Today is the launch day for Sametime 9 which means the gold code should be available to download and install. Usually on gold release day I see a rush on blogs and twitter to download the software get it installed and start talking about it which always makes me feel under pressure. Added to that is that i’m currently at the airport heading to Florida to do some presentations on Connections Content Management, Quickr migration and Filenet so the chances of me getting a) time and b) decent enough internet to download 15+GB of files is slim.
Once I do get everything downloaded this is the plan
1. Build a new VM with DB2 10 and the System Console on Windows 2008 (because I find DB2 management on Windows easier but that’s just me and it’s changed since we no longer have a control center
2. Build a second VM to install Meetings, ST Advanced code, ST Proxy on RedHat
3. Build a third VM to install the Media components including the new Video Managers
That should take 2 days from starting download to completing install if all goes well, then I will go back a step, clone my 8.5.2 environment and start testing migration.
I probably won’t blog about my upgrade and migration experiences until the week after next. Meanwhile I’m focussing in on my Content Management presentations, I’ve learnt a huge amount about Filenet itself as a part of learning CCM in the past few months and I’m excited to be presenting something new (and I hope interesting). Bring on the 97 degree heat / 90% humidity!