Hi all,

We'd like to move from ZCM 11 SP3 to ZCM 2017 but also at the same time move to running the product onto Windows Server as the base OS.

Although we were advised to use the ZCM Appliance going forward we can't due to limitations on our ESXi hosts so given that Windows guest licenses aren't a problem for us (Datacenter licensing) it seems to make more sense to move everything to Windows going forward.

Question is which of the two options below are preferable?

  1. introduce Windows servers to SP3 Zone, retire Linux servers then upgrade
  2. upgrade Linux servers to SP4 then 2017 and when done then introduce Windows servers to upgraded Zone

Perhaps there's no real difference either way but any input would be appreciated.