If you need historic data from your current env. then you dont have much choice - you have to upgrade. If you are willing to drop the data and to reconfigure your BSM then a fresh installation is better, mainly since there were so many changes between BAC7 and BAC8 as well BAC8 and BSM9. A fresh installation will allow you to implement you monitoring and align it with BSM9 concepts.
I think upgrade is the only option in this case if you want to retain all your BAC 7.5 data.
Also, if this is a live environment with users looking into your reports you have to go for staging update(separate sets of servers and database) and the BPMs to be redirected to new environment after complete migration.
Thanks Asaf and paragC. yes i understand that upgrade is the option to use current historical data.
ParagC:- Yes you are correct. this is live BAC 7.5 and users looking into reports. You asked me to create new BSM 9.2 setup with and connect to new database. Now how can i use historical database by redircting BPM to new BSM? I will not run upgrade utility, if i create new BSM 9.2 with new databases. Please provide more information about same. Current BAC is with 32 bit OS and i will create BSM set up with new 64 bit OS.
Thanks to All. I will go ahead with fresh installation as all of you suggested and same i thought. One quick question:
BSM 9.2 is not supported on below platform as per hp_man_BSM_920_SysReqs_SupportMatrixes_pdf. But BSM 9.1 support below also. is this correct?
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 or later (64 bit) ➤ Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2 or later (64 bit) ➤ Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, including all service packs (64 bit) ➤ Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, including all service packs (64 bit)
We are thinking to have latest version of BSM. please let me know?
You can go for fresh install in a new setup, however it depends how many profiles, alerts etc. you need to recreate in the new setup. If that is a huge number and I would still recommend for a staging upgrade so that you will still have the same framework in the new setup, only you have to redirect the BPMs to the new setup.
Regrading upgrading the database in staging if you go through the upgrade steps that will explain this. You have to have a copy of BAc7.5 database as the satging DB and use upgrade wizard from staging GW and DP to upgrade the DB to BSM 9.2 version.
Yes the upgrade can take some time, but as long as the users continue to use the old set up while you are upgrading there won't be any monitoring blackout. Only after complete upgrade when you switchover the BPMs to the new setup you can advise the users to use the new setup.
I am confused about RTSM. I am preparing BSM 9.2 setup with four server (two servers for both GW/DPS). can BSM works without RTSM? RTSM needs to be installed in other server or in any BSM server? RTSM software is available seperately. or this is UCMDB.... put more pic on it.
I do understand that BSM 9.2 has no concept of external ucmdb.