Just about to build a new SIMS server ready for a migration from W2K3/SQL2008 in early July 2013.
Just wondering what versions I should build the server given current support levels from Capita....
A) Windows 2008R2 with SQL 2008
B) Windows 2008R2 with SQL 2012
C) Windows 2012 with SQL 2008 (and then update at a later date to SQL 2012)
D) Windows 2012 with SQL 2012
I would like to go with Option D but is Option C safer until the Summer 2013 update and 47 hotfix patches are released first?
If you go option A or C dont use SQL 2008 use SQL 2008 R2
Thanks for the advice. It confirms what I suspected, start with option C and upgrade SQL over Christmas :-)
So why not do it all 2012 in the first place and save the hassle? (we're testing this currently on server 2012 and SQL 2012.). Can't see the issue as Summer release supports both, including Discover and Solus 3.6, especially if on a new server.
they do in the summer release (this time next month)... so what's the issue?
Delay the migration until the summer itself, give capita enough time to fix what will certainly be one or three broken releases and do it all in one go without doing it again at Christmas.
I'm going with Option D as soon as the Summer release has been released.
Normally I would agree with you all and go for option D, but I have a very small upgrade window available right on the projected date of the Summer release so will air on the side of caution just this once, install with Option C and install SQL2012 either October half term or Christmas.
Thanks for all the replies
We've gone for Windows 2012 and SQL 2008 R2 for now since SLG and discover won't work on SQL 2012 until September according to the migration team, and means I can save getting the SQL 2012 licence until next FY.
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