jdespres
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We just upgraded

We just upgraded one of our Avamar Grids....

From 6.0.2-156  -- to --> 6.1.1-87

We would like to upgrade all of our 400+ w2k8 clients now.......

Having to visit each client is going to be a pain in the arse.........

I see within the EM we can possibly push out the upgrades.  Can this be done?

Thanks...

Joe Despres

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fdxpilot
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Re: We just upgraded

You should be able to push the upgrade to most clients via Avamar Enterprise Manager (https://GridFQDN/em/) as long as the installed version of the Avamar client is at least 6.0.  Note this is not supported for Microsoft Windows Cluster (MSCS) clients.  Test a few clients before pushing the update out to all clients.  Most of the clients should update successfully via this process however there always seems to be a few which don't cooperate.  See chapter 20 "Avamar Client Manager" (p. 491) of the Avamar Administration Guide available from support.emc.com.

Re: We just upgraded

Hi, Joe....aren't you guys facing issue with the upgraded version (6.1.1-87). I heard it has issues like hfscheck failing, multiple backups also failing plus issues with vmware image based restoration.

Please let me know if these things persists in your environment.

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ionthegeek
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Re: We just upgraded

Version 6.1.1-87 is currently the most widely deployed version of the Avamar software, at least on the server side. I work quite closely with the support team and I have not heard of an increase in SR volume for the issues you've mentioned.

fdxpilot
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Re: We just upgraded

I agree with ianderson.  We have discovered our fair share (and then some) of Avamar issues but I don't think there are meaningful advantages to not upgrading.  I would upgrade if any of the new features or fixes would be of use in your environment.

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Okay, that gives me some confidence in going ahead with the upgrade. I have got close to 20 grids and did not want to take chance. I will discuss about this with my team.

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jdespres
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Re: We just upgraded

Well......Found out how to upgrade the clients!

Downloaded the Client installers files and put them in the repo dir....

then logged into the EM then klicked on upgrade...

Now I need the installers file for the previous version!

Thanks...

Joe Despres

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