Unit 7: Replica installation#
FreeIPA is designed to be run in a replicated multi-master environment. In this unit, we will install a replica of the existing master. For recommended production topologies, see https://www.freeipa.org/page/Deployment_Recommendations#Servers.2FReplicas.
If you have disabled the
allow_all HBAC rule, add a new rule
that will allow ``admin`` to access the ``sshd`` service on any
The first step of replica creation is to enrol the machine that will
become the replica. SSH to the
replica VM and enrol it per
Unit 2: Enrolling client machines
Now promote the client to server. We will set up the replica
without the CA or DNS role. In a production deployment there
should be at least one instance of these services in each data
centre. These roles can be configured later via
[replica]$ sudo ipa-replica-install Password for admin@IPADEMO.LOCAL: ipaserver.install.server.replicainstall: ERROR Reverse DNS resolution of address 192.168.33.10 (server.ipademo.local) failed. Clients may not function properly. Please check your DNS setup. (Note that this check queries IPA DNS directly and ignores /etc/hosts.) Continue? [no]: yes Run connection check to master Connection check OK Configuring directory server (dirsrv). Estimated time: 30 seconds [1/41]: creating directory server instance [2/41]: enabling ldapi ...
The rest of the replica installation process is almost identical to server installation. One important difference is the initial replication of data to the new Directory Server instance:
[28/41]: setting up initial replication Starting replication, please wait until this has completed. Update in progress, 4 seconds elapsed Update succeeded
ipa-replica-install finishes, the replica is operational.
LDAP changes on any server will be replicated to all other servers.
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