-- Main.ctucker - 10 Jul 2006

Conversion Procedure For csterm Eons to tc Eons

CSCF is currently converting (renaming and renumbering) all supported CS thin client terminals from their existing network configurations to the more secure thin client subnets (49-net and 59-net). As thin clients are returned to CSCF for redistribution we take the time to not only upgrade their OS but also migrate them to the thin client networks. Below are listed the steps used in this procedure.

  • Create new DNS entries in NSBUILD for each terminal that is being converted.
    • Use NSBUILD's Advanced mode so that not only can you specify the terminal's new hostname and IP address but also the terminal's make, model and (new, if upgraded) OS.
    • A terminal's new hostname and IP address are both specified in numerical sequence:
      tcXYZ.cs corresponds to 129.97.59.XYZ
  • Create new labels for terminals being converted
    Standard Format:
    • 3/8" label tape, black on white
    • Ariel font
    • Appearance: hostname IP_Address
      • Eg: tc053.cs
  • Edit terminal hostname and IP in CSCF's inventory records
    • Query terminal by old hostname or inventory number.
    • Enter terminal's old hostname and IP address into the 'Comments' field to maintain a record of the terminal's former identity(s).
    • Remove the terminals old hostname and IP address labeling. Keep this label associated with the terminal for the time being as it will be needed later.
    • Apply the label for any newly created (and unassigned) terminal hostnames to the front of the terminal.
    • Change the hostname and IP inventory records for the terminal.
      • Inventory may complain that there is no DNS record for the new hostname. Simply check 'Ignore DNS' and use SAVE CHANGES again.
  • Hook up terminal(s) to the network for "Factory Reset"
    • Eon terminals will not adopt their new IPs until a Factory Reset is done. This due to the fact that previous IP addresses were hard coded into the networking and not supplied by DHCP. A Factory Reset clears all previous configurations.
  • ManEons - Update the terminal's records in the Eon Management.
    • Normally this only requires the addition of the new terminal IP addresses. The Eon Management software will determine if the terminals had previous names and replace them with their new names and IPs.
  • OsUpEons - Upgrade terminal OS (if needed)
    • ManEons - Update the terminal's records in the Eon Management a second time to record the terminal's new OS version.
  • ModEons - Apply CSCF modifications
  • ManMenus - Set Mandatory menu
  • PswdEons - Set the terminal's master password.
  • Remove the old terminal hostnames and IPs from NSBUILD.
    • Use the Advanced Search and first locate and delete any existing CNAMEs linked to the old hostname.
    • Then search for and delete the terminal's old hostname.
    • You may dispose of the old hostname labels at this time.
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