Migrating from End of Life Platform to Supported Platform

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Overview

The 5.0.x series of ZCS releases introduced support for new platforms and Linux distributions. Other platforms were "End of Lifed" (EOL'ed), meaning that there will be no more ZCS releases for these platforms. This page describes what platforms were added, what platforms were EOL'ed, and how to move from an EOL'd platform to a platform that will be supported in ZCS 5.0.x.

Both the new and the EOL'ed platforms will be released with 4.5.11. Unlike previous ZCS upgrades where you were able to go from any version to any other ZCS version, if you find yourself on a EOL'ed version you will need to first upgrade to 4.5.11 before going forward to 5.0.x.


New and EOL'ed Platforms

Platforms that are new with 5.0.x include:

  • Fedora 7
  • Debian 4.0
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 (SLES 10)
  • OpenSUSE 10.2

Platforms that are EOL'ed with the 4.5.11 release include:

  • Fedora 4
  • Fedora 5
  • Debian 3.1
  • Mac OS X PPC
  • OpenSUSE 10.0 (there are no 5.0.x OpenSUSE Network builds; only FOSS)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9
  • Mandriva


Procedures

There are essentially three procedures:

  1. "DR" Get to 4.5.11. Then take a full backup and restore it on to a second, new system.
  2. "Upgrade OS" Get to 4.5.11. Then upgrade the OS in place, then upgrade ZCS to 5.0.x in place.
  3. "FossDR" Get to 4.5.11. Then do a cold backup restore using filesystem tools.

The procedure you will want to use depends on your migration path. The below notes spell out the migration path based on current 4.5.x platform. All procedures assume that the first step of the migration is to upgrade to 4.5.11 on the current platform.


SourceDestinationProcedure
4.5.11 SLES9 Network or FOSS5.0.x SLES10 Network or FOSSUpgradeOS
4.5.11 OpenSUSE 10.0 FOSS 5.0.x OpenSUSE 10.2 FOSS UpgradeOS
4.5.11 OpenSUSE 10.0 Network5.0.x SLES10 Network DR to 4.5.11 SLES 10 Network
4.5.11 MacOS X PPC Network 5.0.x Mac OS X x86 Network DR to 4.5.11 Mac OS X x86 Network
4.5.11 Debian 3.2 FOSS 5.0.x Debian 4.0 FOSS UpgradeOS
4.5.11 FC4 or FC5 FOSS 5.0.x Fedora 7 FOSS UpgradeOS
4.5.11 MacOS X PPC FOSS 5.0.x MacOS X x86 FOSS FossDR
4.5.11 Mandriva FOSS 5.0.x other platform FossDR
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