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How to Upgrade a Secondary Management Server from Operations Manager 2007 R2

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

This procedure demonstrates how to upgrade a System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 secondary management server to System Center 2012 – Operations Manager in a distributed environment. To learn more about each upgrade path and the order in which to perform each upgrade task, see the Upgrade Path Checklists for Operations Manager.

Before you follow any of these procedures, make sure that you verify that the servers in your Operations Manager 2007 R2 management group meet the minimum supported configurations for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. This will help you determine whether you need to add any new servers to your management group before you upgrade. For more information, see Supported Configurations for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.

To upgrade a secondary management server

  1. Log on to the secondary management server with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for your Operations Manager 2007 R2 management group and a local administrator on the computer.

  2. From the System Center 2012 – Operations Manager media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install. The Getting Started page displays information about which features will be upgraded.

    If a web console exists on the secondary management server, it will be removed instead of upgraded. You have to re-install the web console after you upgrade the management group. For more information, see How to Install the Operations Manager Web Console. To minimize downtime, you can install the Operations Manager 2007 R2 web console on a stand-alone server.

  3. On the Getting Started, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager Upgrade page, click Next to proceed with the upgrade.

  4. On the Getting Started, Select installation location page, accept the default value of C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager, or type in a new location, or browse to one. Then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and address any warnings or errors that the Prerequisites checker returns, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again to recheck the system.

  6. If the Prerequisites checker does not return any warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Configure Operations Manager accounts page, we recommend that you use the Domain Account option for the System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access service accounts.

    Enter the credentials for a domain account, and then click Next.

  8. Review the options on the Configuration, Ready To Upgrade page, and then click Upgrade. The upgrade proceeds and displays the upgrade progress.

  9. When the upgrade is finished, the Upgrade complete page appears. Click Close.

Upgrading a secondary management server is just one phase of the distributed upgrade process. Upgrade is not completed until you have upgraded all of the other features in your management group, and have run upgrade on the management group itself. The next step is to upgrade any gateways.

To upgrade a secondary management server by using the Command Prompt window

  1. Log on to the secondary management server with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for your Operations Manager 2007 R2 management group and a local administrator on the computer.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window by using the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Change the path to where the System Center 2012 – Operations Manager setup.exe file is located, and run the following command.

    The following commands assume that you specified the Local System account for the Data Access service (/UseLocalSystemDASAccount). To specify a domain\user name for these accounts, you must provide the following parameters instead.

    /DASAccountUser: <domain\username> /DASAccountPassword: <password>

    setup.exe /silent /upgrade 

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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