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On-Premise to AWS Migration


 
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vrupatel
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:29 am 
Post subject: On-Premise to AWS Migration

Hi All,

We will be migrating our entire BO 4.2 SP4 from On-Premise to AWS cloud infrastructure. Apart from this our on-premise is on Windows 2008 server, but AWS will be having Windows 2012 server. This is what we will be doing on a very high level.

Could you advise if we are missing here anything or need to add/remove any step here?

High-Level steps to Migrate:

1) Setup & configure Windows Server 2012 on AWS
2) Install SAP BO 4.2 SP4 in AWS on top on Windows Server 2012
3) Create an empty database in AWS
4) Using CCM tool copy over the contents from on-premise CMS to new DB on AWS
5) Test BO CMS connectivity to new AWS database
6) Using BIAR file backup of on-premise move all unx/reports/users etc to AWS
7) If we are implementing Step 6, then I guess we need not manually copy over the FRS - right?

As new environment on AWS will be clustered environment, what precautions we would need to take?

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Vrushank Patel
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:32 pm 
Post subject: Re: On-Premise to AWS Migration

Depends on the number of reports/objects you have. A BIAR file can only handle so much content. So, why not copy your FRS to s3 and just point to it? The I/O would be about the same as using BIAR files and less complicated.

Don't forget to update the Repository like you would when creating a mirror.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:44 am 
Post subject: Re: On-Premise to AWS Migration

It was three years ago that I did this, but I had to get the standard build on the company's AWS VMs changed for port opening and something on the firewall settings. Sorry can't remember the details

You might want to check with your Network Security and Infrastructure people

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 am 
Post subject: Re: On-Premise to AWS Migration

I`ve done this in AWS and Azure now (multi nodes etc). It all seemed to happen pretty smoothly, the only real issues I found are related to firewalls between nodes and also on-prem client tools.

Are you using a normally installed database (or SQL Anywhere) or using an RDS instance (not attempted that yet!) for the CMS\Audit DB?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:36 am 
Post subject: Re: On-Premise to AWS Migration

Thanks pcgeekus, nwdb, ABILtd for your inputs.

At this point not sure about the repo DB, but I guess its going to be MS SQL server 2012 on AWS as compared to Ms SQL Server 2008 on-premise. Came to know today only, in that case I still don't see any risk in copying over repository contents via CCM or both source & target repo DB need to be same?
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