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  • 1.  Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 12-21-2016 03:35 AM

    Hello, 

     

    Has anyone had a successful installation \ upgrade of spectrum 10.2 on a windows 2008 std (64bit) server ? 

    I tried installing and upgrading to Spectrum 10.2 but after the installation complete i'm having issues with location server not running. 

     

    This is only happening with win 2008 std.

    had no problems with 2008R2.

     

    Did anyone else had the same issue ?  

     

    Thanks



  • 2.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 12-27-2016 01:38 PM

    Not aware of any specific known issues with Win2008 Spectrum 10.2 install. Perhaps you're seeing some permissions issues preventing Location Server from running?

     

    Have you opened a support ticket to take a closer look?



  • 3.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 12-27-2016 06:11 PM

    Hi Avi,

     

    I believe you need to have at least SP2 to install and run Spectrum 10.1 or 10.2 as per the following;

     

    System Requirements for Installing CA Spectrum - CA Spectrum - 10.1 to 10.1.2 - CA Technologies Documentation 

     

    But as Jason states, best to open a support ticket so we can investigate directly.



  • 4.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 01-02-2017 02:48 AM

    Hello, 

     

    I did open a support ticket. 

    They were able to re-create the problem and now investigating...

     

    Thanks,

    Amit.



  • 5.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-08-2017 05:40 AM

    HI, 

    Support was unable to solve this issue.

    They are removing support for windows  server 2008 SP2.



  • 6.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-08-2017 05:55 PM

    Do you mean to say we cannot upgrade to 10.2 if we are on Windows 2008 or 2008 SP2?

     

    We have servers on Win 2008 R2 Standard which we are planning to upgrade , so the upgrade dosent work?



  • 7.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-09-2017 07:53 AM

    Hi Phani.Devulapalli - We´ve published a product advisory that contains details about the problem uncovered with Spectrum 10.2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.  The advisory is posted under the Spectrum Upgrade section of the Community: here

     

    For Windows, you can install Spectrum 10.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit).

     

    Regards -



  • 8.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 03-09-2017 07:55 AM
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    Correct.  Please refer to the following advisory that was posted yesterday:

     

    https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/7/7832/7832_location-server_product-advisory-03082017.pdf

     

    Cheers

    Jay



  • 9.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-09-2017 04:52 PM

    Thank you, I have received the advisory email today morning . That clarifies 



  • 10.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-10-2017 03:00 AM

    So can I confirm that there is no intended fix for this ?

     

    One estate of some 15 servers is Win 2008 SP2 and at 10.1.2, we have a regular upgrade schedule to keep in line with PEN testing.

     

    So whilst we can not upgrade to 10.2 will this be the same for ANY further release of spectrum or will this be fixed in say 10.2.1 or even 10.3 etc ?

     

    For our future planning this is a very important question.



  • 11.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-13-2017 08:10 AM

    Hi meaja05 James_Dolan do you have an update on my question ?

     

    If no fix is there for Windows 2008 R2 then in effect then spectrum on these servers is EOL ?



  • 12.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-13-2017 08:18 AM

    Hello Ian - Platform support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 has been removed.  There will not be a "fix / patch" provided.  Official support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 is not planned for inclusion with future Spectrum releases.

     

    For Windows, you can install Spectrum 10.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit).

     

    If you have specific questions about planning for a Spectrum upgrade please contact CA Technical Support and we can have a more detailed discussion.

     

    Regards -



  • 13.  Re: Spectrum 10.2 on Win 2008std

    Posted 03-13-2017 08:37 AM

    thanks James, that is very clear.