7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2010 8:18 AM by Michael.N

    How to reinstall an existing ePO 4.0 onto a new server with the same IP but different Windows computer name

      Hi all,

      I need to move an existing instance of ePO 4.0 patch 6 (including policies, patch version, assignements, system tree, extensions, ...) and its local SQL instance from a server Server01 onto a new server Server02 (which would then take the IP address of Server01).

      I unfortunately have the strong constraint that I cannot reuse "Server01" as the windows computer name, for the new server.


      Here are the steps I plan to follow :

      - open the ePO console on Server01, go to Configuration > Server Settings > Security Keys > Edit > Agent-server secure communication keys > New Key > "Server02"

      - backup the whole "Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator" from Server01

      - backup the whole SQL database from Server01

      - switch off Server01

      - power up Server02 (with the former ip address of Server01)

      - install a basic (patch 0) version of ePO 4.0 on Server02

      - install a SQL server on Server02

      - stop all ePO services

      - delete the "Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator" folder from Server02 and replace it by the one that was backed up from Server01

      - import the backup of the SQL db into SQL server of Server02

      - start all ePO services

      - open ePO console using https://Server02/core/config, in order to provide the SQL db new connection settings

      - check that db.properties and server.ini contain the correct SQL connection settings

      - stop all ePO services ; start all ePO services


      Do you think it would work ?

      Will the ePO instance on Server02 automatically have the patch 6, as well as all extensions that the previous server had?

      Or are there some registry keys that I need to backup/restore first ?


      Are there files located in "Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator" that I should edit to specify the new server name ("Server02") instead of the previous one ?


      Thanks in advance...



      on 20/07/10 09:57:38 CEST