23.1 Planning Your Migration

Make sure your setup addresses the following requirements before you migrate DSfW.

23.1.1 Supported Platforms

Source Platforms

The following platforms are accepted as valid source platforms for the migration process:

  • OES 2 SP3

  • OES 11

  • OES 11 SP1

  • OES 11 SP2

Target Platform

  • OES 11 SP2

23.1.2 Prerequisites

Before you proceed with the migration, review the details in Section 9.1, Prerequisites. For a successful migration:

  • The source server and the target server must be in the same eDirectory tree.

  • Ensure that the time is synchronized between the source and the target server.

  • The source and target servers must be in the same subnet and gateway.

  • The target server must be a non-replica server in the eDirectory tree. To make the target server a non-replica server, select the Novell Pre-migration Server option while installing OES 11 SP2 on the target server.

  • The target server DNS entry must point to DSfW source server IP address.

  • Hostname of the target server should not be same as any other server in the DSfW tree.

23.1.3 What is Migrated

  • DSfW configuration data present in eDirectory.

  • Configuration files for DSfW services like kerberos, samba, xad, and rsync.

  • Non DSfW services like iPrint and NSS. Non DSfW services need to be migrated as per the migration procedure for a particular service.