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Local OES install for remote deployment?

I have several remote offices that each have an OES2 server. I would like to install a server here at my central office that I can just ship out to a regional office, have them plug it in, and it just works. I know that OES is kinda finicky about having its address change after it is installed so does anyone have any input on the best way to accomplish this? Can I set up an ethernet port here that appears to be on the same vlan as the remote office? Is there another way?

Thanks,
Toney.
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toneyc;2207386 wrote:
I have several remote offices that each have an OES2 server. I would like to install a server here at my central office that I can just ship out to a regional office, have them plug it in, and it just works. I know that OES is kinda finicky about having its address change after it is installed so does anyone have any input on the best way to accomplish this? Can I set up an ethernet port here that appears to be on the same vlan as the remote office? Is there another way?

Thanks,
Toney.


This is what we did (and I checked w/Novell and it IS supported):--I am assuming you have some form of remote management like HP ILO to do this.

1) Install the server at your main site ( meaning physically), but make sure you put it into the appropriate eDir container with the appropriate server name. In other words, EXCEPT for the IP address, pretend that you're installing it at the remote site.

2) Okay, setup everything that you need and then (this is important) make sure you copy the OESx.x changeip script to the server (the script is version specific so OES2 SP2 is diff. than OES2 SP3, which is diff. than OES11 I believe)

3) Ship the unit out, have them turn it on. Fire up ILO, login to the desktop and run the changeip script with the appropriate IP address. I think it needs a server reboot.

Voila!
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Thank you Sir, that sounds much easier!

Thanks,
Toney.
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toneyc;2207430 wrote:
Thank you Sir, that sounds much easier!

Thanks,
Toney.


Not a problem. Keep in mind I paraphrased the steps, but you get the drift.

There ARE certain things that you may need reconfigure manually (ie, GroupWise, for example). But the "OES" stuff (like iPrint, DHCP), we know worked just fine.
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