We have two servers that maintenance will run out in January 2008. They are
both Dell PowerEdge servers running NW 6.0 SP5. They are in their own tree.

Server VBL2 is the 'Master' and VBPR2 is the second server in the Tree.



We have two servers that maintenance will run out in January 2008. They are
both Dell PowerEdge servers running NW 6.0 SP5. They are in their own tree.

Server VBL2 is the 'Master' and VBPR2 is the second server in the Tree.




We are planning to get new hardware and keep NW 6.0. In a year or two we
will probably become a Microsoft shop so management does not want to spend
the money to upgrade to version 6.5. We wouldn't even be doing this much if
the hardware wasn't at the 5 year limit for Dell maintenance.



My question is, is there anything I should be on the lookout for during the
replacement?



I have never done a migration when creating a new server and I don't really
want to start now. I usually build a new server and keep the existing server
in tact so we have the two servers running concurrently.

The only thing I can think of is the CA which is server VBL2. When I am
ready to put the new server, say VBL3, live and remove VBL2, I would need to
remove the CA from VBL2 and put on VBL3.



The second server in the tree, VBPR2, I don't see any problem. Just create
the new server, VBPR3 in the tree, point the users to it and then remove
VBPR2.



Don't want any surprises so I thought I would submit and see if I am missing
something.



Thanks for any ideas!

Judy