Preparing for Domain Services for Windows Install
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OES11 SP2 is installed on SLES 11 SP3
Extend the DSfW schema before installing: Use the schema tool on an existing OES server in the tree is an easy way to extend DSfW schema or look at the DSfW documentation for other suggestions on extending schema.
Determine the DNS name for the domain: Before doing the install determine the DNS name for the domain. This will be the name for the domain. The domain name can not be changed once the DSfW installation is complete. Changing the domain name after the install of DSfW requires the removal of DSfW from the tree and installing.
192.168.0.5 server1.dsfwdomain.com server1
Verify the /etc/HOSTNAME is correct: Starting with OES11 verify the /etc/HOSTNAME has the full DNS name listed (server.domain). It should be the same domain name as in the /etc/hosts file otherwise the field for the DSfW domain name will be empty while doing the YaST configuration.
Best Practice is to use a unique domain name: If a domain name already exists like novell.com, there will be a conflict and the zones most likely will need to be merged. It is recommend in these situations to use another domain name. Example for novell.com use novell.lan or novell.dsfw instead so that it is not only unique, also the domain will only be available internal and will not be rout-able on the internet.
Verify the /etc/resolv.conf is correct: The /etc/resolv.conf should list the first name server with the IP address of the to be installed DSfW server. If installing into an existing domain point to the first DSfW server. It should be a DNS server also unless DNS was removed and the records imported on another DNS server after the install of DSfW.
Name Mapped Install: If doing a name map install (installing into an existing tree):
Partition the container that is to be the domain. The domain name has to be the same as the container it is being mapped to for OES2SP1 and OES2SP2.
dsfwdomain.com has to be mapped to a partitioned container named dsfwdomain.
For OES2SP3 and OES11, and current versions of DSfW the domain name and the container name can be different.
First DSfW in tree: If this is the first DSfW server in the tree. A forest will be create (only one forest per eDir tree) and the container that is to be a domain in DSfW will be the root for all other domains. An additional domain will not be permitted to be installed in a higher location in the tree or at a sibling level in the tree.
Max Depth for Domain in Forest: The max depth for domains in a forest is 5 and a total of 10 domains per forest is allowed.
Partition and Domains: A partition can not exist between domains prior to OES2SP3.
state is a partition not a domain
county is a partition not a domain
city is a partition not a domain
Starting with OES2SP3 and above multiple partitions can be added to a domain. When the provisioning wizard is started check the 'Enable Custom Provisioning' to add additional partitions to the domain.
ACL: 3#subtree#[Root]#[All Attributes Rights]
Existing Names: When you are installing DSfW, default containers will be created. Make sure that the following container names do not already exist under the domain partition:
Note: What matters is if the name of the object and not the base-class. If there is an ou=users or dc=computers under the domain container they will need to be re-named or moved lower down in the tree before installing DSfW.
Master of Domain Partition: For OES2SP1 and SP2 the first domain controller in a domain will automatically be designated as the master of the partition and will be the RID master for the domain.
For OES2SP3 and OES11 the Master will be retained on the eDirectory server. A R/W will be added to the DSfW server.
Time: Verify the time and time zone are correct on both the eDirectory server and the DSfW server.
eDirectory Health: Perform a eDirectory Health check as listed in TID 3564075.
OES11 and Apparmor: Before installing DSfW either install Apparmor or the perl-TermReadKey perl module otherwise the install will fail with because of a missing dependency (TID 7010065)
LUM Configuration: If LUM is configured with unix config in the container where the domain will be mapped to, look at TID 7009930. LUM attributes on the container need to be removed. This only affects OES11 installs, not OES11SP1.
Password Policy: If a password policy is assigned to the container where the domain will be mapped, be sure to enable Synchronize Distribution Password when Setting Universal Password" in the password policy. If this is not enabled the unicode password will not be synchronized.
When installing DSfW only select the DSfW pattern. All the necessary patterns will also be selected. Do no uncheck any of the other patterns.
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- Document ID:7002172
- Creation Date:12-DEC-08
- Modified Date:09-MAR-15
- NovellOpen Enterprise Server
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