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Upgrade to NetAct

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Information for installation engineers

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Contents
Introduction
Prerequisites
References

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Introduction

The purpose of this slideset is to provide an overview on the NetAct 15 upgrade.

The target audience are installation engineers and project managers.

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Prerequisites
There is NO direct commis sioning of NetAct 15.

The required NetAct so ftwa re level fo r upgrading to NetAct 15 is o ne o f the fo llo wing:
N etAct 8 EP1 P 8
etAct 8 MP 4
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N etAct 15 PT1
N etAct 15 PT3
See the s lide number 6 fo r the suppo rted pa ths .
NetAct 15 wa s fo rmerly known a s NetAct 8 EP 2. Yo u ma y still see the o ld na me in so me interna l do cumenta tio n, but it should be avo ided.

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Prerequisites
There are two methods for doing the upgrade to NetAct 15:
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The standard DCA upgrade that requires downtime

2.
The so-called UwC (Upgrade with Cloning) that is a sellable feature. UwC is a way to achieve Near-Zero DownTime, or NZDT. However, UwC requires additional server HW and storage space to be available.
NetAct SW Release Upgrade License Key:
The NetAct 15 SW Release Upgrade License Key MUST be imported to the NetAct 8 EP1 system before the upgrade. Otherwise all licensed NetAct features will stop working after the upgrade.
The feature item is this:
Area
Feature Code
Feature Name
NetAct Platform 0000005442
NetAct 15 Level SW

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NetAct 15 upgrade paths: Maintenance Packages and PT


deliveries

NetAct 8 MP2

NetAct 8 MP4

NetAct 8 EP1 EFP1

NetAct 15 PT3

Committed upgrade
Planned upgrade

NetAct 15 PT1

NetAct EP1 P8

Please
N8EP1
N8EP1
N8EP1

NetAct 15 P8

NetAct 15.2 P8

note that the MP packages always contain the previous in the cumulative fashion:
MP2 (= cumulative MP1 + MP2) MP3MP4
MP3 (= cumulative MP1 + MP2 + MP3) MP4
MP4 (= cumulative MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4)

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NetAct 15.5

Upgrade workflow:

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Setting up a new ViiS


Software copy
Installing NetAct software
Manual tasks

VM
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NetAct
SW Repositories

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DCA

Upgrade NetAct

vCenter

VM VM
VM VM
VM

System ready

Automatic task
VSE

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Hypervisor

Mostly automatic task


Manual task

References
NetAct 15 Upgrade Paths:
https://sharenet-ims.inside.nsn.com/Open/D522622488
All NetAct 15 installation documents:
https://sharenet-ims.inside.nsn.com/Open/516641440
NetAct 15 Installation Prerequisites:
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etAct 15 Upgrade Instructions:
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NetAct 8 & 15 Installation & Upgrade sub-community in Share Inside:
https://share.inside.nsn.com/community/technology_clusters/management_products_transport_management/netact8/installation_upgrade

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