Replacing DDW servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

BlueCat Address Manager

How to replace DDW servers.

Before replacing the DDW server, you must run the ResetFromProteusControl Windows Batch File located in the \Program Files\BlueCat Networks\Proteus DDW folder. The batch file performs the following actions:
  • Stops the Address Manager DNS and DHCP Manager Service
  • Deletes the cert.pfx file
  • Empties the ServerMap.csv file
  • Start the Address Manager DNS and DHCP Manager Service
To run the ResetFromProteusControl.bat file:
  1. Launch a command prompt window.
  2. Navigate to the \Program Files\BlueCat Networks\Proteus DDW directory.
  3. If you are running DDW on a 64-bit operating system, the BlueCat Networks folder is located in the Program Files (x86) folder.
  4. In the command prompt window, type ResetfromProteusControl.bat and press ENTER.
    Note: Alternatively, you can double-click the batch file from the Windows Explorer interface.
You must use the Replace function to replace a DDW server with a new server that has the DDW software installed. You can also use this function to change the IP address or the connection password.
Note: You must disable the server in Address Manager before you can replace it. After you disable a DDW server it cannot send notifications to Address Manager. After you replace a DDW server, you must import data from all of the Read-Only Windows servers it manages, or deploy data to all Read-Write servers before Address Manager can receive notifications.

To replace a DDW server:

  1. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the Servers tab again to ensure you are working with the Configuration information page.
  2. Under Server, click a DDW server. The server’s Details tab opens.
  3. Click the server name, then select Disable. The server is now disabled.
  4. Click the server name, then select Replace. The Replace Server page opens.
  5. Under Server, edit the server name, address, host name and password:
    • Name—enter a name for the server. This name is used only in the Address Manager user interface and is not associated with deployed DNS data.
    • Default Interface Address—enter the IP address assigned to the server.
    • Full Host Name—enter the hostname used for the server on the network.
    • Password—enter the password.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments to describe your changes. By default, this step is optional but might be set as a requirement.
  7. Click Replace. The replacement server is now enabled.
    Note: You do not need to enable the server because this occurs automatically during the replacement procedure.