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Re: 11i EBusiness Suite - Can I change the IP address on the server?

From: BD <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:36:08 -0700
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On Aug 24, 3:32 pm, DA Morgan <> wrote:
> joel garry wrote:
> > On Aug 24, 10:42 am, DA Morgan <> wrote:
> >> BD wrote:
> >>> I'm deploying EBusiness 11i, for use in a training course.
> >>> The intent is to stage the server in a tech support area, test
> >>> functionality, and then relocate the server to the training
> >>> environment (this is a physical relocation, unfortunately).
> >>> I'm concerned about changing the IP address on the server in the
> >>> relocation process. I doubt it'll hurt anything, and will likely just
> >>> require some changes in client config, but wanted to check.
> >>> Is there a risk of changing the IP address on an Oracle Applications
> >>> Server once it's been deployed?
> >>> Thanks for any tips!
> >>> BD
> >> I doubt you are deploying the entire E-Business Suite tech stack
> >> on a single machine. Are you talking about the database? the
> >> app server? what?
> >> But generally speaking you are correct ... changing IP addresses
> >> is a really bad idea. Why can't you put it on the correct network
> >> from the start?
> > I think that is an irrelevant question. There are so many legitimate
> > reasons you might want to do that with a training or pre-sales
> > deployment, the ability to just plug in something fully tested ought
> > to be a standard and documented thing to do.
> > jg
> > --
> > is bogus.
> >
> The question isn't irrelevant as long as it is difficult to move
> pieces of the Oracle tech stack. Understanding why someone can not
> do something helps to guiding them to what they can do.
> --
> Daniel A. Morgan
> University of Washington
> (replace x with u to respond)
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The reason I asked about changing the IP was that the server will need to be physically relocated for the training session - the training area is still being plumbed, so the fiber connection between the training building and the server room is not in place yet.

So the server has to be moved for the training sessions.

What I've decided to do, in the absence of further wisdom, is simply assign the IP address which it will use in the training segment, before it is moved. It will not function as a network device, as its default gateway will be invalid, but any references to IP addresses that the application 'locks in' will have the correct address.

I have been advised about the 'autoconfig' function to reset the config settings of the app server, but I would prefer not to use this unless it's necessary. Received on Tue Aug 28 2007 - 11:36:08 CDT

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