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ZCM Installation Expansion / Upgrade Question

We've been a ZENworks customer for years and years, and now have an established 10.2.2 primary server in our corporate headquarters hosting about 425 clients. It's been working well, but the time has come to install Satellite servers in our remote locations and retire their ZDM7sp1 NetWare servers.

The only thing I'd change about our current setup is that I wish I would have used our active directory certificate authority rather than the internal ZCM certificate.

I'd also like to update our Primary Server at our headquarters to 10.3 before adding the satellite for our remote sites. This is to take advantage of the LDAP redundancy and Satellite updates for 10.3.

Is there a way to combine a certificate server change with the 10.3 server upgrade?

I will have both of the servers in our datacenter at the corporate headquarters for a short time while content replicates.

Thanks!
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Re: ZCM Installation Expansion / Upgrade Question

There is no really easy way to change from an Internal to External Cert.
It will be a real pain.

You best bet is to just upgrade to 10.3 and not worry about changing the
cert.

ZCM 10.3.1 will have so new cert changing features, but they are focused
mainly on replacing an expiring cert. They may assist in going to
external as well, but really not sure at this point.



On 7/13/2010 4:06 PM, geenick wrote:
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> We've been a ZENworks customer for years and years, and now have an
> established 10.2.2 primary server in our corporate headquarters hosting
> about 425 clients. It's been working well, but the time has come to
> install Satellite servers in our remote locations and retire their
> ZDM7sp1 NetWare servers.
>
> The only thing I'd change about our current setup is that I wish I
> would have used our active directory certificate authority rather than
> the internal ZCM certificate.
>
> I'd also like to update our Primary Server at our headquarters to 10.3
> before adding the satellite for our remote sites. This is to take
> advantage of the LDAP redundancy and Satellite updates for 10.3.
>
> IS THERE A WAY TO COMBINE A CERTIFICATE SERVER CHANGE WITH THE 10.3
> SERVER UPGRADE?
>
> I will have both of the servers in our datacenter at the corporate
> headquarters for a short time while content replicates.
>
> Thanks!
>
>



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Re: ZCM Installation Expansion / Upgrade Question

That's what I figured. Fixing the cert issue is more of a nicety than a requirement.

As for the 10.3 upgrade:

Are there any glaring open issues with the upgrade from 10.2.2 to 10.3? Is 10.3 as stable as 10.2.2?
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Re: ZCM Installation Expansion / Upgrade Question

More is fixed than breaks.
There are a couple hot fixes on download.novell.com you will want to
examine and can be rolled into the updated agent.



On 7/13/2010 4:46 PM, geenick wrote:
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> That's what I figured. Fixing the cert issue is more of a nicety than a
> requirement.
>
> As for the 10.3 upgrade:
>
> Are there any glaring open issues with the upgrade from 10.2.2 to 10.3?
> Is 10.3 as stable as 10.2.2?
>
>



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