Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:04 PM
If its a VPX, can't you just export the existing VM, then re-import it?
In a perfect world - yes.
We want to keep the current system live as we have to many moving parts to configure and its going to take a few weeks to get everything moved to the Data Center and reconfigured.
As the Data Center servers are able to see the branch office and vice versa, we did not want to have things running and causing IP conflicts, and MAC address collisions, as well as host name conflicts. The idea is to keep the current environment live and running, and when everything is done that needs to be done and everything is tested and working at the Data Center, we would just "flip the switch" so to speak.
I had tried exporting a configuration over to the XenServer in the Data Center, and with out any NIC's configured, tried to perform a reset on the configuration - this didn't work. I had to add purge the ns.conf file anyways, and add a nic back and run a basic setup from terminal, so it would be on a different IP. After doing that however, the Netscaler web interface refused to start. I did not have that problem when I launched a fresh instance of Netscaller 11.1, so I am thinking using a fresh "virgin" instance is the way to go for this and just moving the licenses, configuration, etc over to it.
The main file needed is the ns.conf (which, if you edit it, do NOT use wordpad or notepad. WinSCP works well, and I think notepad++ is ok.).
Notepad++ is the only editing tool I use (unless I'm in Linux, then its VI or Nano)
Other things you might want:
... and don't forget to sort out a license (if you can force the MAC to be the same, then you can use the same license)
Yes, you can extract these from a backup, or you could just as easily use winscp to take them off the live system
I'm leaning toward your suggestion and grabbing them from the live system and moving them to the new location using WinSCP. I think that would be a better method We have a 90 day trial license for the other Netscaller to assist with the transition and testing. We hope to have it up and running in a few weeks, but its good to have a bit of extra leeway should things not go according to plan.
Thanks for the suggestion and the help!
I'll download the same version of Netscaller to our live environment