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rbharani
31-Jul-2013, 20:31
Hi All,


We are in the process of upgrading SLES VM's to SLES 11.3 & we have different versions running on VM like SLES 10.3, SLES 11.1 & SLES 11.2 Our goal is to upgrade all the Legacy SLES 10,SLES 11.x box to SLES 11.3 OS, so that all the OSes are at the same RPM-level


We used SLES 11.3 ISO image for upgrading the test systems. Test systems include SLES 10.3,SLES11.1,SLES11.2. We followed Novell's suggested upgrade method i.e

SLES 10.3 > SLES 10.4 > SLES 11.3
SLES 11.1 > SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3
SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3

After upgrade we found the rpm levels were not same on all the OSes & it's different. Some system have advanced version than others which is inconsistent. Also SLES 11.3 has SLED rpm's in ISO image, which was installed along with upgrade

Could some body provide info on this... How to upgrade systems to SLES 11.3 so that all the OS rpms at the same level.

smflood
31-Jul-2013, 21:08
rbharani wrote:

> We are in the process of upgrading SLES VM's to SLES 11.3 & we have
> different versions running on VM like SLES 10.3, SLES 11.1 & SLES 11.2
> Our goal is to upgrade all the Legacy SLES 10,SLES 11.x box to SLES 11.3
> OS, so that all the OSes are at the same RPM-level
>
>
> We used SLES 11.3 ISO image for upgrading the test systems. Test
> systems include SLES 10.3,SLES11.1,SLES11.2. We followed Novell's
> suggested upgrade method i.e
>
> SLES 10.3 > SLES 10.4 > SLES 11.3
> SLES 11.1 > SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3
> SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3
>
> After upgrade we found the rpm levels were not same on all the OSes &
> it's different. Some system have advanced version than others which is
> inconsistent. Also SLES 11.3 has SLED rpm's in ISO image, which was
> installed along with upgrade
>
> Could some body provide info on this... How to upgrade systems to SLES
> 11.3 so that all the OS rpms at the same level.

Were all the servers installed with the same patterns?
Were they all installed using the same architecture (x86 or x86_64)?
Were they all fully patched before upgrading to next SP?

If the answer to any of these questions is no then that would explain some
differences but perhaps not all.

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

rbharani
01-Aug-2013, 00:04
[QUOTE=smflood;14859]rbharani wrote:

> We are in the process of upgrading SLES VM's to SLES 11.3 & we have
> different versions running on VM like SLES 10.3, SLES 11.1 & SLES 11.2
> Our goal is to upgrade all the Legacy SLES 10,SLES 11.x box to SLES 11.3
> OS, so that all the OSes are at the same RPM-level
>
>
> We used SLES 11.3 ISO image for upgrading the test systems. Test
> systems include SLES 10.3,SLES11.1,SLES11.2. We followed Novell's
> suggested upgrade method i.e
>
> SLES 10.3 > SLES 10.4 > SLES 11.3
> SLES 11.1 > SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3
> SLES 11.2 > SLES 11.3
>
> After upgrade we found the rpm levels were not same on all the OSes &
> it's different. Some system have advanced version than others which is
> inconsistent. Also SLES 11.3 has SLED rpm's in ISO image, which was
> installed along with upgrade
>
> Could some body provide info on this... How to upgrade systems to SLES
> 11.3 so that all the OS rpms at the same level.

Were all the servers installed with the same patterns?

Yes, All the test system were installed in same fashion i.e ( iso image to the vm, & OS upgrade performed by using 'upgrade the system' with default packages applicable to the system)


Were they all installed using the same architecture (x86 or x86_64)?

Yes, SLES 11.3 X86-64 ISO (DVD1) image used for all the upgrades...

Were they all fully patched before upgrading to next SP?
No, the system are not patched before OS upgrade. ( Do we need to patch the system?, since we are upgrading to the next SP which contains updates)

Thanks
Barani