I currently have 3 Netware 6.5sp7/eDir servers providing directory services to our clients. What I want to do is move the replicas to two new VM Netware servers that I have already built that have Netware 6.5SP8/eDir 8.8SP5 on them. These new VM servers are already in our current tree without any replicas on them. My question is can I just add replicas to the VM servers and promote them to be the Master and 2 read/rights or do I need to upgrade my old DS servers to the same patch level and then do it?

Thanks in advance,