Install those services on the 2016 server and point to the database. If you run the installer on the old serveres first you can export a config and use that config on the new servers. You should have the certificates ready. When the new servers is installer change the port forwarding/dns to point to the new server. Turn off the old server.
Slightly related, but my group is looking to upgrade our SQL environment and currently our Airwatch database is sitting on SQL 2012. Our team wants to upgrade the SQL to a newer version, ideally 2017. Currently our On Prem Airwatch is on 1810. What is the highest SQL version we can upgrade the database up to? Thanks
Petter V. thank you for your answer related to the OS migration, but one thing that I am not sure about is, if we install the new 2016 Server, that will have for sure new DNS names, will we the have problems afterwards?
As for example the Console Server is now ' AWCS01' and the new one will be named ' AWCS02' ..
I recommend that you use a custom dns name like console.domain.com and redirect. You can change under system and urls. Else you can Just change dns for your server awcs01 that point to awcs02. I recommend to change it to a custom name. This can also be change later. Remember to change urls for api etc that is also running on your old console server
Hey @Peter V. Looks like you have done this before so can you maybe provide a few more details regarding the process? Also, by ' You should have the certificates ready' , which certificates are you referring to?
Hi All your settings and devices is stored in the DB. What you're actually do when you install a new server is to point the applications (Device and Console Server) to the old database. It's very simular to upgrade. If you run the installer on your old server first you can select to export your settings to a file. Use that one when you install the applications on the new servers. You need your certificate for IIS and AWCM, that is probably your external sertificate.
Wow. Sounds too simple to be true 🙂 Is it any different if the same has to be performed for a SEG, a MAG (relay/endpoint) and a Content Gateway (replay/endpoint)? I think I would start with the database first, what do you think?