Next, uninstall the Orion Platform from your old server. It's important to do this now, since it's not recommended to allow two main polling engines to write to the same database at the same time.
Some users choose to keep their old and new servers running concurrently for a few days before uninstalling the old server. This provides the added benefit of zero downtime. Please contact SolarWinds Support for instructions on how to do this.
Now that the old server is gone, it's time to get your new server up and running.
Install the Orion Platform on your new server using the same version of the product that you were running on your old server. As mentioned previously, it's not recommended to migrate and upgrade in the same action.
This process will take some time; just be patient and follow the prompts when necessary.
You will be prompted to license the product during the installation. This will pull your newly parked license back from your customer portal and install it on your new server. Enter your details, including the license key for your product. You can find this on the customer portal, under License Management.
If you are prompted to install missing IIS components, click Yes and the Configuration Wizard will install them for you.
Run the configuration wizard on the new server, connecting to the database using the SQL Server credentials you noted during your preparation phase.
You will see this error telling you to select an existing database rather than create a new one. This error is expected during a migration because you are using the database from the previous instance. Just click Okay.
Now click the drop down menu and select your existing database and click Next. Continue to click Yes or Okay through the next few dialog boxes.
Enter your existing account credentials for the database you are using and click next.
Again, click Yes through the next few dialog boxes.
You're almost there!
Just a few configuration steps left to finalize your migration.
If you have any customized reports or a custom logo for your website, you'll need to copy these back into place on your new server.
Also, if the IP address of your new server does not match the IP address of your old server, you will need to remove the previous polling engine from the database.
And finally, if you changed the IP Address of your server, you may need to reconfigure your network devices to send syslogs, traps and NetFlow data to the new IP address.
First, open Orion Service Manager. Next, stop all SolarWinds services except the SQL Service and close the Orion Service Manager.
Next, open the database manager, click Add Default Server and expand and locate the SQL Server in the tree.
Expand the SQL Server, scroll down to the engines table, right click, and then select Query Table. Click Execute Query to display the table entries and then select Enable Table Editing. Locate the rows of the polling engines you are removing and adding, and make note of the engine ID and the IP address of your old and new primary polling engines.
Right click the top left cell in the old polling engine row and click Delete the Selected Row. Click Yes when prompted to confirm.
Execute the query again to display the table entries to verify the old polling engine has been removed.
Then, restart services. You'll want to keep the Database Manager open for the next step.
With the Database Manager open, right click your database and click New Query. Enter this query and click Execute Query to reassign the nodes.To avoid any errors, you should type in this query rather than copying and pasting it.
For all additional polling engines and website engines, you may want to verify the engine ID or IP address correctly updates with the new server for the these tables.
Click Execute Query to update all nodes. To verify, open the Web console and click Settings and Manage Nodes. Click Group By and select the polling engine. Then you'll select the new polling engine to see all the assigned nodes.
Wait 10-15 minutes to allow a full polling cycle to complete, then check the graphs and charts in your nodes to confirm your newly migrated polling engine is now polling successfully.
If you'd like to know more about migrating your software, or more information or assistance with any of our products, visit the Success Center at support.solarwinds.com.