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sanjayrajeevalochana
21-May-2013, 11:50
Hi,
I am looking for a procedure or whitepaper on how to upgrade SLES10sp3 32bit OS to SLES11SP2 64bit OS if the hardware supports 64bit operating system. Can this be performed? Please help me with the answer or direct me to any link.

Regards,
Sanjay

smflood
21-May-2013, 21:54
sanjayrajeevalochana wrote:

> I am looking for a procedure or whitepaper on how to upgrade SLES10sp3
> 32bit OS to SLES11SP2 64bit OS if the hardware supports 64bit operating
> system. Can this be performed? Please help me with the answer or direct
> me to any link.

I don't believe it's supported to upgrade 32-bit in-place to 64-bit
although it's not called out in the documentation @
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle10sp4-sle11sp2.html
but I'll ask SUSE.

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

sanjayrajeevalochana
24-May-2013, 07:39
Hi Simon,
Thankyou very much for your reply. Please let me know once you get the response from SUSE.

Regards,
Sanjay

smflood
24-May-2013, 14:13
On 24/05/2013 07:44, sanjayrajeevalochana wrote:

> Thankyou very much for your reply. Please let me know once you get the
> response from SUSE.

As I suspected, SUSE said that upgrading SLES (or SLED for that matter)
from a 32-bit version to 64-bit in-place is not supported. Migration to
a new server (or desktop for SLED) is the supported path.

The new server (or desktop) could be a physical or virtual machine.

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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sanjayrajeevalochana
30-May-2013, 06:19
Thanks a lot. Your reply helps to move forward in right direction.

Regards,
Sanjay