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cef2lion 11-11-2015 05:20 AM

CM 7.0 Upgrade
 
We are currently running CM 6.3 simplex on an HP ProLiant DL360G7 server with system platform.

Trying to understand the CM upgrade to version 7. Is system platform no longer supported in version 7. I have gone over an upgrade document. There is much talk about running ones own installation of VMware. There is also some mention of an Avaya VMware solution. Does that mean we are looking at a hardware upgrade as well with version 7 of CM?

Craig

evertw 11-11-2015 12:02 PM

Aura 7 doesn't support system platform anymore. You have AVP, a version of ESXi. You can download this from the support site. The DL360G7 server is still supported. You require System Manager in Aura R7.

cef2lion 11-11-2015 12:12 PM

If we are currently running 6.3 on system platform on our DL360G7. Do we need to wipe system platform on the DL360G7 and load Appliance Virtualization Platform (AVP). to support installing CM OVA?

If above is true how would one upgrade given you need to wipe the production system to load AVP.

I do have VMware ESXi version 6 running to support System Manager 6.3 which I run now.

Craig

cef2lion 11-11-2015 12:50 PM

I did some further reading. Might not have this exactly right.

There is a Appliance Virtualization Platform Drive Kit. Looks like you backup. Remove your existing drives and save in case you need to rollback. Install the drives in the kit then AVP and CM. Then migrate your backups into Aura 7 CM. If something you goes wrong you can roll back with the original drives.

aa1 11-12-2015 03:10 AM

CM 7.0 Upgrade
 
Take a look at these documents:

Upgrading and Migrating Avaya Aura® applications to Release 7.0
Release 7.0 Issue 1 November 2015
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014262


Migrating and Installing Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform
Release 7.0 Issue 1 November 2015
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014461

Arbi

aa1 11-12-2015 03:19 AM

CM 7.0 Upgrade
 
In Release 7.0, Appliance Virtualization Platform replaces System Platform. Avaya Aura® Release 7.0 supports the following applications on Appliance Virtualization Platform:
- Utility Services 7.0
- System Manager 7.0
- Session Manager 7.0
- Branch Session Manager 7.0
- Communication Manager 7.0
- Application Enablement Services 7.0
- WebLM 7.0
- Engagement Development Platform 3.1
- SAL 2.5
- Communication Manager Messaging 7.0
- Avaya Aura® Media Server 7.7


Supported servers •
- S8300D
- S8300E
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610
- HP ProLiant DL360 G7
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620


More info: https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014461 (Chapter 6: Migration process)


https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014262 (Page 21)
Supported upgrade paths to Avaya Aura® Release 7.0
Release: 6.3.x, 6.2.x, 6.1.x, or 6.0 Service Pack 1 and 2
Offer and Deployment: System Platform

Avaya-provided Virtual Appliance
1. Create a backup of 6.x.
2. Install Appliance Virtualization Platform.
3. Deploy Release 7.0 with Solution Deployment Manager client.
4. Restore the data with data migration utility by using System Manager command line interface or Solution Deployment Manager client

Customer-provided VMware
1. Create a backup of 6.x with latest System Platform.
2. Deploy Release 7.0 on the customersupplied server or VMware infrastructure with Solution Deployment Manager or vCenter.
3. Restore the data with data migration utility by using System Manager command line interface or Solution Deployment Manager client

...


Upgrades from System Platform on 6.x to Appliance Virtualization Platform on Avaya Aura® Release 7.0
In Release 7.0, you can select the applications that are installed on a server. Therefore, when planning for upgrade to Release 7.0, you must ensure that correct application OVA files are included. (more on this on page 33)


Hope these help
Arbi

cef2lion 11-12-2015 04:58 AM

Very useful!! Thank you very much. Clears it up for me.

Craig

danweber 11-18-2015 08:04 AM

Anyone know if I can re-use some of my Dell R610 servers that were originally hosting AES 6.x for CM version 7? I have 5 AES servers on Dell R610s that I am retiring, would be great if I could use that hardware to replace the CM servers I have running on 8800s.

rfavire 11-11-2016 06:50 AM

How about the upgrade path from Release 5 to Release 7 using a new S8300E server and replacing an S8300C...thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by aa1 (Post 23589)
In Release 7.0, Appliance Virtualization Platform replaces System Platform. Avaya Aura® Release 7.0 supports the following applications on Appliance Virtualization Platform:
- Utility Services 7.0
- System Manager 7.0
- Session Manager 7.0
- Branch Session Manager 7.0
- Communication Manager 7.0
- Application Enablement Services 7.0
- WebLM 7.0
- Engagement Development Platform 3.1
- SAL 2.5
- Communication Manager Messaging 7.0
- Avaya Aura® Media Server 7.7


Supported servers •
- S8300D
- S8300E
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610
- HP ProLiant DL360 G7
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620
- Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620


More info: https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014461 (Chapter 6: Migration process)


https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014262 (Page 21)
Supported upgrade paths to Avaya Aura® Release 7.0
Release: 6.3.x, 6.2.x, 6.1.x, or 6.0 Service Pack 1 and 2
Offer and Deployment: System Platform

Avaya-provided Virtual Appliance
1. Create a backup of 6.x.
2. Install Appliance Virtualization Platform.
3. Deploy Release 7.0 with Solution Deployment Manager client.
4. Restore the data with data migration utility by using System Manager command line interface or Solution Deployment Manager client

Customer-provided VMware
1. Create a backup of 6.x with latest System Platform.
2. Deploy Release 7.0 on the customersupplied server or VMware infrastructure with Solution Deployment Manager or vCenter.
3. Restore the data with data migration utility by using System Manager command line interface or Solution Deployment Manager client

...


Upgrades from System Platform on 6.x to Appliance Virtualization Platform on Avaya Aura® Release 7.0
In Release 7.0, you can select the applications that are installed on a server. Therefore, when planning for upgrade to Release 7.0, you must ensure that correct application OVA files are included. (more on this on page 33)


Hope these help
Arbi


aa1 11-12-2016 01:24 PM

Migrating from Communication Manager Release 5.2.1 to Release 7.0 and later
 
Please take a look at this document

Upgrading Avaya Aura® Communication Manager (Release 7.0.1 Issue 3.1 October 2016)
Migrating from Communication Manager Release 5.2.1 to Release 7.0 and later
Page 114
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101014390

Procedure
1. Back up data from the Communication Manager 5.2.1 System Management Interface page.
2. Deploy the Communication Manager 7.0 OVA.
3. Restore the data on the Communication Manager 7.0 server.
4. Restart the Communication Manager 7.0 server.
5. Install the Communication Manager 7.0 authentication file.
6. Apply the Communication Manager patch for 7.0.1.


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