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Migrating CA Automation Point to a new server

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Article ID: 133922

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Products

Automation Point OPS/MVS Event Management & Automation

Issue/Introduction

The CA Automation Point is installed at Windows 2008 server, or any other older release, and the planning is to migrate the server to 2016. 

As part of it, details for installing CA Automation Point at new server are needed.
Also help in configuring the existing setup like rules and Lpar setup in CA Automation Point.

Cause

Older Windows releases are going out of service, or older hardware is replaced.

Environment

Release : 11.5 and higher

Component : CA Automation Point

Resolution

First it's needed to install CA AP on the new server. 

The best is to use the CA AP rel 11.6 0000 version... 

Install this version on the new Windows server.. 

 If using CA AP Notification Server, it is also needed to install MS SQL Server...
 When this is done, move or copy your customization data from the old CA AP server to the new CA AP server.. 


 There are 3 areas that need to be moved... 

-  1. the CA AP Site directory and 

-  2. the CA AP NM information, which is in the MS SQL database, when used. 

-  3. the CCI settings, if the CA OPS/MVS MSF interface is used.


The first 2 actions can be done via CA AP Configuration Manager. 

The 3th action (cci) needs to be copied manually (CCIRMTD.RC file).. 

Advised is to make a backup of the CA AP Site directory (point 1) by starting the CA AP Configuration Manager and choosing the menu bar option File, Manage Site Files. 

In this option it's possible to Export the Site directory and then move it to the new CA AP server and Import it there into the new environment.. 

 For the CA AP NM information, it's also needed to be in the CA AP Configuration Manager application and then select the Expert Interface, Notification Services, Notification Manager. 

Here is the option NM Database Backup and Restore. This is to create a backup and move it to the new CA AP Server were it can be Imported into the new environment too..