How do I change the 800xA Aspect Server name?
We currently have 3 physical servers.
1. Aspect/Connectivity server 1
2. Aspect/Connectivity server 2
3. Remote server.
We are purchasing Stratus fault tolerant servers and are planning on using VMWare converter to convert the physical server to a VMWare Infrastructure virtual machine. The IP addresses of the virtual servers will be different. The 3 servers and 3 clients that we have are in a Workgroup. Ideally, I would like to run the 2 environments (physical and virtual) for a day or so in parallel for testing purposes. I need to do this without shutting the plant down.
I know how to change the name of the windows server (Control Panel --> System --> Change Settings --> Click on Change button in the Computer Name tab in Windows Server 2008).
What do I need to do with the 800xA system (ver. 5.1 base system) to work with the new server names? Is it wise to do it this way or is better to do a fresh server and 800xA install?
Thanks for your help!!!
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Basically, you are building a new system here.
800xA systems do not play nicely when you try to change IP addresses and node names in a running system.
If you are planning on running both systems in parallel and with different IP addresses, then I would suggest you install new "blank" 800xA servers, Restore the full backup from the live to the new Primary AS and then add in the other servers.
Also, be aware that running both systems live and in parallel may cause other issues with communications to the controllers.
To ensure you have all the correct 800xA software options installed, you can clone the existing AS machines, remove the system from them ( by deleting the system registry entries and cache files) and then change names and IP addresses before restoring the system again.
I wish you luck. Tasks like this are not for the faint hearted.
>"We are purchasing Stratus fault tolerant servers"
Please be ABSOLUTELY sure that the architecture you are buying is supported by 800xA. Check the 800xA virtualization guides for approved setups. There are many VMware setups that will not work with 800xA.