One of my VM HP Network Automation (HPNA) Core [with remote Oracle 11G database on the another VM] on version 7.06.02 and for a while, I have use turn on that VM. Back in July, I have a thought of upgrade HP Network Automation (HPNA) Core from 7.60.02 straight to 9.10.01 version.
As I was busy with the family and travels and HP Server Automation (HPSA) tests/upgrade, hence I don't have a chance to play around my old thought of upgrade my VM HP Network Automation (HPNA) Core from 7.60.02 straight to 9.10.01 version. Yesterday, I have few hrs, I start on that idea. It went very well.
Here are the step by step process that makes everything possible for my testing experiment:
1] Take snapshot of both HP Network Automation (HPNA) 7.60.02 core VM and remote DB Oracle VM.
2] Take copy of /opt/NA folder.
3] Upgrade core with the 9.10 upgrade media image. [The upgrade process takes more 4 hrs depend on the DB size.]
4] Patch with 9.10.01 media.
After installing, I tested couple of important and core HPNA functions, it worked as expected. :). The HP Network Automation (HPNA) GUI and application performance are very easy and good compare with the older versions. Nothing much to complaint or log a case with HP Support.
So far, I have upgrade and did all the installation operations, with HPNA 9.10.01 on a multiple standalone cores [with or without HP Network Automation (HPNA) satellite] and in a multi-master mesh about 4 times. No failures or issues occurred, everything smooth.
The HPNA 9.10.01 doesn't have any new SR (service requests) Enhancement and hence right now, I am testing the performance, new GUI .
Attached is the snapshot of HP Network Automation (HPNA) older and newer versions. ;)
If you have questions on this release or installation issues, please feel free to contact me. Good Luck.