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Add a server (with edirectory installed) to a existing tree


Can I add a server to a tree (e.g.: A.tree), when it is created as a new
tree but with the same tree name - e.g. A.tree?

E.g.: Server 1: a existing tree with name A.tree.
Server 2: a new tree created with the name A.tree as well
How do I add Server 2 to server 1?

My objective is to join a server to an existing tree after I have
installed edirectory and setup IDM. Is there a way for me to achieve
this?

Thank you.


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Re: Add a server (with edirectory installed) to a existing tree

On 05/27/2014 11:23 PM, mochacoffee wrote:
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> Can I add a server to a tree (e.g.: A.tree), when it is created as a new
> tree but with the same tree name - e.g. A.tree?


No; you should never have two servers with the same name in trees with the
same name, whether it is one tree or not. If you really want to put a
server into a tree, create a test tree. When done, remove the server from
that tree (effectively destroying the test tree in most cases unless you
have other servers in that tree too) and then add it as a new instance to
the new tree.

> E.g.: Server 1: a existing tree with name A.tree.
> Server 2: a new tree created with the name A.tree as well
> How do I add Server 2 to server 1?


Servers are never added to servers, but are added to trees. Remove the
server from the second tree and add it as a new server into the new tree.

> My objective is to join a server to an existing tree after I have
> installed edirectory and setup IDM. Is there a way for me to achieve
> this?


No, not on windows. On the Linux build you can install the eDirectory
binaries, then install the IDM binaries, and then join the entire thing to
an existing tree (so that you do not need to install/patch eDir/IDM after
joining the tree) but windows does not have this capability and instead
ties the binaries and the instance very closely together. When you remove
the instance (to get out of the tree before joining the other) you also
lose the eDir binaries, which of course breaks IDM, so you're starting
from scratch.

If you build a SLES box with eDirectory you can do what it sounds like you
want to do. The IDM installer has a cluster install mode that is made for
this type of thing so that you do not even need to install into the first
tree in order to install the eDir and IDM software before joining the
second tree.

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Re: Add a server (with edirectory installed) to a existing tree


The closest you can do is to RENAME the standalone tree, and then MERGE
it with the main tree. Generally speaking, you really don't want to do
what you're trying to do ... but to install IDM after the new server is
in the main tree.


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