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HP Server Migration Pack Universal Edition 3.00 (P2P / SMP) - How to Troubleshoot Issues with Physical To ProLiant Migrations

ISSUE:

While trying to migrate from a DL 320 G1 running Windows 2003 SP1 to a DL 360 G4, the application gets stuck in the verification of the usm tables. This happens after the process is complete and the application checks the data.

SOLUTION:

P2P-SMP Universal 3.0 = Is NOT supported with the destination server: DL360G4.

P2P 1.40 = IS supported with the DL360G4 (Note: P2P 1.40 is now retired)

To resolve the issue on the Source Server (DL320G1, Operating System: Windows 2003 – SP1) perform the following steps:
  1. Make sure that the source server is as healthy as possible by performing the following steps:

    1. Update all hardware firmware & BIOS to the latest versions.

    2. Update Windows with latest patches.

    3. Check Event logs for any errors and if errors exist then try to correct them before the migration.

    4. Schedule a CHKDSK to fix any errors in the OS.

    5. Defrag the hard drive completely.

    6. Is this server a Stand Alone, Member, or Domain Controller?

    7. Is the OS the Standard or Enterprise Edition?

    8. Install the latest PSP 7.9x and check for any hardware issues.

    9. Get an ADU report to check the status of the hard disk drives.

    10. If this source server is using NIC teaming, then dissolve the team and Configure only NIC1 and then disable all other NICs.

    11. Get a list of all Software installed on this server.

    12. Disable any personal Firewalls, Anti-Virus, AntiSpam, etc.. that run in the background before beginning the migration.

    13. Run Diagnostics on the server from the SmartStart CD.

  2. Destination Server: DL360G4

    1. Update all hardware firmware & BIOS to the latest.

    2. Run the System Erase (Erase NVRAM & Boot disks) after all firmware is up to date.
      F9-Advanced Options

    3. Check for any 3rd party hardware: Memory, PCI cards, etc.. And Remove them.

    4. Remove any HP PCI cards that do not need to be present for the migration.

    5. Disable All NIC ports except for NIC1, this is temporary for the migration. Once the OS is installed and working fine, then more NIC ports can be enabled and used.

    6. Optional: Manually install W2003 to verify that the server is working properly. A system erase will remove the OS before the actual migration.

    7. Run diagnostics on the server from the SmartStart CD.

    NOTE: If the source server is a 3rd party server, then check with the manufacturer on how to perform the equivalent above maintenance to assure the server is healthy.
  3. Application Server: Any Server or Workstation with the minimum requirements listed in the following "Application Server Requirements" section.
    What model server is the Application Server?
    What are the Operating System and Service Pack Versions?

    1. Follow all the previous steps for the Source Server (A thru M) on this server. This will ensure it is healthy and working properly.

Application Server Requirements:

The application station is the computer from which SMP is set up and Universal migrations are performed.

The SMP Universal application supports any application station with one of the following 32-bit operating systems:


Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Standard Edition Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2

The application station also requires that the following components be installed:


Microsoft iSCSI Initiator 2.03, 2.04, or 2.05, which you can download and install from
http://www.microsoft.com
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
The SMP Universal application installed on an NTFS partition
Available memory of at least 256 MB
Screen resolution of at least 1024x768
Available disk space of at least 220 MB

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