Sierra Servers upgrade

Project Description

The request was initiated by Adelle Lotter on 19 February 2018

There is a new version (3.3) of the integrated library system – Sierra – available which includes bug-fixes and enhancements on the current version we are running (3.1). According to the vendor we need to upgrade the OS of the servers before loading the new version – Cent OS 6/7 or Redhat 6/7 is required. It was recommended in ticket no 10189046 that the Library registers the request as a project for new VMs to be set up as an in-place upgrade may post more challenges (such as dependencies to be sorted out) than just a fresh install.

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1. Infrastructure Complete 0% Tasks 1 / 3

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Finalizing server requirements, setting up the new environment, establish timelines

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  • See system architects
  • Prepare new servers
  • Inform vendor of intention to upgrade/migrate - set date

2. Installation, migration, testing Complete 0% Tasks 0 / 4

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Finalizing Sierra user side for the migration, final backups of data for recovery purposes shutting users out of the system for migration.

Quick post-migration testing of administration module.

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  • Prepare system for migration (Library side)
  • Coordinate backups and downtime
  • Preliminary testing before switchover
  • Switchover to new servers

3. Testing and project closure Complete 0% Tasks 0 / 2

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Restoring all user access, fully testing functionality of various modules and closure.

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  • Thorough system testing (Library modules)
  • Feedback to vendor and project closure