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Brian Fitzgerald_1
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PolyServe roadmap?

Does anyone know if there is a roadmap available for PolyServe?

I'm having a hard time keeping management onboard with Poly since there appears to be no movement on upgrades, etc.

And the infrastructure team is pushing vSphere quite successfully over Poly.
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Tom Nieman
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Re: PolyServe roadmap?

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 17, 2009

HP and IBRIX today announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire IBRIX, a leading provider of enterprise-class file serving software that includes data protection, high-availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and high-performance computing deployments.

Looks like HP will integrate their new jewel into the space Polyserve used to headline... IMHO
God Bless America
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Emil Velez
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Windows or Linux ?

The Linux product recently had a update with a few replication feature as well as supporting newer versions of Linux

The windows product had a revision of 3.6.2 that supported SQL 2008.

Please contact your HP representatives and discuss what you need.

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Tammy Lawson
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I got this note from our Polyserve implementer the other day. It mentions Polyserve 4.0, so I thought I'd share:

"Just a reminderâ ¦.the HotFix has been posted on the Web Site listed belowâ ¦..

PolyServe version 3.6.2 support SQL 2008 on Windows 2003 SP2 or R2â ¦.

Iâ ve also been told that PolyServe version 4.0 that can run on Windows 2008 (SP2 only, R2 not supported at this time) will be released mid-Marchâ ¦.this version WILL NOT support SQL 2000, only SQL 2005 and SQL 2008."

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Robert J. Horkay
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The roadmap for sql on polyserve looks like a dirt road...go vsphere. HP bought it for the storage peice, support on sql is spotty at best. Look and research on the web, you'll be lucky to find anything about sql and polyserve, do the same for vsphere and the results will speak for themselves. SQL on Polyserve is very small unique niche and HP is not good at niche.
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Emil Velez
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HP just released 4.0 for Polyserve for Windows that supports Windows 2008 Server
and SQL 2005/and 2008

Version 3.6.2 already supported SQL 2008

Manuals for 4.0 are finally out at http://www.hp.com/go/polyserve and select Support and Documents.
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Rebus
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Yeah, so i just read i think most of the documentation for Verson 4.0 release and i am not impressed. It supports win2008, but not win2003? how am i supposed to upgrade my cluster. I am running 3.6.1 and it does not support win2008. 3.6.1 and 4.0 cannot coexist in the same cluster. Do i have to take down and replace my entire cluster? What a joke! Not much planning went in that one it seems. I am pretty upset, looks like i'm stuck with Win2003/3.6.1 till I ditch this whole thing and switch over to VMWare.
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Emil Velez
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There is extensive documentation on how to do a upgrade.

Download the 4.0 docs

www.hp.com/go/polyserve

select support on the right and it should get you to the 4.0 documentation.
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Rebus
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With all due, respect, Emil, did you read my posting? I said that i read all of the documentation and see no safe and viable update path.
My roadmap is to update to 3.6.2 so i can run SQL2008 and phase this thing out completely by mid 2013 when win2003 support ends, switching entirely to VMWare.
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Emil Velez
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You must not have read the upgrade guide.

After you upgrade to 3.6.2 to upgrade to 4.0

1. Take the sysetm with the highest IP
2. backup the polyserve configuration
3. Install the new OS
4. install 4.0 on the new node
5. export configuration to new node

Therefore you have 4.0 on the new node and 3.6.2 on the other nodes.

Repeat for next highest IP address.

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Brigitte A. Colbert
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I researched this & contacted professional services. The only 'upgrade' they have done is new installs. 3.6.2 & 4.0 cannot share the same set of disks, so yes, you have a new 4.0 server, but it can't access the old disks until all servers have been upgraded. I Would be very curious to see if anyone has unpresented PSFS LUNs from a Win2003 OS & represent to a Win2008 server. We just did a hardware refresh & decided to stay with Win2003 & 3.6.2, since the 'upgrade' to 4.0 is really a nuke & pave (and hopefully doesn't nuke your data). I am a big PolyServe proponent at our firm, but this 'upgrade' path is realistic.
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BlackHawkEH!
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Our Client wants to move to SQL 2008. We are on PolyServe 3.6.1.

Any one have any 3.6.1 -> 3.6.2 stories to share? And the subsequent 2005 -> 2008 upgrade?

How about PolyServe 4.0 - doesn't look like it is an easy upgrade for a cluster :(
Binary: easy as 1, 10, 11
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Brian Fitzgerald_1
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Well, Folks...

Looks like we have the final answer from HP. Version 4.1 for Windows just came out with the following in the release notes:

Please be aware though that this is the final
release of the product and there will not be any more feature enhancements in the
product going forward.

RIP PolyServe
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fishmn
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I've been looking through the 4.1 notes and guides and can't find anything supporting what you're saying. Where in the release does it say this is the final release?
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Allan Harris
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I also read the same version of the release notes as Brian Fitzgerald. After a day or so, this set of notes and the accompanying .isos were removed from the Software Update Manager for my profile. I have our sales reps looking into this; one of them thinks the isos were pulled due to a software issue, but nobody seems to be able to answer the question about the product lifecycle.

If anyone gets any info regarding whether PS for SQL is dead in 2013, please share.

Regards,
Allan
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