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Planning Control Manager (TMCM) agent migration

    • Updated:
    • 30 Jan 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Control Manager 6.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
Summary
There are two ways to migrate agents to a Control Manager server:
  • Rapid upgrade
  • Phased upgrade
Details
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Rapid upgrade works using the approach presented in the table below
Original Server/AgentAction
Control Manager 5.0/5.5 with MCP agentsRegister MCP agents to the TMCM 6.0 server and then re-organize the Product Directory structure
Control Manager 5.0/5.5 with mixed agentsRegister MCP agents to the TMCM 6.0 server and then re-organize Product Directory structure
Trend Micro recommends rapid upgrade for migrating agents in a laboratory setting or in relatively small networks, preferably during test deployments. Refer to Testing Control Manager at one location on page 2-12 of Install Guide.
However, since you cannot stop the migration once it starts, this method works best for smaller deployments. The degree of difficulty increases with the size of the network.
Trend Micro recommends a phased upgrade for large, single-server Control Manager 5.0/5.5 networks. This is essential for multiple-server networks. This method offers a more structured approach to migrating your system, and follows these guidelines:
  • Start migration on systems with the least impact on the existing network, and then proceed to the systems with progressively greater impact.
  • Upgrade the old network in well-planned stages, rather than all at once.
    This will simplify any troubleshooting that may be required.
Phased upgrade involves the following steps:
  1. Install TMCM 6.0 on a server that does not have any previous TMCM version installed (preferably without any managed products).
  2. Run the AgentMigrateTool.exe on the TMCM 6.0 server.
Use the Control Manager agent installation together with the Agent Migration tool to plan the upgrade of agents on existing TMCM networks. The Agent Migration tool can generate a list of servers with TMCM agents. Doing so eliminates the need to manually select the agent servers.
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Category:
Configure; Upgrade; Migrate
Solution Id:
1096632
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