This section provides you information on Migration tasks.

To migrate to Version 10.1.5, you need to meet the requirements or perform the tasks that are listed in the following table.
Note: Migration is not supported for the products ACM and MCAST.
Table 1. Migration requirements and tasks
Before you migrate

Review the release notes for important issues.

VMware Smart Assurance Release Note

Determine if the products are supported for your platform.

VMware Smart Assurance Support Matrix

Determine if your system meets the hardware requirements.

VMware Smart Assurance Support Matrix

Installation and migration

Perform the migration in the following order:

  1. Top-most SAM server
  2. An Aggregation SAM server if it is a hierarchical SAM deployment.
  3. IP Manager.
  4. Any order: Server Manager, MPLS Manager, and Network Protocol Manager.
After you install

Evaluate your custom code and review the tools for restoring user customization.

“Custom file migration use cases”

If you installed the products as services, start them for the first time.

Verify the current state of the products and the Broker.

“Verify the product status”

(Optional) After performing a migration and modifying your configuration files on one installation, you can use the deployment utility to create a deployment package of your configuration changes and deploy the package on other installations. After deploying the package on other installations, you do not have to run the migrate utility to merge your customizations.

“Deployment utility overview” on page 97