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Clone of McAfee ePO Server

morning all,

I've created a clone on our Production ePO (5.9.1) Windows 2016 server into our test environment, i've also taken a copy of the SQL database.  The cloned ePO server had to be renamed as all test machines report to the Production ePO server.

I've configured the new renamed ePO server to speak to the new copy of the SQL database, but before i create a Framepkg so some test machines can communicate with it i've noticed a couple of things.

Within Server Settings > Server Information, this is all correct with the new server names

But in Registered Servers > ePO servers, this still points to the old server name.

And is there anything I need to do with Server Settings > Security Keys as these still are named with the old server name.

As ever any help is always appreciated.



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Re: Clone of McAfee ePO Server

Hello @stuarthagan ,

If EPO is cloned it should have the same ip and hostname as previous one to make it work properly, and if you need to change the ip and host name then, I would suggest to go with DR process mentioned in KB66616. You just have to install Fresh epo to your test machine > restore db and respected files, and you are good to go.

There are two methods to do a DR process.

1. Manual > where you have to copy all files and folders.

2. Snapshot >you should only have the database file which can be restored at the time of installation of epo to your test machine.

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Re: Clone of McAfee ePO Server

No you don't need to do anything with the security key, those are fine.  Do you have any agent handlers in the production environment?  If so, be sure to remove them from agent handlers section in dev before pushing out any agents, as they would have remained in the database.

As for registered servers, you can edit that also to reflect the new name.  Just make sure also that the db connection info contains the correct info for your new sql server.  That should match core/config.

You might also want to go into server settings, server certificate and regenerate self-signed cert for the new epo server, as well as regenerate the apache cert after you do that.


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