, you select the specific data that you want to export or import.
Note: You cannot migrate managed computers.
When you migrate 6.x data, Symantec Installation Manager manages the migration process. With an on-box upgrade, it starts the migration wizard to export the data and later starts it to import the data. With an off-box upgrade, Symantec Installation Manager provides instructions for installing the migration wizard on the Notification Server 6.x computer. It also starts the migration wizard on the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 computer when you are ready to import the data.
The EXE for the migration wizard is NSUpgradeWizard.exe, and by default, it is in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Upgrade directory. To run the migration wizard, you must be a member of the local administrators group.
The main components for this Migration/upgrade wizard are:
|NSUpgradeWizard.exe||This executable is the user interface module of the upgrade framework.|
|StoreBrowser.exe||This executable is a utility that can be used to browse a data store.|
|Altiris.Datastore.dll||This assembly contains the implementation of the data store.|
|Altiris.ImportExportEngine.dll||This assembly contains the implementation of the core import/export engine.|
|NotificationServerUpgrade.config||This configuration file contains the list of exporters and importers for the Notification Server.|
|Altiris.NS.Exporters.6.0.dll||This assembly contains the implementations for the Notification Server exporters.|
|Altiris.NS.Importers.7.0.dll||This assembly contains the implementations for the Notification Server importers.|
A data store file stores Notification Server 6.x data. When you migrate Notification Server 6.x data to Symantec Management Platform, you first export the data to a data store file. You then import the data from the data store file into Symantec Management Platform 7.0. To export and import the data, you use Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard.
By default, the data store file is saved in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Upgrade\Data directory. It has an .adb extension, is easy to copy and back up, and is not dependent on SQL.
You can view the data in a data store file with the Store Browser. If you perform multiple imports, you can view the data to determine which data to import next. The data store file organizes the data by product. The data for each product is stored in tables. The name of each table is ProductName.TableName.
When SIM is performing an upgrade of a 6.0 NS the following sequence of events will occur:
The upgrade wizard will write an XML file containing the configuration of the products and the exporters or importers.
The following section describes the various upgrade wizard pages.
This is the welcome page for the upgrade wizard.
Use this page to select what type of data operation to perform.
This page allows the user to select what type of data operation to perform. Clicking next will cause the upgrade wizard to initialize the export/import engine.
Use this page to specify the exporter configuration options. This page is displayed only when exporting data to the data store.
This page allows the user to refine what data is to be exported to the data store.
The Filters button for each exporter will display the Filters dialog, which displays the available filters for that exporter. This dialog allows a user to further refine what data the particular exporter will export.
Use this page to specify the importer configuration options. This page is displayed only when importing data from the data store.
This page allows the user to refine what data is to be imported into the Notification Server.
The Filters button for each importer will display the Filters dialog, which displays the available filters for that importer. This dialog allows a user to further refine what data the particular importer will import.
This dialog displays the available filters for the selected exporter or importer.
The Details button for each filter will display the Filter Details dialog, which displays more information about the selected filter.
This dialog displays information about the selected filter.
This page displays the product readiness status of the machine that the migration is run on.
This page displays the following information:
This dialog displays information describing why a particular readiness check has failed.
This page displays a summary of the actions that are to be performed.
Export / Import Progress Page
This page displays the progress of the export or import operation.
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