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Administration Question

Administration Question

Administration Question

(OP)
If you are looking after many sites remotely running all different levels of software do you use the latest manager version or install various versions on the same PC?



RE: Administration Question

I use the latest version.

Greets Peter

RE: Administration Question

All I know is not to use an older release to administrate a newer IPO.  Big, big, big mistake.

Not that I have ever done it and created ghost issues and corruptions that took months to fix.  

RE: Administration Question

You must use the corresponding Manager for each version.
Newer Managers are not backward compatible with older software.

Thats not funny, you should have a manager on your PC for each version.

You can do that by installing the manager, rename the folder it is installed in and then uninstall the management suite (actual files remain on disk, only the registry will be cleaned).
Then install another version, after installation you can use both managers.

RE: Administration Question

I always use the latest mnanager on my laptop for all my sites, from 1.0 to 3 works fine as long as you try and stay aware of what features work with the various versions, but as KFlounders says, older version , newer software is asking for trouble.

Soopa Doopa Intergalactic IP Office installation mechanic and configuration corruptor from way back.

RE: Administration Question

This is what Avaya told me:

Hi Cor,
        An update on your request below.
The official advice from Tier 3, Tier 4 and Engineering is that we do not recommend using The latest versions of manager software to interface with older versions of IPNC and IP Office units.
The current versions of all software  should be used with the appropriate manager application. Although you may be able to view older units with the latest manager version, it would not be supported that you make configuration changes and send the configs back to the units.
Therefore the manager application is not downward compatible.
Regards.
Bahader Mandair

If you decide different as Avaya advises and you never had any problem, great!
But i always advise new users to apply to the recommendations of Avaya.

RE: Administration Question

1) it is alwasys prefered to use the same version of manager as the switch, However this is not always practical.


personaly I use 1.4 for all V1.x switches & V2.1 for all V2.x systems.

Although it is possible to use V2.1 manager for V1x systems I find that the number of additional features increases the sise of the CFG file by a considerable amount with no benifit.

Using a V3.0 Manager on a V2 or V1 system will definitly cause problems as the programming for call coverage has changed.

RE: Administration Question

(OP)
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