How to upgrade RDGM and TSL to SysKit

This article is your “how to” on product migration. We will discuss upgrading the Remote Desktop Gateway Monitor (RDGM) and Terminal Services Log (TSL) to SysKit in a multiple-farm environment.

Because we have decided to merge our previous products (Terminal Services Log, Remote Desktop Gateway Monitor, and Server Monitoring Toolkit), we did some rebranding and developed a new server monitoring and reporting tool: SysKit. It combines all the features from our previous products and some brand-new ones. The question is how do you upgrade from RDGM and TSL to SysKit? To help answer that question, we’ve prepared this article.

Upgrade to SysKit

To transition from our previous products to SysKit, follow the installation and configuration guide.

For detailed information on upgrading in specific cases, see the upgrade path shown in the next paragraph. In this example, we have three different farms (one RDGM and two TSL) with a different number of servers in each farm, as shown in the diagram below.

Upgrade RDGM and TSL to SysKit

The solution is to install a single instance of SysKit to monitor all your servers. You can choose to install it on a brand-new dedicated box (option A) or on an existing server (options B).

Let’s take a look at both options using the following diagram.

Upgrade solutions

You can upgrade your existing Acceleratio Ltd. products to SysKit from a single database only. You can choose upgrade one of your three databases and make it your main SysKit database. You can leave the remaining two or all three databases in a read-only state while leaving the RDGM or TSL console installed on one server in each farm, as shown in the diagram below.

Upgrade to SysKit from RDGM and TSL

We’ve suggested the best option for upgrading to SysKit from RDGM and TSL. If you have any additional questions or licensing inquiries, we recommend that you contact our support team. We would be more than happy to assist you with your migration.