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

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

    Posted 06-25-2016 07:21 AM

    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

     

     

    For user want to Upgrade/Migrato from BNA 14.0.x to higher Release, go to:

     

    Part 2: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 14.0.x to 14.2.x and above

     

     

     


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  • 2.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 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?


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  • 3.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 01-24-2017 05:53 AM

    Great Walkthru - Thanks a bunch


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  • 4.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 11-20-2017 02:43 AM

    Hi, I have a question on encryption features.

    I have installed the recent version of the BNA however the encryption tab were grey out.
    Do I need to enroll a license for this?

    Thanks.

    Yobe.


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  • 5.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 11-20-2017 11:19 AM

    @yobe

     

    BES is continued supported in lates BNA 14.3.1

     

    can you post please screen-shot and bit more details to the error ?

     

    thanks.

     

    Antonio


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  • 6.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 11-22-2017 04:53 AM

    Hi Antonio,

    There is no error from the BNA it just when you click on SAN >> Configure >> Encryption.

    The Encryption tab are greyed out.I cannot perform disk enryption due to this.

    Do I need to enroll a license for this?

    Thanks. 


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  • 7.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor - Upgrade / Migration from 12.4.x to 14.0.1

    Posted 11-22-2017 05:36 AM

    @yob

     

    is the BNA Licensed as Professional Plus or Enterprise


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