01-29-2019 01:13 AM
we have a pair of 825 VE appliance that needs a new licence. This will mean a new OVF will need to be deployed and new licence applied. I will need to keep the existing IP's .
Just wondering if someone has done this in the past and whats the best way to achieve this ?
I was thinking to:
- Take the Candidate offline and build a new virtual appliance ;
- apply same IP and new licence ;
- Add to the Grid as a new member ;
- Once its synched, promote it to Grid Master ;
- Repeat the process on another standalone member.
Just wondering if someoe has done this and if there is a better or easier option to achieve the same.
01-29-2019 07:03 AM
If all you need to do is to apply a new license to a Grid Member, there is no need to rebuild the appliance. You can log in to the CLI (via SSH) and issue the set license command to apply the new license key.
If you are upgrading the appliace (different model) or replacing as an RMA, then you can install the new appliace with the old appliance's IP address and rejoin the grid. When the device rejoins the grid, it will take on the configuration of the appliace being replaced. No changes required.
Reading through your steps, the Grid Manager will not allow you to add a new member with the IP address of an existing member. So that step is not required, unless the new member will have a different configuration.