Before you begin migrating data from ZENworks Asset Management 7.5 to ZENworks 11 SP2 Asset Management, consider the following:
If you also have ZENworks 7 Desktop Management installed on your ZENworks Asset Management 7.5 workstations, see Section A.0, Migrating Both ZENworks 7 Desktop Management and ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management to ensure that you migrate the two products in the correct order.
You should back up both source and destination databases.
Turn off the inventory process on ZENworks Asset Management 7.5 before you run the migration utility.
If you have migrated inventory data with a previous version of the migration utility, you must use that same version to migrate the asset management data.
The version of the migration utility that you use must match the ZENworks Management Zone version. The migration utility will not connect to a zone that does not match its version number.
You can only migrate objects once.
Network devices are not migrated.
You need to migrate inventory data before asset management data. If you want to do a staged migration, do not migrate asset management data until all staging is complete. For more information about staging, see Staging a Migration.
Not all custom reports are migrated. For a list of custom reports that are not migrated, see Section 1.6.7, Migrating Custom Reports.
When migrating to a SQL server, note the following file size recommendations:
The destination data file should be at least 1.1 times the size of the source data file.
The destination log file should be at least 1.2 times the size of the source data file.
If you are migrating data installation that already contains some of the same asset management data, you might see migration errors or fail in the migration process. See ZENworks Objects and Their Uniqueness for more information.
For better migration performance, it is strongly recommended that you purge the ZENworks Asset Management 7.5 database before you begin. For details, see Section 1.6.8, Migration Performance Guidelines.