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Change the Directory Server Host

You may need to specify a different directory server host if you relocate or remove the core (primary) directory server from your network. You can also use this setup page to enable or disable a secure connection between PolicyCenter and the directory server.

Important: Blue Coat recommends backing up the directory server before changing core directory server hosts. Note that the PolicyCenter installation on the new directory server host must be configured with a DNS name (or IP address) and a Directory server password before you change directory server hosts or subscribe units to the new PolicyCenter server.

To change the core directory server host:

  1. Access the PolicyCenter browser interface and click the Setup tab.

  2. From the left pane, select the Core Directory Server Setup Category.

  3. Specify the host name (recommended) or IP address of the new core directory server  show screen. If you are only changing secure/nonsecure connection settings between PolicyCenter and the existing Directory Server, enter the hostname or IP address of the current Directory Server.

  4. Enter the current directory server password.

  5. (Optional) Click the Secure Connection checkbox to require a secure LDAP connection between PolicyCenter and the directory server, or uncheck this box if a secure connection is no longer required.

  6. Click apply changes. Your PolicyCenter session will close, and you will be prompted to log in to PolicyCenter again.

  7. To verify your changes, click the Setup tab again.

  8. Select the Directory Servers setup page. The Core Directory Server section of this page should display the current settings for the core server.

If units were subscribed to the directory server using the IP address of the directory server and the IP address has changed, you will need to unsubscribe the units from the previous directory server, and resubscribe to the new core directory server. This is also true if you subscribed to the directory server using the DNS name and the new directory server has a different name. If, however, you subscribed the units by specifying the IP address or DNS name of the directory server and neither has changed, you do not need to perform the following steps.

First, the unit must be set to local mode, then resubscribed to PolicyCenter using the new directory server hostname or IP address.

Switch a PacketShaper to local mode:

  1. Access the PacketShaper's browser interface, using a browser and the IP address of the unit.

  2. Click the Setup tab.

  3. From the Choose Setup Page list, select PolicyCenter access.

  4. Select local mode.

    A pop-up window will ask you to confirm that you want to switch the unit to local mode.

  5. Click OK.

Next, resubscribe the PacketShaper to the new Directory Server:

  1. Access the PacketShaper's browser interface, then click the Setup tab.

  2. From the Choose Setup Page list, select PolicyCenter access. The PolicyCenter Access page appears.  show screen

  3. In the Directory Server Host field, provide the DNS name (recommended) or IP address of the Windows computer where PolicyCenter is installed.

  4. Enter the PolicyCenter directory server (super-user) password.

  5. In the Unit Name field, enter a unique name for the unit that will help you to identify the unit and its configuration within the PolicyCenter configuration hierarchy. The suggested names are the DNS name of the unit (if present) or the unit serial number.

  6. If you want a unit to retain its existing working configuration even after it has been added to PolicyCenter, select the convert configuration checkbox. If you select this option, the unit’s existing sharable attributes will be converted into a new PolicyCenter configuration with the same attributes and values.

  7. Click apply changes.

  8. A pop-up window appears and asks you to confirm your selection.
    Click OK.

 

PacketGuide™ for PacketWise® 9.1