Migration to new WDM server

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  • #7665
    AvatarDJJoshee
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    Hi guys,

    I seem to be going in circles here so hopefully someone can help.

    Basically I am trying to move our WDM/FileServer to a new location (new address and physically different location).
    Old Rapport – Win 2k3 Server, WDM 4.7.2
    New Rapport – Win 2k8 R2, WDM 4.9.1

    I can configure a single terminal with the new details for both File Servers/Path and WDM Servers and this works perfectly fine.

    We have around 550 terminals but they are configured without DHCP as this is not an option in our scenario so modifying the DNS options won’t work. Each terminal is manually setup and installed on-site.
    Keeping this in mind I then try setup a new WNOS.ini file on the old Rapport server (as a MAC.ini for single terminal) and set the “RapportServer=x.x.x.x” and “FileServer=”x.x.x.x” options in the configuration to point to the new server.

    After rebooting the terminal it will now pick up the FileServer change but it doesn’t change the WDM Server, no matter how many reboots. Even if it is getting the new WNOS.ini from the new server, it seems to ignore the option to change the WDM server address.

    The terminals are running release 7.1_131

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, happy to answer any questions on detail I may have missed.

    Cheers

    #23308
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    Can you post your wnos.ini and mac.ini?

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    #23310
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    Attached below, please note I’m using the MAC.ini so I can try a single terminal before I try the other 500 odd…

    Global WNOS.ini

    include=$mac.ini

    #


    # Allow User to make Changes to Configuration
    # Available choices are none, low, high
    privilege=high

    #


    # Allow long application names
    LongApplicationName=yes

    #


    # Set the terminal to enforce session sharing
    #
    #
    unisession=yes

    #disable guest login
    #DisableGuest=yes

    #


    # Network settings
    # Device=Ethernet Speed=”100M FD”
    Device=Auto

    #


    # Current Location of Rapport server
    RapportServer=10.4.2.29
    FileServer=10.4.2.29

    #NEW Add DNS Settings
    DNSIPVersion=ipv4 DNSDomain=**** DNSServer=10.4.16.11;10.9.16.10

    #


    # Turn on Screen saver with custom logo
    ScreenSaver=10 LockTerminal=yes SoftSaver=yes type=3 image=****.bmp

    #


    # log users off terminal after inactivity
    inactive=60

    #


    #Set time zone
    #DST Start and end dates in MMwwdd i.e. Month 01-12,
    #Week 01-04 (05 is last week of month), day 01-07 as Monday-Sunday
    Timeserver=**** Timeformat=”12-hour format” Dateformat=dd/mm/yyyy
    TimeZone=’GMT + 12:00′ ManualOverride=yes Daylight=yes Start=090507 End=040107

    #


    # Turn on VNC without prompting user
    VncPrompt=0
    MaxVNCD=1
    VNCPassword=****

    #


    # Set background wallpaper and screen resolution
    Resolution=1280×768 Refresh=60

    #


    # Set mouse speed
    MouseSpeed=1

    #


    # The following directive allows the Winterm 1200LE to attempt to
    # locate code files on the FTP server and to update the current
    # code on the Winterm if the version on the server is different.
    #
    autoload=1
    #
    Language=nz

    #


    # Disables display of the sign-on dialog box. These settings also set up pnagent and domain list
    #
    #
    signon=1
    PnliteServer=10.4.44.240
    Seamless=yes
    DomainList=****

    exit=all

    Example MAC.ini:

    #


    # Allow User to make Changes to Configuration
    # Available choices are none, low, high
    privilege=high

    #


    # Allow long application names
    LongApplicationName=yes

    #


    # Set the terminal to enforce session sharing
    #
    #
    unisession=yes

    #disable guest login
    #DisableGuest=yes

    #


    # Network settings
    # Device=Ethernet Speed=”100M FD”
    Device=Auto

    #


    # Location of NEW Rapport server
    RapportServer=10.9.63.60
    FileServer=10.9.63.60 UserName=anonymous

    #NEW Add DNS Settings
    DNSIPVersion=ipv4 DNSDomain=**** DNSServer=10.4.16.11;10.9.16.10

    #


    # Turn on Screen saver with custom logo
    ScreenSaver=10 LockTerminal=yes SoftSaver=yes type=3 image=****.bmp

    #


    # log users off terminal after 90 minutes of inactivity
    inactive=60

    #


    #Set time zone
    #DST Start and end dates in MMwwdd i.e. Month 01-12,
    #Week 01-04 (05 is last week of month), day 01-07 as Monday-Sunday
    Timeserver=**** Timeformat=”12-hour format” Dateformat=dd/mm/yyyy
    TimeZone=’GMT + 12:00′ ManualOverride=yes Daylight=yes Start=090507 End=040107

    #


    # Turn on VNC without prompting user
    VncPrompt=0
    MaxVNCD=1
    VNCPassword=****

    #


    # Set background wallpaper and screen resolution
    Resolution=1280×768 Refresh=60

    #


    # Set mouse speed
    MouseSpeed=1

    #


    # The following directive allows the Winterm 1200LE to attempt to
    # locate code files on the FTP server and to update the current
    # code on the Winterm if the version on the server is different.
    #
    autoload=1
    #
    Language=nz

    #


    # Disables display of the sign-on dialog box. These settings also set up pnagent and domain list
    #
    #
    signon=1
    PnliteServer=10.4.44.240
    Seamless=yes
    DomainList=****

    exit=all

    #23318
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    After a short look at your INI files, all look fine. Beside the fact that you can delete the “Exit=all” at the end of the wnos.ini as this is already the end of all INI processing, but not at the end of the mac.ini.

    I have tried this here and your config works perfectly fine in my lab. Are you using DHCP Option tag 186 maybe? Is the WDM field in WTOS greyed out or are you able to overwrite it manually?

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    #23324
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    Hmmm…Out of interest what firmware revision did you test with your lab? I’m sure I’ve done this in the past on old revisions and not had a problem.

    I’m able to overwrite the WDM server option manually on the terminal no problem and then it checks in as it should.

    I’m 99.9% sure there are no DHCP options set for 186.

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    7.1_207

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    #23375
    AvatarDJJoshee
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    So I replaced RCA_boot & RCA_wnos with the 7.1_207 code and am getting a weird issue…Basically I get stuck in a bootloop with the terminal putting this in the log before it reboots:
    “system will reboot after 5 seconds new file server settings will take effect”

    Any thoughts on this? I’ve seen it before and had to request a new RCA_boot from Wyse support…

    #23380
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    I guess you are pushing out the Fileserver via DHCP and again via wnos.ini. This is conflicting. Remove the Fileserver parameter from the wnos.ini.

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    #23396
    AvatarDJJoshee
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    As originally stated DHCP doesn’t get used since static IP’s are on?

    #23397
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    I just tried an old version 7.1_036 and it works exactly as expected. I suspect the versions I have received have some sort of bug. Version 7.1_122,7.1_131 and 7.1_207 don’t work for me =/

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