kallischlauch
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Update Windows OS on Infra servers

Hey,


deployed VRA when it was 7.0, with 2012 R2 servers on all DEM, Agent and IaaS

I need to upgrade them to 2019 Windows. I dont plan in-place upgrade. I'd rather deploy a new VM in place of the other.

But I couldnt find any guides on this and forum search also blank.

for the agents I found I could simply remove the agent from VRA, and create a new one one (even with different name). no problem

MSSQL also no problem, just created new cluster and config, restored DBs there and modified config (used a CNAME on top of the service so it was a simple change)

But what about DEM workers and more importantly IaaS servers?
I cant yet go to VRA 8 as there doesnt seem to be migration path (yet) and also I have not tested it yet

Any reference?

Kalli

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daphnissov
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You would have to re-install vRA and migrate your content to do that. Why do you need to upgrade Windows to 2019? vRA certainly doesn't need it.

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kallischlauch
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Hey,

thanks for getting back. I need to upgrade as part of normal OS lifecycle process. Windows 2012R2 is not supported anymore and we have policy to not allow such servers in DataCenter.
I'll open a case with VMware support to get that in writing.

Kalli

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