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Solution Deployment Manager provides the combined capabilities that Software Management, Avaya Virtual Application Manager, and System Platform provided in earlier releases. From Release 7.1 and later, Solution Deployment Manager supports migration of Virtualized Environment-based 6.x, 7.0.x, and 7.1.x applications to Release 8.x and later in the customer’s Virtualized Environment. For migrating to Release 8.x, you must use Solution Deployment Manager Release 8.x. Release 7.0 and later support a standalone version of Solution Deployment Manager, the Solution Deployment Manager client. For more information, see Using the Solution Deployment Manager client . System Manager with Solution Deployment Manager runs on: • Avaya Aura ® Virtualized Appliance: Contains a server, Appliance Virtualization Platform, and Avaya Aura ® application OVA. Appliance Virtualization Platform includes a VMware ESXi 6.5 hypervisor. • Customer-provided Virtualized Environment solution: Avaya Aura ® applications are deployed on customer-provided, VMware ® certified hardware. • Software-Only environment: Avaya Aura ® applications are deployed on the customer-owned hardware and the operating system. With Solution Deployment Manager, you can do the following in Virtualized Environment and Avaya Aura ® Virtualized Appliance models: • Deploy Avaya Aura ® applications. • Upgrade and migrate Avaya Aura ® applications. Note: When an application is configured with Out of Band Management, Solution Deployment Manager does not support upgrade for that application. For information about upgrading the application, see the application-specific upgrade document on the Avaya Support website. • Download Avaya Aura ® applications. • Install service packs, feature packs, and software patches for the following Avaya Aura ® applications: - Communication Manager and associated devices, such as gateways, media modules, and TN boards. - Session Manager - Branch Session Manager - AVP Utilities - Appliance Virtualization Platform, the ESXi host that is running on the Avaya Aura ® Virtualized Appliance. The upgrade process from Solution Deployment Manager involves the following key tasks: • Discover the Avaya Aura ® applications. • Refresh applications and associated devices, and download the necessary software components. Solution Deployment Manager overview March 2020 Planning for Deploying Avaya Aura ® applications 21 Comments on this document? [email protected]
• Run the preupgrade check to ensure successful upgrade environment. • Upgrade Avaya Aura ® applications. • Install software patch, service pack, or feature pack on Avaya Aura ® applications. For more information about the setup of the Solution Deployment Manager functionality that is part of System Manager 8.1.x, see Avaya Aura ® System Manager Solution Deployment Manager Job- Aid .
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