Re: [ADSM-L] Neutering a test server

2012-05-14 11:31:01
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Neutering a test server
From: Richard Rhodes <rrhodes AT FIRSTENERGYCORP DOT COM>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 11:20:51 -0400
What I do on our test server is put dummy entries in the /etc/hosts file
for my other tsm servers.  The search order is set to check hosts file
entries first, then dns.

For example,

real server:                tsm1
on server - in /etc/hosts:  tsm2

Of course, this is assuming you have names in the tsm server definitions.


From:   Zoltan Forray/AC/VCU <zforray AT VCU DOT EDU>
Date:   05/14/2012 09:54 AM
Subject:        Neutering a test server
Sent by:        "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>

Recently, for migration/testing purposes,  I did a full conversion of a
5.5 server to 6.2 on my test TSM server.

I would like to continue using this server to test additional upgrades
without having to wipe and rebuild.

Unfortunately, since it is a copy of a real server, whenever I fire it up,
it keeps trying to "reach out and touch" other TSM servers that it has
definitions to (library manager, etc), thus producing constant error
messages due to invalid passwords, etc.

I am concerned if I play with it to do like things mass-deletes, etc,  it
will try to do things like purge/release tapes, etc.

Besides adding to DSMSERV.OPT:


What else can I do to neuter it to avoid possible problems?

In this same vein, is there a simple way to remove the current instance
and install/configure another one?

Zoltan Forray
TSM Software & Hardware Administrator
Virginia Commonwealth University
UCC/Office of Technology Services
zforray AT vcu DOT edu - 804-828-4807
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