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Re: [Xen-API] XCP upgrade

To: Stephen Spector <stephen.spector@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] XCP upgrade
From: Boris Quiroz <bquiroz.work@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:50:59 -0400
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2010/8/10 Stephen Spector <stephen.spector@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> I've a sort of production server running XCP 0.1.1 (called ironman),
> with 6 or 7 VM. One of this is critical (a DB server). I've another
> server, with XCP 0.5 (called megaman) and a pool on it.
> - What I want to do: put ironman into megaman's pool but, obviously,
> it can't be done because the server has different versions.
> - What I plan to do: upgrade ironman from 0.1.1 to 0.5, but I want to
> reduce the downtime and I want to be sure this is going to work OK.
> So, if anybody already did this upgrade I want to know if everything
> works fine after, this means: no VM problems, no network/storage
> issues, etc.
> - What I don't want to do: upgrade to 0.5 and reinstall all the VMs.
> Any tip/advice will be great =)
> Boris:
> I did the upgrade from XCP 0.1 to XCP 0.5 yesterday with no problems. Took 
> about 10 minutes total and all my VMs are still on the new XCP 0.5 machine 
> and worked for me. I am sure people have also done this upgrade as well and 
> have copied xen-users to this email to get their feedback as well. Thanks.
> Stephen Spector
> Xen.org Community Manager
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Long time ago I started this thread and today finally setup a lab
environment, installed XCP 0.1.1 with a couple of VMs running CentOS
5.5 with a Weblogic and a Websphere app server. Then upgrade to 0.5
and, just for the record, everything is working smoothly :-)


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