Migrate OPMS 8.2 to Later Versions

Upgrading an existing On-Premise station is not possible.  To migrate an On-Premise station, delete the original machine, install a clean machine, and install the latest version of OPMS. No monitor definitions or performance-related data are lost.
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Major Changes in On-Premise Station Between Version 8.2 and Later Versions
  • The required operating system is now Debian 8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, or CentOS 7
  • The installer is no longer split into two parts.
  • Installer no longer contains installation packages. The packages are downloaded during the installation with apt-get - the Debian way of installing packages.
  • The upgrade procedure for 8.3 to later versions is improved and simplified.
  • You can run On-Premise station as a virtual machine - there are no longer problems running RBM monitors. RBM no longer requires a physical machine. RBM no longer depends on LXC containers.
  • The bridge interface with a hard-coded IP address is no longer used.
Upgrade from 8.2 to Later Versions
Upgrading an existing On-Premise station is not possible.  To migrate an On-Premise station, delete the original machine, install a clean machine, and install the latest version of OPMS. No monitor definitions or performance-related data are lost.
 
Follow these steps
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  1. Put the On-Premise station in maintenance mode.
  2. Follow pre-installation instructions, as if installing a new machine.
    1. Ensure that the installation rewrites existing partitions.
    2. Ensure that the new installation has the same hostname as the old one.
  3. Install the latest version of OPMS and use the same On-Premise group.
  4. Disable maintenance mode.
By keeping the original hostname and using the same On-Premise station group, you need not configure the Dashboard again. All existing monitors continue running through the upgraded station. The performance data is not lost.