5.8 Migrating Management Zone Settings

When settings are migrated to management zone settings in ZENworks Configuration Management, all of the zone settings except the name servers of the DNS settings are overwritten. The name servers migrated from traditional ZENworks are appended to the existing entries in the Name Servers list of ZENworks Configuration Management.

To migrate data from eDirectory to the Management Zone settings in Configuration Management:

  1. To overwrite existing Management Zone settings in the ZENworks database, click stop listing the objects in the source zone icon (the Migration Tool Settings icon), select the General option, select the Overwrite objects that already exists option, then click Save Settings to exit the dialog box.

    WARNING:This overwrites any existing Management Zone settings in the database, including those that were previously migrated.

    The Skip saving/loading history option allows you to dramatically improve performance on large migrations by not storing the local history.

    There are currently no global migration options specific to Management Zone settings.

  2. Click Step 4: Zone Settings in the Migration Tasks field.

  3. To model the migration, go to the Source eDir Tree panel, then navigate the eDirectory contexts to locate the information to be migrated. To stop listing of the objects in the Source eDir Tree, click stop listing the objects in the source zone icon.

    IMPORTANT:The individual components of the Novell Application Launcher settings or Imaging policies are displayed so that you can selectively migrate them, instead of migrating all of the settings or policy information.

  4. Repeat Step 3 as necessary to locate and queue all of the information to zone settings that you want to migrate at this time.

    IMPORTANT:Every item that you queue in the Destination Zone panel is migrated when you click the Migrate Now button.

  5. Review your selections in the Destination Zone panel.

  6. To delete items from the migration queue, select the items and click the stop listing the objects in the source zone icon icon.

    You can use the Ctrl and the arrow keys or Shift and the arrow keys to select multiple items for deletion.

    Items queued for migration have their icons and texts dimmed. If you select dimmed items for deletion, they are only deleted from the queue.

    WARNING:If you select colored items (with teal or black text), they are deleted from the ZENworks database and are no longer available in ZENworks Control Center.

  7. To migrate all of the dimmed items displayed in the Destination Zone panel, click the Migrate Now button.

    The following information applies to the Migration Utility during or after the migration process:

    • Focus is immediately moved to the Items to Migrate tab, where you can view the sequential progress of the migration.

    • The Step column displays a progress bar for each item being migrated. The overall progress bar is at the bottom of the screen.

    • The Migration History tab displays all of the items that were migrated. This list is updated dynamically as the items are migrated. You can click back and forth between the Items to Migrate and Migration History tabs during the migration process. You can also right-click anywhere in the tab’s panel and select Refresh to refresh the view with items that might not yet be displayed, but are migrated.

    • The Select tab displays all of the migrated objects, with their texts in teal color after being migrated, in both the Source eDir Tree and Destination Zone panels.

      The teal color persists, so the next time you open the Migration Utility and navigate the Source eDir Tree contexts and Destination Zone folders, you can see what you have previously migrated.

    • Objects that failed migration continue to be displayed with their icons dimmed.

      Instructions for handling failed migration items are covered in Step 8.

  8. After the migration has completed, do the following as needed:

    1. Review the teal-colored items in both of the Select panels to determine whether you need to queue any other items for migration or delete any previously migrated items from the Destination Zone panel.

      You can also use the Migration History tab to discover this information.

      • If you discover other items to migrate, repeat Step 3 through Step 7.

      • To delete any items listed in the Destination Zone panel, select them and click stop listing the objects in the source zone icon.

        WARNING:The Destination Zone panel displays both previously migrated data with teal-colored text and items with black-colored text that were either created in ZENworks Control Center or migrated from a different eDirectory object. The delete option (stop listing the objects in the source zone icon) can be used on both. Therefore, it is possible to delete previously existing items from Configuration Management that were never migrated.

    2. On the Items to Migrate tab, click the Failed - View Log button for each item that failed to migrate, and determine the best course of action. You can either fix the problem and migrate the item, or you can delete it from the Items to Migrate tab, which also deletes it from the queue in the Destination Zone panel.

      To view only those items that failed, right-click anywhere in the panel and select Delete successful to filter the listed items. This listing is maintained only for the current task.

    3. If you have failed items that you do not want to migrate, you can delete only those that are queued (still dimmed) from the queue in the Destination Zone panel. Right-click anywhere on the Items to Migrate tab and select Delete all items.

      This empties the Items to Migrate tab listing. It also deletes only the queued items not yet migrated from the Destination Zone panel listing.

      WARNING:If you select Delete all items in the Destination Zone panel instead, this deletes all listed items from both the Destination Zone panel and the Migration History tab, as well as from the ZENworks database, effectively removing them from ZENworks Control Center. To delete only the queued (not yet migrated) items by using Delete all items, it is safest to do so from the Items to Migrate tab.

  9. When you are satisfied with the migration results, continue with one of the following: