dominicm Absent Member.
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Replacing a Imaging Server

Hi everyone,

We have 4 primary servers with version 11.2.1.6353. One of them is dedicated to Imaging. Actually, we have a problem with the preboot service that seems defect (novell-pbserv.exe) we have many errors on our Windows server events viewer. For now, I don't want to reinstall this server, don't want to change any configuration and versions.

my question: it is Ok to just shutdown this server ? This server doesn't have any other functions other than Imaging, so the 3 others primary servers will go on.... is there a problem to consider in let this server down?

After that I plan to just take another server and install zenworks 11.3 in a new zone, and reconnect my Images storage to it...

The purpose of doing all this is to let the original server unchanged for now...

thank you for your help and advice
DM
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

Dominicm,
> We have 4 primary servers with version 11.2.1.6353. One of them is
> dedicated to Imaging


I generally use satellites for that, but procedure should be the same for any primary server:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_system_admin/data/bjyz9hq.html

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dominicm Absent Member.
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

I would prefer to not delete the existing zenworks server.... I'm hoping to just configure a new one. I will check anyway the procedure

thank you
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

Dominicm,
> I would prefer to not delete the existing zenworks server.... I'm hoping
> to just configure a new one. I will check anyway the procedure


OK. In that case, just add another primary, but as I said, a satellite
will work equally well for imaging.

I was under the impression that you wanted to retire that server, but you
can equally well just remove the imaging role from it.

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
http://www.novell.com/rms

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nop19832 Absent Member.
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

If you install a mew 11.3 server you may have to recreate your images, if you use the highspeed drivers?

So you don't want to upgrade the old zone instead?

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dominicm Absent Member.
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

By experience, upgrading the primary servers is often resulting with problems.

For now, my problem with imaging seems more stable, so I'll wait before make any changes.
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Re: Replacing a Imaging Server

dominicm <dominicm@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
> By experience, upgrading the primary servers is often resulting with
> problems.
>
> For now, my problem with imaging seems more stable, so I'll wait before
> make any changes.
>


Okay, yes there's always a chance of something to go wrong...

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