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Migrating Your Configuration Manager Site Server OS: A Side-by-Side Migration Guide

Cloud Architect’s Guide to Change Configuration Manager Site Server OS – Side-by-Side Migration
In the ever-evolving world of cloud technology, the need to address the challenges of managing site server OS changes is becoming increasingly important. The most common approach to this is known as a “side-by-side” migration, meaning that the existing site server OS is completely replaced with a new OS. In this article, I will cover the basics of this process and provide you with a reference to the latest related documentation from Microsoft.

What is a Side-by-Side Migration?
Side-by-side migration is a process of replacing the existing site server OS with a new operating system. The process involves the installation of a new OS on the existing hardware and the configuration of the new OS to be compatible with the existing configuration. This process allows the administrator to keep the existing configuration while upgrading the server to a more modern operating system.

Why Perform a Side-by-Side Migration?
A side-by-side migration can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. First, it allows the administrator to upgrade the existing site server OS to the latest version with minimal disruption. It also allows the administrator to retain the existing configuration and settings on the site server. This can be useful if the existing configuration is complex or if the new OS is not compatible with the existing configuration. Finally, it provides a quick and easy way to migrate the existing site server to a new operating system.

How to Perform a Side-by-Side Migration
The process of performing a side-by-side migration can be broken down into the following steps:

* Backup the existing site server OS configuration.
* Install the new OS on the existing hardware.
* Configure the new OS to be compatible with the existing configuration.
* Migrate the existing configuration to the new OS.
* Test the new OS configuration.
* Deploy the new OS on the existing hardware.

Conclusion
Side-by-side migrations are a great way to upgrade the existing site server OS to the latest version with minimal disruption. However, it is important to ensure that the new OS is properly configured and tested before deploying it on the existing hardware. For more information on how to perform a side-by-side migration, please refer to the Microsoft article on the subject: Change Configuration Manager Site Server OS – Side-by-Side Migration [https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/change-configuration-manager-site-server-os-side-by-side/ba-p/3770673].
References:
Change Configuration Manager Site Server OS – Side-by-Side Migration Reference
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