Hello all, I'll probably end up opening a support ticket on this, but wanted to get community feedback as well. We are preparing to do a side-by-side migration from LDMS 9.6 SP1 to 2016/10.0. I really like the document at How to do an EPM (Formerly LDMS) Side by Side Migration Process (All Versions) for a high level plan, but still have a few concerns.
Questions to be resolved
Where do the packages live? We know the installation files for packages are in the file share, which can be copied from old server to new. But does the package configuration, etc. live in the database (and would thus be migrated with that) or in some other Landesk file that is (or could be) migrated?
Do we need a migration server (as suggested by this post: Re: Best practice for migrating data in a side-by-side upgrade) to move packages/queries/etc?
If clients on a subnet are partially migrated can an old client act as a peer to a new client and vice-versa?
Will the new core require an additional addresses and external IP(s) for the Cloud Services Appliance?
What sorts of configuration (especially around patch) will migrate, and which will have to be recreated?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, and would especially welcome comments of people who have already upgraded, if they've collected any lessons learned!