We will need to migrate our BigFix servers to new VMs in the next few months as Microsoft will end support of Server 2008/2008R2 in January 2020. I’m checking in to see if anyone has suggestions on the best way to do this for our environment.
All BigFix servers are VMs running Windows Server (running on VMware).
1 x Root Server
1 x DB Server (when we initially set up the system 5+ years ago, BigFix recommended a separate DB server if we were going to use VMs) - DB is MS SQL.
5 x relay servers (only 1 relay is physically outside of our network; the others were created to remove work from the Root Server)
Approximately 4000 endpoints, Windows and macOS
The Root, DB and 2 of the relays are running 2008 R2. The remaining relays are running 2012 R2. Based on that, I would lean towards replacing all of them with 2016 or 2019.
As we’re running 9.5.13, I’m guessing we could technically get rid of a couple of relays.
The only real documentation I found on IBM’s site basically said this is really complicated and open a ticket. I’m not even sure how to do that now that the product has moved to HCL.
Any advice / recommendations?