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  • #6823
    Avatarmrnv
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    Hello,

    We are looking at changing the IP address of the Rapport server. At the moment we have got more than 400 XPe devices which has the IP address of the old server stored locally in Control panel (WDM).

    We are going to change the DHCP option tag 186 to point to the new IP of the Rapport server.

    Question is – Do i need to reboot all Wyse devices manually after we change the IP of the server? Will all the Wyse XPe devices pick up the new server IP automatically and will be changed locally in control panel? Any issues will i come across or i should be careful when i am changing IP of the Rapport server?

    Please advise. Thanks.

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    All clients should pick up the new IP. There was a bug in some HAgent version, so that they did not read OT 186. Test that before.
    After that all clients will pick up OT 186 and reboot 3 times automatically!

    CG

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    Avatarmrnv
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    Thanks CG.

    Issue is we do not have WDM configured in test and dev lab – so not sure if there is any other way to test this.

    Majority of our clients are on 5.1.1.23 Hagent version.

    Also, after the server IP is changed – will the Wyse units reboot automatically first time or do i have to manually reboot them?

    Thanks again.

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    I would do the following:

    – install a DHCP server in a test lab
    – create OT 186 on that DHCP server
    – start one client in the test lab and see if it is picking up the defined OT 186 IP address.

    If yes, fine! All other clients will then pick up the OT186 correctly and check in to the “new” WDM server. Reboots will happen automatically.

    If no, damned. You would have to manually alter each client to check in to the new WDM server.
    You could do this via a WDM package you have to create or locally at each client.

    CG

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    Thanks CG.

    If i have to create a WDM package to change the IP on the local device and push it on all clients then i will need to do this before i change the OT on the DHCP server – correct?

    Because if i change the OT first, then i guess the communication will break from the server to the clieets and then i will not be able to push any packages – only option then is doing it manually which is going to be a pain as i have got units all over the place.

    Any further tips please. Thanks.

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    Yes, of course.

    CG

    #21002
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    Just one more question – the clients that boot directly into XP (first boot option as hard drive and not PXE LAN – does not get an IP at the boot) will they automatically be updated with the new IP as well when rebooted?

    Thanks again.

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