Hi lovely Community,
I got the task to move/replace an existing Device Services Server W2008 to a new fresh installed Windows 2016 Server and want to make sure that im not missing something and im well prepared for that project. I would really appreciate your advice !
I have an airwatch environment with the following components/versions:
Airwatch installed in Version 188.8.131.52 (18.11)
1x Device Services Server (is in the DMZ and from the Internet reachable) - W2008
1 x Console Server (Internal LAN)
1 x SQL Database Server (Internal LAN)
The goal is to replace the Device Services Server W2008 and migrate/replace it with a new and fresh installed W2016 Server also in DMZ but in a different VLAN (so the new Server will get a different IP Adress i assume). First step is just to get/replace the Device Services Server to a new Server and in the future we are going to update it.
Method/Steps to do:
Like i found already in the forum (https://communities.vmware.com/thread/625596) i would to the following steps:
- Stop services on the old W2008 server
- Set up Airwatch in the same version (Main Install 18.11 + Hotfix) on the new W2016 Server and than point it to the same DB Server + Set Up the same Firewall Rules for the new W2016 Server like for the W2008 Server
- If the connection and everything is working to the new Server (how do i check that?) than i would to the following:
-Change the internal DNS record so that the devices will communicate over the official DNS Name with the new IP of the new 2016 Server in the Background instead of the W2008 Server (Or would you recommend to keep the same IP?)
I think with this method i would set up a N+1 Scenario for the Device Services Server and than i can shut down the W2008 Server easily or? Like someone wrote everything is stored in the database so it should be no problem to set up Airwatch Device Services Server and let it point to the same DB.
Do i have to install also a new SSL Cert on IIS on the new Server? Is there any other step to take care of?
Couldn`t realy find an official Document from Airwatch for that.
Thanks a lot everybody for your help !
Cheers and have a lovely day