5.4 Finalizing the Cluster Conversion

After you have converted all nodes in a former NetWare cluster to OES 2 Linux, you must finalize the conversion process by issuing the cluster convert command on one Linux cluster node. The cluster convert command moves cluster resource load and unload scripts from the files where they were stored on Linux cluster nodes into eDirectory. This enables a Linux cluster that has been converted from NetWare to utilize eDirectory like the former NetWare cluster.

WARNING:After you finalize the cluster conversion, rollback to NetWare is not supported. All of the scripts for the NetWare nodes are deleted and are no longer available.

To finalize the cluster conversion:

  1. Run cluster convert preview resource_name at the terminal console of one Linux cluster node.

    The preview option lets you view the resource load and unload script changes that will be made when the conversion is finalized. Replace resource_name with the name of a resource that you want to preview.

    Beginning in OES 2 SP3, you can preview the information for all cluster resources by issuing the command without specifying a resource name.

    cluster convert preview
  2. Run cluster convert commit at the terminal console of one Linux cluster node to finalize the conversion.

    The cluster convert commit command generates or regenerates the cluster resource templates that are included with Novell Cluster Services for Linux. In addition to generating Linux cluster resource templates, this command deletes all NetWare cluster resource templates that have the same name as Linux cluster resource templates.

    The cluster resource templates are automatically created when you create a new Linux cluster, but are not created when you convert an existing NetWare cluster to Linux.

  3. Update the cluster configuration on all nodes by running the cluster configuration daemon. Enter the following command as the root user on every node in the cluster:

    /opt/novell/ncs/bin/ncs-configd.py -init

    This removes the NetWare nodes from the list of nodes in the cluster so they are not displayed in iManager.