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NetWare 5.1 Server name change, serverID change or IP address change

(Last modified: 20Feb2003)

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NetWare 5.1 Server name change, serverID change or IP address change

Change server name

Change serverID

Change server IP address

This solution is a comprehensive document to describe the procedures and considerations when changing the Server name, Server ID (formally known as the internal IPX address) or IP address of a NetWare 5.x server.  This document includes several, but not all, of Novell's optional products installed on the server.

There are other solutions documented describing some of these components, but this is an attempt to pull them all under one solution.

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Follow this procedure when changing a NetWare 5 server's:
- Name
- ServerID (Internal IPX Address)
- IP Address

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WARNING: These procedures are for NetWare 5.1 servers ONLY.

WARNING: Only change one at a time and then the server MUST be rebooted and wait for that change to sync to the other servers.  If you change more than one at a time you MAY cause CRITICAL NDS errors.

WARNING: When deleting NDS objects as described below, allow the obituaries of those objects to process completely.  See TID# 10025428 for more details regarding obituaries.



YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS IN ORDER
Section I -        NAME CHANGE
Section II -      INTERNAL IPX ADDRESS CHANGE
Section III -     IP ADDRESS CHANGE
Section IV -      ADDITIONAL CHANGES

The following procedures walk you through changing the server name, server ID and IP address .  In order to properly change these components you MUST complete several steps in a specific order.  Here's a quick overview.  You will first delete several NDS objects and WAIT for all obituaries to process.  Each of these objects are either tied to the server's name or the server's IP address.  Then you will run the Server Name Change procedure only, reboot the server and WAIT for the limber process to synchronize the server's new name.  Next you will run the ServerID Change procedure only, reboot the server and WAIT for the limber process to synchronize the server's new ServerID.  Then you will run the server IP Address Change procedure only, reboot the server and WAIT for the limber process to synchronize the server's new IP address.

During this procedure the server will be rebooted several times so make sure users are not connected to the server during this time.

Initial Verifications
1. Verify the NDS replica ring is healthy with NO ERRORS.  Don't continue if you have errors, specifically -625 errors to any servers in the replica ring.  The server MUST be communicating to all servers in its replica ring.
2. Verify that all services are currently working properly before making any changes.  This will help identify any product that was 'broken' before completing the following procedure.


The following objects must also be deleted ONLY if you change the server name:
Delete 'NLS_LSP_<servername>'
Delete '<servername> SMS RPC' (if there are two delete the one with the old server's name)

The following objects must be renamed ONLY if you change the server name:
Rename '<servername>_SYS'
Rename other volumes
Rename '<servername> Backup Queue'
Rename 'LDAP Group - <servername>'
Rename 'LDAP Server - <servername>'
Rename '<servername>_ZenInvService'
Rename 'Distributor_<servername>'
Rename 'RWC_<servername>'
Rename 'ZENworks for Servers - <servername>'

Critical - Verify that all obituaries process completely before proceeding.  Refer to TID referenced earlier for more details on obituaries.


Section I - Server Name Change -

 Skip this if you are not changing the server's name.  Change the Server name ONLY!!!!!!  See Section II or III for address changes.

- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Change any static DNS entries that reference this server's name.  Don't forget any DNS aliases, if any.
- In SYS:SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.NCF, modify the 'file server name <servername>' line
- In AUTOEXEC.NCF, change any other lines that may reference the server name or other related objects, such as print server names, ndps brokers or managers, etc.  Note, these other objects would need to be renamed manually using ConsoleOne.
- load INETCFG, Manage Configuration, Configure SNMP Information, change server name information, exit Inetcfg.
- In SYS:ETC\HOSTS, modify the server name
- In SYS:ETC\NWPARAMS (for UNIX print services or NFS services), modify the lines that contain the server name.  This may include lines in the [NW_NIS] section and possibly others.
- In SYS:ETC\SBACKUP.CFG (for Storage Management Services), modify the lines that contain the server name.
- In SYS:SYSTEM\NVXWEBUP.NCF (for NetWare Enterprise Web server), modify the line that contains the long directory name containing the server name.
- In SYS:SYSTEM\SQLC\SQLCKILL.NCF, modify the line that contains the server name/dns entry.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT, rename the following long name folders:
  - https-<servername>
  - mmse-<servername>
  - ftp-<servername>
  - slapd-<servername>
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\DOCS\WEBDAV.HTML, modify the line that contains the server name/dns entry.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\https-<servername>\CONFIG\MAGNUS.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\https-<servername>\CONFIG\OBJ.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\ADMIN-SERV\CONFIG\NS-ADMIN.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\ADMIN-SERV\CONFIG\SERVERS.LST, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\USERDB\DBSWITCH.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\httpacl, rename the following long name files:
  - generated.https-<servername>.acl
  - genwork.https-<servername>.acl
- In SYS:SYSTEM\ZENWSIMP.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:SYSTEM\ZENWSREM.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.
- In SYS:SMANAGER\ZFS.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This actually references the ZFS-SAS object, not the server object).
- In SYS:RWC\RWC.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This actually references the ZFS-RWC object, not the server object).
- In SYS:TED2\DIST.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This actually references the ZFS-Distributor object, not the server object).
- In SYS:TED2\SUB.NCF, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This file doesn't contain a reference to server name, but does reference the tree name, so is being included in this list).
- In SYS:JAVA\LIB\NSSL.PROPERTIES, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This actually references one of the KMOs (Key Material Object), not the server object).
- In SYS:PUBLIC\ZENWORKS\WMINV\PROPERTIES\CONFIG.PROPERTIES, change all the lines that contain or reference the server name.  (This actually references Zen Inventory Service object, not the server object).

- Reboot the server, The server MUST be rebooted for the changes to take effect.
- After Server is back up and functioning, from the server console type 'SET DSTRACE=+LIMBER' then 'SET DSTRACE=*L'
- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Start ConsoleOne - Make sure the new server name changes show up in ConsoleOne before continuing.
- Verify the web server is working properly.  Apply the changes to the webserver using a web browser (https://<server dns name or IP address>:2200).
- Verify backup functions are working properly.

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If you are changing the ServerID or IP address continue with the following sections.
If you have no other changes skip down to the Section IV to complete the changes.
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Section II - ServerID (Internal IPX Address) Change -

 Skip this if you are not changing the ServerID.  Change the ServerID ONLY!!!!!!  See Section I or III for Server name or IP address changes.

- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- In sys:system\autoexec.ncf, modify the 'ServerID' line

- Reboot the server, The server MUST be rebooted for the changes to take effect.
- After Server is back up and functioning, from the server console type 'SET DSTRACE=+LIMBER' then 'SET DSTRACE=*L'
- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Start ConsoleOne - View the Network Address property of the server and verify it is the new ServerID Address.

Continue with the following section to change the IP Address

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If you are changing the Server name, see Section I.  
If you are changing the IP address continue with the following sections.
If you have no other changes skip down to the Section IV to complete the changes.
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Section III - IP Address Change

 Skip this only if you are not changing the server's IP address.

- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Change any static DNS entries that reference this server's IP address.  Don't forget any DNS aliases, if any.  Also, don't forget the reverse lookup.
- From the server console, load INETCFG, protocols, Tcp/ip, LAN Static Routing Table, modify the default route address, if necessary.
- Inetcfg, Bindings, tcpip (for the board in question), modify local IP address and mask, if necessary, exit inetcfg, but do NOT reinitialize system, yet.
- Unload SLPDA.NLM if the server is the DA.
- In SYS:ETC\SLP.CFG, modify the IP address,if the server is not the DA.
- In SYS:ETC\HOSTS, modify the IP address.
- In SYS:ETC\NWPARAMS (for unix print services or NFS services), modify the lines that contain the IP address.  This may include lines in the [NW_NIS] section and possibly others.
- In SYS:ETC\FTPSERV.CFG (for FTP services), modify the lines that contain the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\DOCS\WEBDAV.HTML, modify the line that contains the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\https-<servername>\CONFIG\MAGNUS.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\https-<servername>\CONFIG\OBJ.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\ADMIN-SERV\CONFIG\NS-ADMIN.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\ADMIN-SERV\CONFIG\SERVERS.LST, change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:NOVONYX\SUITESPOT\USERDB\DBSWITCH.CONF, change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:NSEARCH\NSRCH20.CFG (NetWare Web Search), change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.
- In SYS:SYSTEM\MGMTDBS.NCF (Zenworks Database), change all the lines that contain or reference the IP address.

- Reboot the server, The server MUST be rebooted for the changes to take effect.  If appropriate, move the server or reconfigure the attached router/switch at this time.

-If the server still shows the old address in SLP for service types NLSMETER.NOVELL PORTAL.NOVELL SMDR.NOVELL TIMESYNC.NOVELL you may have to rename the server registry files: rename C:\NWSERVER\SERVCFG*.* C:\NWSERVER\SERVOLD*.*  SMDR may have you select SMDR options, or you may have to type (UNLOAD SMDR, and any NLMs that need to be unloaded first) "SMDR NEW" and the SLP Services should show the new address.


- After Server is back up and functioning, from the server console type 'SET DSTRACE=+LIMBER' then 'SET DSTRACE=*L'

- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Start ConsoleOne - View the Network Address property of the server and verify it is the new IP address.

Continue with the Section IV to complete the changes.


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Section IV - Additional changes.

For NAME CHANGE ONLY!:
- Recreate the Server's NLS_LSP_<servername> License Service Provider Object
Start NWCONFIG, Select License Options, Create License Service Provider, Authenticate with the Container ID and Password, The LSP object NLS_LSP_<servername> will be created.

Continue with the following changes...

For Name, Server ID, or IP address changes:
- For Unix print services or NFS, load Unicon, Manage Services, NIS, Administer NIS, Manage Replica Databases, highlight old <servername> and press ESC and delete, esc back to main menu, then Unicon, Manage Services, NIS, Initialize Master NIS Maps, exit unicon when complete.
- Run PKIDIAG.NLM to change the IP address listed in the following objects SAS Service - <servername>, SSL CertificateIP - <servername>, SSL CertificateDNS - <servername>.  You don't have to delete and recreate these objects.  NOTE:  If you are running NW 5.1 please load PKIAPI.NLM before loading PKIDIAG.NLM.
- restart the ldap server. unload nldap/load nldap.  Verify successful load.
- restart the web server to consume the newly created certificates.  nvxwebdn.ncf/nsweb.ncf
- Apply changes to web server configurations.  From the browser, https://<server's IP_address or DNS name>:2200, Click on the server name in the NetWare Enterprise Web Server Manager, You may get a message similar to: Warning: Manual edits not loaded. Some configuration files have been edited by hand. Use the 'apply' button on the upper right side of the screen to load the latest configuration files.  Click Ok, then click apply.  If you don't get this message, just verify the web server is running properly.

- OS support packs must be reapplied any time components are installed or reinstalled from the NetWare CD, or the newly installed components will not function properly because the unpatched version is what is installed from the CD.
- Reboot the server, The server MUST be rebooted for the changes to take effect.
- After Server is back up and functioning, from the server console type 'SET DSTRACE=+LIMBER' then 'SET DSTRACE=*L'
- Verify NDS replicas are healthy (don't continue if you have errors)
- Start ConsoleOne - Verify all objects have the new server name and all aspects of the system are functioning properly.

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  • Document ID:
  • 10063497
  • Solution ID: NOVL52848
  • Creation Date: 12Jul2001
  • Modified Date: 20Feb2003
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