Do we need to mention iManager for DNS Migration??
Prior to performing a migration, review TID 7004455. This TID lists recommended pre-check tests to perform to increase the likelihood of a successful iPrint migration. It also contains useful troubleshooting information in the event of a problem. The iPrint Migration tool copies an NLM (psminfo.nlm) from the OES 2 SP1 server to the NetWare server. The NLM is loaded on the NetWare server. The NLM reads the NetWare Print Manager database ([vol]:/ndps/xxxxxxxx.psm/psmdb.dat) and creates a text output of the database attributes and values (psmimport.xml). The printer drivers associated to the NetWare printer agents are copied to the Linux server and uploaded to the Driver Store repository using an iPrint Linux command line tool (iprntman). The /opt/novell/iprint/bin/psmimport.xml is executed using iprntman. iprntman creates the printer agents and their attributes defined in the XML file. As the iPrint migration tool heavily relies on iprntman, it is recommended to test iprntman's ability to authenticate prior to the migration. See TID 7004455 for important iPrint Migration Pre-check steps to increase the probability of a successful migration. Whether the iPrint migration succeeds or fails, users will continue to print to the source server. To test the success or failure of an iPrint migration, go to the /ipp page on the destination server (http://[IPorDNSofDestinationServer]/ipp and install printers.
See TID 7004109 to understand why the Consolidate migration is preferred over the Transfer-ID method when iPrint is involved. The TID also shows how to safely perform a Transfer-ID migration after the iPrint service has been migrated using the Consolidate method. Create target printer objects in the Source Printer Context An option within the iPrint Migration is to “Create target printer objects in the Source Printer Context”. Creating a new object (iPrint Linux Printer Agent Object) in the same context as the NetWare Printer Agent Object with the same name is not possible. Because of this, this option will rename the NetWare Printer Agent Object to have an _NW extension to the eDir name. By renaming the NetWare Printer Agent object, workstations pointing to that NetWare object will still be able to print. The iPrint client is not aware of the eDir name, instead, it prints to the printer object in the MOD. The name in the MOD does not change when using this feature. If the iPrint Migration does not succeed, but the migration went far enough to create the /opt/novell/iprint/bin/psmimport.xml file, you can run this command while in the /opt/novell/iprint/bin directory to complete the migration: iprntman psm –xml-import ./psmimport.xml
Lessons Learned: Novell ® Open Enterprise Server Upgrades Made Easy Martin Weiss Senior Technical Specialist [email_address] Dr. Frieder Schmidt Senior Technical Specialist [email_address]
Prepare Your Existing Environment (1) C:UsersGlenDocumentspresentation-templateicon-bubleBlueHardwareserver.png AutoYaST + ZENworks Linux Management Server Source for Install and Update Easy Post-installation Frozen Patch Levels Faster than CD/DV D Based on Templates eDirectory ™ Server Cluster Node Remote / Special Purpose
Prepare Your Existing Environment (2) Name Resolution
Migration Step-by-Step eDirectory ™ Server To Rollback – just reverse the process Install New Server Add Replicas Change Replica Type Move CA and Verify SDI Move IDM Driversets Change Login Process Verify and Monitor Uninstall Old Server
Migration Step-by-Step Cluster (Rolling Upgrade) Remove NetWare ® Node Re-add Server as a Linux Node Migrate Resources to Linux Node Repeat steps 1-3 for all Nodes Do Final Conversion after all nodes are Linux Advantages
Migration Step-by-Step Cluster (Build a New Cluster) Build New Linux Cluster Move Data using Migration Toolkit or SAN Replication Change Login Script, DNS Entries, UNC paths Remove old Servers from the tree and clean up eDirectory ™ Congratulate yourself on a successful Migration! Advantages
Migration “Transfer-ID” eDirectory ™ Server Post-Migration and Cleanup Clean Up eDirectory Check eDirectory Use Migration Tools Transfer eDirectory and Identity Verify Log Files Install New Server Install Pre-Migration pattern Install into the same context as the source server
Migration “Transfer-ID” Cluster Node Not needed!
Migration “Transfer-ID” Remote Server / Special Purpose Post-Migration and Cleanup Clean up eDirectory Configure and Check Services Install New Server Install Services that will Migrate (NSS, iPrint) Install Pre-Migration pattern Install into same context as source server Use Migration Tools Transfer eDirectory ™ and Identitity Transfer Services File, Print, iFolder, DHCP Verify Log Files
Transfer-ID vs. Step-by-Step Transfer-ID Comparison Advantages
Migration Tools Features Service Migrations Non-destructive migration and consolidation File System iPrint CIFS AFP DHCP FTP iFolder NTP Archive and Versioning Migration Tools Migrates Several OES Services Transfer-ID Migration Scheduling E-mail Notification CLI Tools
NetWare ® DHCP configuration is mapped to Linux DHCP
The NetWare schema and Linux schema in eDirectory ™ are different
All the subnets get migrated inside a single DHCP service (dhcpService object) including leases
The GUI and the CLI support three levels of migration
Server Level: Migrates NetWare server with all the associated subnets
Subnet Level: Migrates the selected NetWare subnets only
Tree Level: Migrates all the servers in the tree with the associated data
After the Migration to Novell ® Open Enterprise Server
Activation / Implementation of NEW Features Wait some time before new features are activated Make sure the migration was successful Monitor the system Fix any problems Implement any additional features (DST, DFS, DSfW, iFolder)
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