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Utilities for Managing a Large Multi-Domain LAN Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104687D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wadood, SA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Migration Utility of IBM's LAN Server 2.0 allows a LAN administrator to migrate domain definitions from PCLP 1.3 and LAN Server 1.0 to LAN Server 2.0. These migration utility programs cannot be used to migrate and update the domain definitions from one domain to another domain if both the domains have the same version of LAN Server installed. In a large enterprise with multiple domains, there is a need to distribute the domain definitions from one domain to other newly installed domains. Currently, there is no mechanism to migrate and update the domain definitions at the same time. A LAN administrator would have to manually add the domain definitions using the LAN Server Full Screen Interface or the Command Line Interface.

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Utilities for Managing a Large Multi-Domain LAN Environment

      The Migration Utility of IBM's LAN Server 2.0 allows a LAN
administrator to migrate domain definitions from PCLP 1.3 and LAN
Server 1.0 to LAN Server 2.0.  These migration utility programs
cannot be used to migrate and update the domain definitions from one
domain to another domain if both the domains have the same version of
LAN Server installed.  In a large enterprise with multiple domains,
there is a need to distribute the domain definitions from one domain
to other newly installed domains.  Currently, there is no mechanism
to migrate and update the domain definitions at the same time.  A LAN
administrator would have to manually add the domain definitions using
the LAN Server Full Screen Interface or the Command Line Interface.
Two utility programs, LAN Server export and LAN Server import, have
been developed which can be run on LAN Server 1.3 and later versions.
These two utilities allow a network administrator to copy domain
definitions from one domain to another domain with an option to edit
some or all the domain definitions before copying to the destination
domain.  The network administrator executes the export program at the
source domain controller.  The export program reads the domain
definitions from the domain control database and the user accounts
database and creates an ascii file.  The ascii file contains the
following domain definitions:

    Machine definitions.
    Alias def...