Upgrade from SLES10 SP3 32bit to SLES11SP2 64bit

Hi,
I am looking for a procedure or whitepaper on how to upgrade SLES10sp3 32bit OS to SLES11SP2 64bit OS if the hardware supports 64bit operating system. Can this be performed? Please help me with the answer or direct me to any link.

Regards,
Sanjay

sanjayrajeevalochana wrote:
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I am looking for a procedure or whitepaper on how to upgrade SLES10sp3
32bit OS to SLES11SP2 64bit OS if the hardware supports 64bit operating
system. Can this be performed? Please help me with the answer or direct
me to any link.[/color]

I don’t believe it’s supported to upgrade 32-bit in-place to 64-bit
although it’s not called out in the documentation @
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle10sp4-sle11sp2.html
but I’ll ask SUSE.

HTH.

Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

Hi Simon,
Thankyou very much for your reply. Please let me know once you get the response from SUSE.

Regards,
Sanjay

On 24/05/2013 07:44, sanjayrajeevalochana wrote:
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Thankyou very much for your reply. Please let me know once you get the
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As I suspected, SUSE said that upgrading SLES (or SLED for that matter)
from a 32-bit version to 64-bit in-place is not supported. Migration to
a new server (or desktop for SLED) is the supported path.

The new server (or desktop) could be a physical or virtual machine.

HTH.

Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner


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Thanks a lot. Your reply helps to move forward in right direction.

Regards,
Sanjay