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    ZCM appliance upgrade path

    I did not have the time or Linux knowledge to build a ZCM server from scratch, so I went the appliance route a few years ago as we were migrating from XP, using Zfd to Windows 7 using ZCM 11.1. I have never upgraded or patched this appliance. Now that we are wanting to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 you can see my problem.

    Instead of doing all of the upgrades to get my 11.1 appliance to 11.4, I am considering starting a new 11.4 appliance on a new host and slowly switch everything over to Windows 10 and the ZCM 11.4 appliance. Is this a good idea or terrible idea? I wasn't sure if the two ZCM systems would conflict with each other? I am sure I would have to slightly change the 11.4 name from zenworks.site to something different. Any other changes that I would have to make? This time I will keep the appliance patched as to not get into this situation again.

    Thanks for any suggestions or ideas.

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    Re: ZCM appliance upgrade path

    Quote Originally Posted by robkoon81 View Post
    I did not have the time or Linux knowledge to build a ZCM server from scratch, so I went the appliance route a few years ago as we were migrating from XP, using Zfd to Windows 7 using ZCM 11.1. I have never upgraded or patched this appliance. Now that we are wanting to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 you can see my problem.

    Instead of doing all of the upgrades to get my 11.1 appliance to 11.4, I am considering starting a new 11.4 appliance on a new host and slowly switch everything over to Windows 10 and the ZCM 11.4 appliance. Is this a good idea or terrible idea? I wasn't sure if the two ZCM systems would conflict with each other? I am sure I would have to slightly change the 11.4 name from zenworks.site to something different. Any other changes that I would have to make? This time I will keep the appliance patched as to not get into this situation again.

    Thanks for any suggestions or ideas.

    The main area of conflict would be imaging.
    I would disable PXE Services on the old Zone when I installed the new Zone and started moving devices.

    I cannot really think of anything else off the top of my head that would be a conflict.
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    Re: ZCM appliance upgrade path

    Thanks Craig. That is how I will proceed then.

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