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How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

We are currently  running DFM ver 4.0D14 on windows 2003 server (32-bit) .

We want to migrate the this old DFM from windows 2003  to new windows host (windows 2008 64-bit) and the database able to restore to the new server.

However i am not able to upgrade the DFM version (4.0 to 5.0). It just hung during the installation page.

What is correct process to upgrade our old ver4.0 to newer version ? If you have any comments or suggestion , I appreciate.  Thank you in advance.

Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

Hi Christy, 

 

 

I would suggest to install the new version of DFM on your new windows machine ( WIN 2008 ) and restore your OLD DFM DB to it, Procedure as follows...

 

 

Prerequisite:-   Have a copy of your DFM license and keep it safe 

 

                               

                           dfm license list 

 

 

Procedure:- 

 

Stop/Start services as below

 

dfm service stop 

 

 

dfm service start sql 

 

 

dfm backup create -v

 

 

Note :- This creates a backup file (.ndb format) which is stored in the <install_dir>\Netapp\DataFabric Manager\DFM\data folder.

 

 

 

Disable any monitoring or purging 

 

 

 

dfm option set discoverEnabled=No

 

 

Windows: for /f "tokens=1" %i in ('"dfm host list -a | findstr /I "yes""') do dfm host delete -f %i | echo HostID=%i

 

 

Perform another backup 

 

 

dfm backup create -v 

 

Note:- This creates a backup file (.ndb format) which is stored in the <install_dir>\Netapp\DataFabric Manager\DFM\data folder

 

 

Copy the .ndb file to a safe location to be use to restore on to the new server 

 

 

Now login to the new windows machine ( Windows 2008 ) 

 

 

Install the new version of DFM 

 

 

Restore the backup 

 

 

dfm backup restore <path-to-dbfile>

 

 

Change the new server DNS names to olddfm.local ( In case if required ) 

 

Once done , Start all the DFM services 

 

 

Note:- If you think you have huge number of mark-deleted objects , use purge tool to purge all the deleted objects 

 

 

 

DFM Purge Tool Download

 

 

DFM Purge Tool Usage Doc

 

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

 

 

 

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Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

HI Nayab,

 

This is the first attempted we tried whereby the new server Win 2008 installed with latest DFM version. However the restore DB was failed and we tried several of attempts.

 

Now the new server is able to run with the old DB restore data. But we are stuck on how to upgrade it  to newer version. Any idea?

 

 

Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

Hi Christy, 

 

 

 

Sorry, I have missed out that you have already tried to do it , Could you check the windows logs ( Application logs ) and look for the exact error ?

 

 

Thanks,

Nayab

 

 

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Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

There's no error on the application log(event viewer). The installation ran half way and it went into the hung state. The version i try to upgrade is 5.2.1P1.

 

From dfm.log it seems hung durng the cleaning the history tables.

 

Jul 21 04:36:25 [dfm: INFO]: [8676:0x25e4]: Stopped sql service
Jul 21 04:39:07 [dfm: INFO]: [10164:0x27c4]: Started sql service
Jul 21 04:39:13 [dfmSmiley Very HappyEBUG]: [9140:0x3f8]: Attempting cleanup of the database
Jul 21 04:39:13 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Beginning pre-purging setup
Jul 21 04:39:13 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Disabling the backup schedules
Jul 21 04:39:14 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Stopping services other than sql
Jul 21 04:39:14 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Setting up the scripts for purging...
Jul 21 04:39:36 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Calling procedure to truncate tables...
Jul 21 04:39:36 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Tables truncated successfully...
Jul 21 04:39:36 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Calling procedure to update the triggers...
Jul 21 04:39:41 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Procedure to update the triggers Success
Jul 21 04:39:41 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Completed pre-purging setup
Jul 21 04:39:41 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Cleaning the history tables in the database
Jul 21 04:39:41 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Using 2016-07-18 04:39:13.977000 as the threshold for history pruning
Jul 21 04:39:41 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Step 1/16 - Cleaning up table historyYear
Jul 21 05:45:21 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Purged 3086054 rows from table historyYear
Jul 21 05:45:21 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Step 2/16 - Cleaning up table cpuHistoryYear
Jul 21 05:46:27 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Purged 67474 rows from table cpuHistoryYear
Jul 21 05:46:27 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Step 3/16 - Cleaning up table aggrHistoryYear
Jul 21 05:49:01 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Purged 177145 rows from table aggrHistoryYear
Jul 21 05:49:01 [dfm: INFO]: [9140:0x3f8]: Step 4/16 - Cleaning up table dfHistoryYear

 

Also, i was unable to start others services or even stop the sql services.  Please advice


>dfm service list
sql: started
webui: not started
http: not started
eventd: not started
monitor: not started
scheduler: not started
server: not started
watchdog: not started

Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

Hi Christy, 

 

May i know the version of 

 

ONTAP ?

 

JAVA ?

 

 

As i see the upgrade is trying to delete the expired or stale data, Could you run PURGE tool and then try to perform the upgrade once again ?

 

After running Purge tool perform a reboot and then try to upgrade.

 

 

Thanks, 

Nayab

Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

[ Edited ]

Details as below:

 

ONTAP 7-mode

 

JAVA version 1.6.0_45

 

As the installation runs half way, the dfm version show it already upgraded. My server running on Window 2008 R2 64-bit. May i know which PURGE tool i shall download? I dont see a version which matches my current version i have.

 

E:\Apps\NetApp\DataFabricManager\DFM\bin>dfm version
dfbm.exe         5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfdrm.exe        5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfpm.exe         5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfm.exe          5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmcheck.exe     5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmconfig.exe    5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmconsole.exe   5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmmonitor.exe   5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmperf.exe      5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmscheduler.exe 5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmserver.exe    5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
dfmwatchdog.exe  5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
eventd.exe       5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)
grapher.exe      5.2.1.25244 (5.2.1P1)

 

I tried to download dfmpurge_dfm-4.0x_windows_32.zip and run it, however getting this error. Shall i downgrade it back to dfm 4.0, run the purge tool and upgrade again?

E:\Apps\NetApp\DataFabricManager\DFM\bin>dfmpurge help

 

 

Re: How to upgrade DFM version 4.0 to latest Operation Manager version?

IIRC there is no (supported) way to upgrade from 4.0 to 5.2 directly. Too many DFM and especially Sybase versions inbetween.

 

As 4.0 is 32bit only and 5.2 is 64bit only, there are also data conversion issues when trying to restore the 4.0 DB backup into a 5.2 instance, which may be the problems you see.

 

The one way that used to be supported was to upgrdae 4.0 to the latest available 32bit version, which was 5.1. Then convert 32bit to 64bit by importing the 32bit DB into the 64bit version of the same release and afterwards upgrade that version to the latest DFM / Operations Manager 5.2.

 

Unfortunately all versions prior to 5.2 are EOA and EOS for a very long time now, so you are on your own.

 

Nevertheless I still found a 5.1 releas on the support site:

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/occore_win/5.1P1/

 

Good luck.

 

 

regards, Niels

 

 

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