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Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

by ‎06-25-2016 07:20 AM - edited ‎08-20-2016 10:40 PM (3,047 Views)

Some user report issue and difficult when try to Upgrade / Migrate BNA from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

You can consider this DOC as a simple Upgrade/ Migration How-To Guide, however rather deals with a simple demonstration.

 

Additional I suggest to refer to in BNA Installation and Migration Guide.

 

In this example, I made Upgrade from BNA 12.4.4 to 14.0.1

 

Figure 1

 

show NA 12.4.4 before starting Upgrade to 14.0.1

 

BNA1244 About.jpg

 

Figure 2

 

Launch the Setup Installer, Installing Network Advisor 14.0.1 start.

 

1 BNA1401 Install.jpg

 

Figure 3

 

As soon installation is completed click "Done"

 

2 BNA1401 Installation Complete.jpg

 

Figure 4

 

"Copy Data and Settings from previous releases" appear with a question:

 

"Do you want to copy data and settings (migrate)?"

 

Make sure is pointed to "Yes, from the following location" and a correct Old BNA path/folder is selected, then click "Next" to continue.

 

3 BNA1401 Copy Data and Settings from previous releases.jpg

 

Figure 5

 

"Resource Validation and Data Migration"  begin, click "Start"

 

4 BNA1401 Resource Validation and Data Migration.jpg

 

Figure 6

 

  • DB Upgrade
  • Preparing for Migration
  • Data Migration
  • Start DB service

 

6 BNA1401 Migration Start DB.jpg

 

when completed...

 

Figure 7

 

 

....then click "Next"

 

7 BNA1401 Migration Successful.jpg

 

Figure 8

 

Choice "Installation Type", in this example I've simple selected due Hardware Limitation on my old

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 "Network Advisor - Professional" and click "Next"

 

 8 BNA1401 Installation Type.jpg

 

Figure 9

 

Select and point to Built-In or External FTP or  SCP / SFTP Server you want to use and click "Next"

 

 

9 BNA1401 FTP_SCP_SFTP Server.jpg

 

Figure 10

 

in "Server IP Configuration" you can selected a "Preferred Address" or leave by default at "Any"

 

Note:

 

If the old BNA 12.4.x Installation point to a specific IP Address, is suggested to select in Preferred Address Drag-Drop

correct IP Address

 

10 BNA1401 Server IP Configuration.jpg

 

Figure 11

 

"Resource Configuration and Validation" window opened, make sure you select correct Ports.

Is reccommended to use same Ports as assigned in the old BNA Installation, otherwise the Services failed.

The click "Next"

 

11 BNA1401 Resource Configuration and validation.jpg

 

Figure 12

 

This step is Optional

In some circumstance if any Firewall is Enable, you get a Java related Windows Security Alert.

 

Enable "Private networks,...." and click the Buttons Allow access

 

12 BNA1401 Windows Security Alert - optional firewall.jpg

 

Figure 13

 

"Product Improvement Program" opened, you can decided to Partecipate or no. By default is set as "No, thank you"

 

Click "Next"

 

13 BNA1401 Product Improvement Program.jpg

 

Figure 14

 

"Server Configuration Summary" started, then click "Next"

 

14 BNA1401 Server Configuration Summary.jpg

 

Figure 15

 

"Start Server" opened, make sure "Start Client" is selected and then click "Finish"

 

15 BNA1401 Start Server.jpg

 

Figure 16

 

  • Migrate and Initialize Database
  • Start Server
  • Partial Uninstall the older version 12.4.4
  • Start Client

 

17 BNA1401 Start Server.jpg

 

 

Upgrade finish successful, DB is Migrate, Server Start, and Partial Uninstall is started.

 

Figure 17

 

window 14.0.1 Log In

 

18 BNA1401 Login window.jpg

 

Figure 18

 

"About Network Advisor 14.0.1"

 

now you are on BNA version 14.0.1

 

19 BNA1401 About.jpg

 

 

 

Comments
by sbelz
on ‎01-13-2017 03:46 PM

Thank you for the steps to upgrade.

 

What things should be done to protect the performance history and settings? Is there a pre-upgrade check sheet?

by aixfplwiz
on ‎01-24-2017 05:52 AM

Great Walkthru - Thanks a bunch