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  • Hi,

    I have a ConfigMgr 2007 environment with a Central, a primary and couple of secondary sites, which I have to migrate to 2012 hierarchy with one primary and couple DPs. I am planning to test the migration in my personal lab before I do anything in production. The OS and SQL versions for ConfigMgr 2007 servers are Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 R2 respectively. and the proposed OS and SQL versions for ConfigMgr 2012 are Windows 2012 and SQL 2012.

    My concern here is that the resources which I have in my personal lab are very limited. So in order to test the migration can I use Windows 2003 and SQL 2005 for configmgr 2007 hierarchy and Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 for ConfigMgr 2012 in the lab environment? would I be able to simulate the migration? or does the OS and SQL versions matter really?

    Thanks,
    Peer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:29 AM

Answers

  • As long as they are supported, the OS and SQL versions aren't really a factor in the migration. Is there a reason you wouldn't just use eval versions though to match the production destination systems?

    Also, I would most definitely use the latest versions of all products available. Specifically, this means ConfigMgr 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU7 (SQL Server 2012 R2 was just recently released but not officially supported and may have issues).


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by Gerry HampsonMVP Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Peer K Monday, April 21, 2014 10:39 AM
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:10 PM

All replies

  • As long as they are supported, the OS and SQL versions aren't really a factor in the migration. Is there a reason you wouldn't just use eval versions though to match the production destination systems?

    Also, I would most definitely use the latest versions of all products available. Specifically, this means ConfigMgr 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU7 (SQL Server 2012 R2 was just recently released but not officially supported and may have issues).


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by Gerry HampsonMVP Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Peer K Monday, April 21, 2014 10:39 AM
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:10 PM
  • Thanks Jason.

    yeah. My lab hardware is a humble one. Any way I'll try to use nearest possible software configurations to the prod in lab. but I am happy to hear that OS and SQL versions aren't a factor in migration.

    cheers,
    peer.

    Monday, April 21, 2014 10:38 AM