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How to move users to a new Mobility server

We want to move a group of users  (currently synced to Mobility through an LDAP group) to a new Mobility server running Sles 15 GMS 18.2.1. Current mobility server is  SLES 12 SP5 version 18.2.1 using self signed certs. The new server would be using a wildcard cert purchased from a CA.

So in the end, we would have two mobility servers, (an LDAP group for mobility users basically assigned to each server).. obviously the new server has new DNS name and IP. 

We use CISCO Meraki as an MDM if that matters.

What is the less painful way to migrate to the new server for both myself and end users? 🙂 Just not sure how to approach this one.

 

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@squartec 

Hi,

Firstly, on your new server, I highly recommend you make use of a GroupWise group and not LDAP - LDAP is going away in a future release of GMS.

Create your GroupWise group and add the necessary accounts to it. Add the group to the GMS server and wait for all the accounts to sync fully. Point those users to your new server (you say it has a different DNS name). Once their devices are all pointed to the new server then gracefully remove the user accounts from the old server. After having done so, you don't give an indication of how many users are involved, take a random sample of the users on the new server and run an mcheck on the user accounts to ensure that they no longer have event keys pointing to the old server. If they do it's easily remedied with mcheck.

Cheers,
Laura

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Thanks Laura.

Are there any issues with using  wild card cert?

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PMJI, but I've always used a wildcard cert with GMS and never had an issue.

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As @ketter mentioned there should be no problem. I have several customers using wildcard certificates.

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@laurabuckley 

We have edirectory groups that are associated to a  Groupwise PO , therefore in the GW system. If we configure GMS using GroupWise groups can we use these edirectory groups that "pushed" to the GroupWise system? (will GMS recongize them?)

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In my experiences - yes!

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