1. Getting Started
2. Configuring CIFS Service on Target OES 2 SP1 server
4. Backup of eDirectory Database and NICI keys
5. Select Migration Type as Transfer ID
6. Start Migration
7. Transfer ID Started
8. Post Migration Tasks
This AppNote helps users who are using CIFS protocol on a NetWare 6.5 SP7 server and intend to have the same service and File system access on OES 2 SP1 Linux. It also helps to successfully migrate the CIFS service and bring up the service on OES 2 SP1 Linux.
Novell has a vision of moving services like AFP, CIFS, DHCP and iPrint from NetWare to OES2 Linux. This AppNote explains migration of CIFS service from NetWare 6.5 SP7 to OES2 SP1 Linux.
A brief introduction about the technologies used in this AppNote.
CIFS: Novell CIFS enables Windows and Linux client workstations to create, copy, delete, move, save, and open files on OES 2 Linux / NetWare servers. CIFS allows read and write access from multiple client systems simultaneously. All these various file operations and sharing of resources on a network are managed from a CIFS server.
The CIFS protocol offers various services, service announcements, user authentication and authorization, and naming service running on a CIFS server. To provide file sharing and other services to clients accessing a CIFS Server, it uses NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NBT) and SMB services. CIFS file sharing is achieved by a mechanism called Browsing services or advertising.
Migration: Migration is the process of migrating the services, file system data, and eDirectory information from an existing NetWare server to an OES 2 SP1 Linux server. There are 2 types of migrations – Consolidation and Transfer ID. In Consolidation, data and services are migrated to the target server. Where as in Transfer ID, not only data and services, but also the entire server identity is transferred to the target server.
Fig 1: Package Selection
Fig. 2.1 CIFS service configuration (contd.,)
Fig. 2.2 CIFS service configuration (contd.,)
Fig. 2.3 CIFS service configuration
In case of Transfer ID failure at any stage with the following procedure eDirectory data base and NICI keys are restored on NetWare 6.5 SP7 and OES2 SP1 Linux servers.
To backup and restore on a NetWare Server 6.5 SP7:
To backup and restore on a OES 2 SP1 Linux Server:
Fig 4.1: Authenticate to source server NetWare 6.5 SP7
Fig 4.2: Authenticate to target server OES2 SP1 Linux
The Transfer ID scenario runs a series of tasks for transferring the server identity of the source server to the target server. The identity of the server is made up of its IP address, host name, eDirectory identity, NICI keys, and the user certificates from the source server. On successful completion of the Transfer ID migration, the target server functions with the identity of the source server.
Fig 5: Selection of Migration Type "Transfer ID"
Fig 6.1: Selection of services for migration.
After selecting the source and target CIFS shares click OK.
Fig 6.2: Selection of source and target shares pair
Fig 6.3: Selection of CIFS policy for migration
Fig 6.4: Selection of source and target volumes
Fig 6.5: File Options configuration
Fig 6.6: After successful migration, click Transfer ID
Fig 6.7: Click "Yes" to proceed Transfer ID
Fig 7.1: eDirectory Precheck. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.2: Preparation. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.3: DIB copy. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.4: Click "OK" to proceed
Fig 7.5: Shutdown source. Click "OK" to proceed
Fig 7.6: DIB restore. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.7: IP Address Change. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.8: IP Address change warning message. Click "OK" to proceed
Fig 7.9: Host Name Change. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.10: Reinitialize Server. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.11: Server Repair. Click "Next" to proceed
Fig 7.12: Restart Server. Click Close
After reboot, the target Linux server host name and IP will be seen with the IP and host name of the source NetWare server. Now the source NetWare server can be decommissioned.
This AppNote helps the customer to Migrate CIFS service and its related data from NetWare 6.5 SP7 to OES 2 SP1 Linux server. Now CIFS clients which were accessing CIFS shares earlier from the NetWare server can continue to access CIFS shares on OES 2 SP1 Linux seamlessly.