How to move iPrint services from OES 1 to OES 2
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- Driver Store
- Print Manager
- Printer Agents
- Printer Driver Profiles
- Printer Banners
If the Print Manager is bound to a CNAME, workstations with iPrint printers installed will not need to re-install their iPrint printers after the move is completed. The iPrint printers installed to workstations will automatically point to the new server. Do not proceed with the steps below if the Print Manager is bound to an IP address or a server DNS name. To understand what is meant by a CNAME, refer to the Additional Information section of this TID.
2. DNS update
b. Change the /etc/hosts file on both the OES 1 and OES 2 servers to resolve the Print Manager service name to the OES 2 server IP address.
3. Copy the Driver Store resdir from OES 1 to OES 2
chown -R iprint.iprint /var/opt/novell/iprint/resdir
4. Create a new Driver Store object that targets the OES 2 server
5. Validate that the drivers show within the newly created Driver Store object
6. Copy the Print Manager directory to the OES 2 server
c. At the OES 2 server, type:
chown -R iprint.iprint <PrintManagerDirName>
chmod 775 <PrintManagerDirName>
This name will be later referenced as <ConfFileName>
8. Create ipsmd.conf symbolic link on the OES 2 server
ln -s <ConfFileName> ipsmd.conf
9. Modify the ipsmd.conf's DSServer1 value
NOTE: This value must be changed only if the current value is the OES 1 server. This is assuming that the OES 1 server will eventually be decommissioned.
10. Update the Print Manager's eDir attribute
11. Run the Print Manager on the OES 2 server
12. Test Printing
A CNAME is a DNS name that is tied to Service and not tied to a Server Name. Novell recommends the Print Manager be bound to a CNAME and not bound to a server DNS name or a server IP address. There are two methods to view which address or name the Print Manager is bound to:
Look at the name of an iPrint printer installed to a workstation. The name will look similar to one of the following formats:
printer1 on SomeName
printer1 on ipp://servername.company.com
printer1 on ipp://<ipaddress>
The first format is the Novell recommended format. The second format may or may not be evidence that the Novell recommendation has been followed. See "Method 2" to make that determination.
If the printer is displayed in a non-recommended format, proceed to the "How to conform to Novell's CNAME recommendation" section of this TID.
Method 2: ipsmd.conf
View the PSMHostAddress value within the /etc/opt/novell/iprint/conf/ipsmd.conf file. The only recommended value is a CNAME, for example, servicename.company.com.
How to Conform to Novell's CNAME Recommendation
1. DNS Update
2. Update /etc/hosts file
3. Modify ipsmd.conf
4. Restart the Print Manager
6. Perform the move
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- Document ID:7002644
- Creation Date:12-FEB-09
- Modified Date:01-JUL-13
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