Migrating the HP Systems Insight Manager 6.x database
We run to monitoring systems where I work, the first is HP SIM and the second is Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. Currently, they and their databases all reside on a single rather battered server, “MONITOR1”.
I’ve installed a new SQL Server 2008 server “SQL1” on Windows Server 2008 to take some of the load, and take advantage of the 64-bit OS and SQL installation.
Both servers are part of the domain “DOMAIN”
The process goes something like this:
- Add the user that SIM runs as to the SQL server logins. For me that’s “DOMAIN\Insight.Manager”
- Create a new database on SQL1 with exactly the same name as the MONITOR1 database for SIM. Since my 6.x install is an upgraded 5.x install, the database is called “Insight_v50_0_16732390”.
- Add the SIM user account to the new database with DBO permissions.
- Stop the HP SIM service on MONITOR1
- Right click “Insight_v50_0_16732390” on MONITOR1 and Export. Export all the tables to SQL1…and wait a long time for the data to transfer.
- While you’re waiting, you can edit the following files (c:\Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\Config) - database.props and database.admin. Change any references for MONITOR1 to SQL1.
- Once it’s completed, stop the SQL server on MONITOR1 and start the HP SIM services again - fire up the SIM homepage to check everything is running OK.
- If it all checks out, remove the old database and if it’s no longer needed, uninstall the SQL server too.