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Merge two separate SCCM 2012 environment into one RRS feed

  • Question

  • Due to new acquisition, we need to merge two separate SCCM 2012 environment into one.

    How can we achieve that and what are all the prerequisite?

    One environment has SCCM 2012 R2 - It has 1 CAS and 3 Primary site servers

    &

    another one has SCCM 2012 SP1(this will be uplifted to R2 within one month) - It has 1 CAS and 4 Primary site servers

    Is this possible to merge?


    • Edited by Mahe babu Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:48 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:45 AM

Answers

  • I would export/import the needed object (packages, application, TS) from one site.

    I would remove the boundary from the SP1 site and add them to R2

    I would redirect and update the client from the SP1 and redirect them to R2.

    I would shutdown the SP1 site.

    It's a rough plan... But mainly reassign your clients and you'll be fine.

    Edit : You add the CAS information afterward... do you need to keep the CAS ? How many clients will you be managing ?


    Benoit Lecours | Blog: System Center Dudes


    • Edited by Benoit LecoursMVP Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:53 AM more information by OP
    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Friday, May 22, 2015 9:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:30 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:51 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use the builtin Migration feature as well to migrate Packages, Task Sequence et.c. from one SCCM 2012 sp1 or later site to another. Could be  an option aswell depending on namning conventions and the amoun of objects.

    Regards,

    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Friday, May 22, 2015 9:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:30 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:18 PM

All replies

  • I would export/import the needed object (packages, application, TS) from one site.

    I would remove the boundary from the SP1 site and add them to R2

    I would redirect and update the client from the SP1 and redirect them to R2.

    I would shutdown the SP1 site.

    It's a rough plan... But mainly reassign your clients and you'll be fine.

    Edit : You add the CAS information afterward... do you need to keep the CAS ? How many clients will you be managing ?


    Benoit Lecours | Blog: System Center Dudes


    • Edited by Benoit LecoursMVP Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:53 AM more information by OP
    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Friday, May 22, 2015 9:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:30 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:51 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use the builtin Migration feature as well to migrate Packages, Task Sequence et.c. from one SCCM 2012 sp1 or later site to another. Could be  an option aswell depending on namning conventions and the amoun of objects.

    Regards,

    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Friday, May 22, 2015 9:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:30 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:18 PM
  • What is to total number of clients after the merge is completed?

    Ronni Pedersen | Microsoft MVP - ConfigMgr | Blogs: www.ronnipedersen.com/ and www.SCUG.dk/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:53 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    We haven't started the merger yet.

    R2 environment has ~60,000 machines and SP1 environment has ~10,000 machines.

    Can I use inbuilt SCCM migration tool to merge 2 different environment (especially 2 different CAS)

    I thought that it would be used only to migrate from SCCM 2007 to 2012.

    Monday, May 25, 2015 5:12 PM
  • A single primary site scales to 150.000 clients. If scale is the primary reason for having a CAS and multiple primary site servers, I would highly recommend to merge everything into a new standalone primary site.

    Ronni Pedersen | Microsoft MVP - ConfigMgr | Blogs: www.ronnipedersen.com/ and www.SCUG.dk/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen

    Monday, May 25, 2015 5:18 PM