[ngw] Semi OT - P2V for an edirectory server

Joe Acquisto-j4 joea at j4computers.com
Fri Dec 23 17:25:13 UTC 2016


Since all the physicals will be retired, one of them is bound to be the CA.  I had not thought about that.
Still recreating a CA was not too angsty as I recall.

>>> On 12/23/2016 at 11:12 AM, in message
<CAMYRAPMzrNxPxaGomd6NTOEZ3-gK+LwB4RwCpC63ZgKdbQwG9Q at mail.gmail.com>, Joseph
Marton <jmmarton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would go with your way.  Only consideration is if the server to be
> retired is the CA for the tree.  If it is things could be more complex.  If
> it's not you are golden.
> 
> Joe
> 
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Joe Acquisto-j4 <joea at j4computers.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Planning to virtualize an eDirectory server and leave it as the sole
>> replica for an existing tree.
>>
>> One line of thinking (mine) is to create a VM with edirectory, add a
>> replica, let things settle, promote it, then remove the retiring servers in
>> orderly fashion.
>>
>> Another line of thinking (management) is to use P2V tools (just because, I
>> guess), and retire the source and others as is prudent.
>>
>> Seem to me my ways is the cleanest and least likely to introduce
>> strangeness.
>>
>> Opinions?
>>
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