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First NetWare 5.1 Server in a 4.11 Tree

By jtschneider ·
Has anyone installed NetWare 5.1 as a new server into a 4.11 tree without upgrading the 4.11 server with the Master replica of Root first?

What were your results?

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by wcraigmiles In reply to First NetWare 5.1 Server ...

Bad. Upgrade the Root server first. There are very good reasons for doing so. Depending on how many servers are in your tree, start about two week prior to the upgrade and make sure that NDS is clean on all of the servers. Follow the directions and you should be okay. I would place any WAN linked servers into their own replica ring that did not inlcude the root server until the upgrade was over.

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by Kevin Anderson In reply to First NetWare 5.1 Server ...

I added 5.0, and we had no problems. We needed 5 for BorderManager. By the time 5.1 was out, we had upgraded.

Kev.

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by JimBb In reply to First NetWare 5.1 Server ...

On your NW51 CD, there should be a Deployment Manager. It autoruns if you insert the CD in a Windows workstation. Run through that, prior to your upgrade, and it gives you both the needed upgrades, and the information you need to properly install NW51 in a 4.x tree.
By the way, using NDS8 and NDS7 makes a big difference in choosing an installation strategy.

Jim

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by jtschneider In reply to First NetWare 5.1 Server ...

needed additional information about the NDS8 vs 7

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by e.veermans In reply to First NetWare 5.1 Server ...

Good. Sp9 on all 4.11's. Perform dsrepair's and timesynchronization until everything is fine. Use deployment manager to check if your tree is pre-configured enough for NW5.1. Then Install NW5.1 server in the tree with NDS 7 (not 8 !). Add Sp2a and acouple of postfixes. Do dsrepair unattended + time synch. Make NW5.1 primary (or single) time server and master replica. Perform upgrade on the other NW4.11's. Don't upgrade to NDS 8 until you are clean of NDS6 (so clean of NW4.x). Check coolsolutions for more.

Erwin Veermans

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