19 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2016 6:09 PM by Karthikeyan Subramaniam RSS

    install QlikView Server on a new machine

    Ali Hijazi

      Hello

      we got QlikView server 11.2 installed on machine BI1

      We now bought a new server machine and we want re-install / merge QlikView server on the new machine

      what steps to follow so that everything remains functional (CALs, tasks, etc....)

        • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
          Andrew Whitfield

          Hi Ali,

           

          Are you OK with this one now?

           

          Andy

          • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
            Peter Cammaert

            Hey guys,

             

            in the second document that Andrew posted (QV11 Upgrade and Migration Document.pdf), check out Section 5 on page 30. That is exactly what you need: a machine to machine migration of QV11.

             

            Best,

             

            Peter

              • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                nihal n

                Thank you Peter for your confirmation.

                 

                At this point of time this is the only one (QV11 Upgrade and Migration Document.pdf) document that I am referring. I have gone through the page 30 to 35 and will execute the same, hoping for a smooth migration of QV11.

                 

                Thanks,

                Nihal

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                  nihal n

                  Hi Peter,

                   

                  Could you please advise if we change the Domain name while re-installing the QV services on a new machine does it will impact anything on machine to machine migration? or any extra precautions that need to follow if we change the domain name?

                   

                  or else do we need to keep the same Domain name that currently exists on the machine 1, to complete the smooth re-installation.

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Nihal

                    • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                      Ali Hijazi

                      were you able to successfully install Qlikview server on the new machine?

                        • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                          nihal n

                          Not yet implemented the process, still gathering other related information to start the project.

                           

                          Thanks,

                          Nihal

                            • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                              Ali Hijazi

                              ok please keep me posted

                              thanks!

                                • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                  Zhihong He

                                  Hi, all,

                                   

                                  We will implement a server re-install in a new server as well in some few days. Thanks for all your info here. Hope everything goes well.

                                   

                                  Zhihong

                                  • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                    nihal n

                                    Hi Ali,

                                     

                                    We have successfully completed relocating the QlikView Services from one machine to another machine. These are the steps that we have followed...

                                     

                                    1. Stop all QlikView services on the current machine (i.e. Machine1).
                                    2. Copy the “QlikTech” folder from machine1 and place it in another drive as backup.
                                    3. On the new machine, install a QlikView Server.

                                     

                                    Followed Server Installation Guide:

                                    • Used Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
                                    • Full installation with Web Server
                                    • End of installation on New Machine
                                    • Server rebooted
                                    • After reboot all Services should be on running mode.

                                     

                                    Followed QV 11 Upgrade and Migration Document & Other... and Ensure to stop all Services on New machine

                                    1. .ini file (%ProgramData%\QlikTech\QlikView Server “as is” from machine1 to the machine2 (that is, keep the folder name).
                                    2. Rename the %ProgramData%\QlikTech\ManagementService\qvpr_<NewMachineName>.ini file. (If already exists then ignore)
                                    3. Copy the CalData.pgo file (or the folder configured as Document root folder) (%ProgramData%\QlikTech\Documents from machine1 to machine2).
                                    4. Copy the Lef.txt file from %ProgramData%\QlikTech from machine1 to machine2.
                                    5. Copy the Config.xml file (%ProgramData%\QlikTech\Web Server (follow same steps from the document)
                                    6. Change all references to <current machine> to <New Machine> in the following files:

                                                            ProgramData\QlikTech\Distribution Service\Configuration.xml

                                        • ProgramData\QlikTech\Distribution Service\Registration.xml
                                        • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\Config.xml

                                      10.Change all references to <current machine name> to <New machine name> in the QVPR .xml files.

                                    Copy the QVPR folder from New Server and place it on backup folder, and then copy the QVPR folder from Machine1 to and place it on Machine2: Make changes only these following xml files to be changed.

                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\DistributionService.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\DSCResource.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\QDSCluster.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\QlikViewServerResource.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\QVSCluster.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\QvWebServiceResource.xml
                                    • ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\DirectoryResource.xml (only Domain name to reflect on this .xml file)

                                     

                                    • Apply license with control number and LEF.
                                    • Start the QlikView services on the new machine.
                                    • Verify QMS ‘System’ tab for configuration settings
                                    • Reboot the Server.
                                    • Shut down/logoff the machine1 (optional).
                                    • Review and test the new machine QlikView Services, Server folders, QMC (for all CALs and settings), Access Point and other related folders.

                                     

                                    Hope this will help you to complete the installation.

                                     

                                    Thanks,

                                    Nihal

                                      • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                        Zhihong He

                                        Hi, Nihal,

                                         

                                        We are doing the server migration now.  Using server windows 2012 and QV 11.20 SR15.

                                        I encounter a problem as below:

                                        After install Qlikview Server, and reboot the server, all the 5 Qlikview services are running, and the QMC can be opened without problem.

                                        But after some time, 3 of the 5 as below stop working:

                                        QlikviewDirectoryServiceConnector

                                        QlikViewDistributionService

                                        QlikViewSettingsService

                                        And we can not open QMC any more, with "This site can't be reached" info as in the attached file.

                                        Did you see similar issue during your process?

                                        After a server reboot, these service can not be started still, and the OMC can not be opened.

                                        As we are in the process to update the setting files, the services in old server are not stopped, and  the license is not added to the new server yet.  Is this can be the reason that all the services in new server can not be started?

                                         

                                        Zhihong

                                          • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                            Zhihong He

                                            Hi, our IT helped to find the problem.

                                            That is related to the multiple certifications used when we set up a FTP client.

                                            In the windows tool EventViewer, we found error info as below:

                                            Failed to start backend web server. System.InvalidOperationException: Found multiple X.509 certificates using the following search criteria.

                                            After improve that, then the QMC is back to life.

                                             

                                            Zhihong

                                          • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                            Angel Lee

                                            Hi, Nihal,

                                             

                                                 Congratulaton for the sucessful migration. I am planing to the same project next month, may I know do you have the same AD(domain) for these two machanies or just migrate between two stand-alone machaine?

                                             

                                            Angel

                                            • Re: install QlikView Server on a new machine
                                              Zhihong He

                                              all,

                                               

                                              Just a follow up for this for the problem when encontered, after the installment, we add a temporary QV license to QMC in system->license. But the license can not be set, and got error "Server failed to set license: QVS@servername: Failed to connect to server". After tried the method in this discussion, stop all the QV services, rename the folder:

                                              C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\QlikViewServer,

                                              and then restart all the services, restart QMC, add the license again, then it works.

                                              Hope this helps.

                                               

                                              Zhihong