Our Flexera Manager and App Portal is on a Windows 2012 server. Our organization will upgrade server to Windows 2019. Does it exist another method than reinstalling everything? Thanks
Nov 14, 2022 09:08 AM
Doing an in-place upgrade of the Operating System from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2019 is not recommended for any FNMS application server.
On possible migration path would be:
After you confirmed that your new application server is working fine, you can archive or delete the old application server (if this is a VM), or decommission or re-use the old hardware.
Nov 14, 2022 04:14 PM
You can do a database migration to an up to date SQL server.
Build your new 2019 servers and do an install on the servers but point to your migrated database.
depending on your client health, you may have some issues with your agents reporting to the new servers. that takes an updated .ini file and update the bootstrap server to the new beacons and deleting the old download and upload settings registry keys.
Nov 15, 2022 02:53 PM
@erwinlindemann we've already did an inplace upgrade of an application/batch server (from Windows server 2012 to 2019) so far I didn't notice any major issue with the application. Can you please highlight some possible issues?
Dec 08, 2022 07:01 AM
My organization follows a security best practices. With that in mind, all of the issues I came across were a direct result of our standard servers not being the same as out of the box Windows OS. All of our issues revolved around our unique security settings.
Dec 08, 2022 08:04 AM