King0770-Notes-Merge Two Independent Machines
- 1 King Notes Merge two Independent Machines
- 1.1 Section I - Prepare ZCS Machines
- 1.2 Section II - Export ldap data from ServerA
- 1.3 Section III - Import ldap data into ServerB
- 1.4 Section IV - Configure servers
- 1.5 Section V - Test
- 1.6 Section VI - Undocumented / Potential Issues
King Notes Merge two Independent Machines
Summary of steps
- Prepare ZCS machines
- Export ldap data from ServerA
- Import ldap data into ServerB
- Configure servers
- Potential Issues
Scenario: You have two ZCS machines, but they are independent of each other. Now a decision has been made to join the machines together.
Why merge two different Zimbra machines?
- Take advantage of the sharing capabilities, share calendar, mailbox, briefcase etc etc
- Consolidate two servers into one
- Need to transfer accounts ( See http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=CLI_zmmailboxmove_Network_Edition_only )
Section I - Prepare ZCS Machines
Be sure both machines have the same ZCS version.
LDAP passwords need to be same on both machines.
Run the following command on both machines.
zmlocalconfig -s | grep pass | grep ldap
If the passwords do not match between the two machines, you will need to change the passwords so the passwords match between both machines. After changing the passwords, you will need to restart ZCS services.
zmldappasswd -h Usage: /opt/zimbra/bin/zmldappasswd [-h] [-r] [-p] [-l] newpassword -h: display this help message -a: change ldap_amavis_password -l: change ldap_replication_password -n: change ldap_nginx_password -p: change ldap_postfix_password -r: change ldap_root_passwd Only one of a, l, n, p, or r may be specified Without options zimbra_ldap_password is changed
Section II - Export ldap data from ServerA
This is actually pretty straight forward. Basically we're going to export the ldap info into a file. Normally we can use the zmslapcat tool to export ldap info, however, we will need to parse out some superfluous info that zmslapcat would include.
Here's a small script to help facilitate this step. Basically, this will export all info ServerB will need to import.
#!/bin/bash if [ `whoami` != "zimbra" ]; then echo "You must be the zimbra user to run this script." exit 0 fi source /opt/zimbra/bin/zmshutil zmsetvars echo "Creating file in /tmp." ldapsearch -x -h `zmhostname` -D $zimbra_ldap_userdn -w $zimbra_ldap_password -LLL "(|(objectClass=*))" >> /tmp/`zmhostname`_`date +%F`.ldif
Note: The ldapsearch command is on one line.
Section III - Import ldap data into ServerB
After generating the ldif file on ServerA, transfer it to ServerB. And run ldapadd to import the data into ServerB.
Example: ldapadd -x -h `zmhostname` -D uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra -c -w `zmlocalconfig -s -m nokey zimbra_ldap_password` -f /tmp/temp.ldif"
Or you can use the alternative method.
Example: source /opt/zimbra/bin/zmshutil zmsetvars ldapadd -x -h `zmhostname` -D $zimbra_ldap_userdn -c -w $zimbra_ldap_password -f /tmp/temp.ldif"
Once the data is imported, restart ZCS services.
zmcontrol stop zmcontrol start
Section IV - Configure servers
Deciding which machine will be a ldap-master/replica
Up to this point, we were using "ServerA" and "ServerB" in generic terms. We haven't used "ldap-master" and "ldap-replica" terms yet. But now, it is important to be cognizant of which machine will be an ldap-master and which machine will be an ldap-replica. In this article, ServerA exported it's ldap data, and ServerB imported ServerA's ldap data, for our purposes here, ServerA will be an ldap-replica, and ServerB will be an ldap-master once this operation is complete.
At this point, we will need to configure ServerA to be an actual ldap-replica.
For this step do the following:
ldap stop cd /opt/zimbra/openldap-data /opt/zimbra/sleepycat/bin/db_recover rm alock *.bdb logs/* cd /opt/zimbra/openldap-data/accesslog/db /opt/zimbra/sleepycat/bin/db_recover rm -rf /opt/zimbra/openldap-data/accesslog ldap start
Change the server’s local config file to designate it as a replica. Here's an example to go by.
zmlocalconfig –e ldap_master_url="ldap://ServerB:389" zmlocalconfig –e ldap_url="ldap://ServerA:389 ldap://ServerB:389" zmlocalconfig –e ldap_is_master=false zmlocalconfig -e ldap_host=ServerB /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapenablereplica
ldap stop cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/hdb/db ~/bdb/bin/db_recover rm -rf alock *.bdb ../logs/* cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/accesslog/db/ ~/bdb/bin/db_recover rm -rf alock *.bdb ../logs/* ldap start
After making the changes for ldap replication, be sure to restart ZCS services.
zmcontrol stop zmcontrol start
Note: You may need to run /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapenablereplica on both machines. If one of the machines can't connect to the other, try running zmldapenablereplica on both machines.
If you haven't restarted ZCS services in Section III by now, go ahead and restart ZCS services.
zmcontrol stop zmcontrol start
Update SSH keys
Don't forget to run "zmupdateauthkeys" on both machines to update their SSH keys
Section V - Test
After both machines have been rebooted, each machine should be able to see each other.
Run the following command from the ldap-replica, both machines should be displayed. If you can see both machines, the merge was successful.
And run the following to see all the users from the ldap-replica
Try making a slight change to one of the users from the ldap-master machine, and see if you see the change from the ldap-replica machine.
Section VI - Undocumented / Potential Issues
One of the issues that you should be aware of is the fact that both machines will likely have the "default" COS. It may be advantageous to make the default COS from both machines to match as close as possible. Specifically, find out if the same options/features are enabled one both machines. You could run the command below from each machine into a file, and run a diff on the files from each machine. This should give you an idea of what are the differences are in the default COS between the two machines. Basically you want to make sure users are not losing any features in the default COS.
/opt/zimbra/openldap/sbin/slapcat -f ~/conf/slapd.conf -s cn=default,cn=cos,cn=zimbra
/opt/zimbra/openldap/sbin/slapcat -F ~/data/ldap/config/ -s cn=default,cn=cos,cn=zimbra