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Migration Guide

Updated October 22, 2018

Do I need to migrate?

You may need to migrate your products or SQL database to new servers or SQL versions for many reasons.

Is this your situation:

  • My product version hardware, server OS, or SQL requirements may have changed. See the minimum requirements for your product and the multi-module guidelines to start planning.

    Deprecation notices for Orion Platform 2018.2

    • Although you can install Orion Platform 2018.2 products on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, these versions are deprecated and will not be supported on future Orion Platform versions. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later at your earliest convenience.
    • Although you can use SQL Server 2012 with Orion Platform 2018.2 products, this version is deprecated and will not be supported on future versions of the Orion Platform. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, or later at your earliest convenience.
  • I may need new servers for space and better performance. For example, your SQL or Flow Storage database server may be running out of space.
  • I may need to migrate products to a shared or dedicated server. For example, NCM 7.4.X and NPM 11.5.X merged to work from the same SQL database and main server/poller. This may require extended or new servers.
  • I may be adding a new database. For example, NTA 4.0 through 4.2.3 adds a new Flow Storage database that works best on a dedicated server.
  • I want to move to a new server type. For example, moving to VMs from physical servers may be a better for your environment.

Migrating and upgrading? We recommend upgrading to the most recent versions of SolarWinds products that your servers will support, and then migrating.

 

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