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6.x to 8.x config generator needed to create lab/dev environment

I’m trying to spin up a 8.x lab but I’m stuck in the migration phase. jhoward mentioned in his presentation at Atmosphere that a tool that would allow you to generate an 8.x config from a 6.x config would be available soon. The migration tool doesn’t seem to allow for this and since I’m not ready to migrate without testing on a lab environment and I’ve already upgraded to 8.1.0.1 which blew away the old config on my lab controller anyways my only option seems to be recreate the config by hand. We have a pretty hefty config that will take considerable time if I have to go that route. Basically I need to generate the config from production without migrating so I can use on the lab / devolpment environment. Hopefully the tool is available through partners or the support site soon if not already. Any info anyone can share on the tool and when it will become available would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Chris

Re: 6.x to 8.x config generator needed to create lab/dev environment

That is currently being worked on with a planned release for AOS 8.2 (sorry, it's taking a lot longer to develop). So right now it would be more or less a manual re-build unless you can dig up a spare local controller. If you can, and you are plannong on using an MM, you could hang the spare local off your existing master, stand up your MM, then migrate the local using the master (but not actually migrating the master itself), so that you would have an MM and MD migrated from your existing deployment with no downtime. 

 

The catch is you need the VMM and a spare local.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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Re: 6.x to 8.x config generator needed to create lab/dev environment

Thanks Jerrod thats go to know. Now my question would be is there an ETA 8.2?

Re: 6.x to 8.x config generator needed to create lab/dev environment

End of Aug is the target to the best of my knowledge, but not firm date yet. I will start testing the 8.2 tool later this week (am waiting on an updated build). 

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Occasional Contributor I

Re: 6.x to 8.x config generator needed to create lab/dev environment

Thanks for all the info! If you're looking for volunteers to test the new build of the tool I'd be happy to help : )

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