|C H A P T E R 6|
Preparing for Configuration
This chapter describes what to do before you configure the Sun Ray server.
Topics in this chapter include:
To configure a new installation or an upgrade of Sun Ray Server Software:
1. Determine your network topology.
Sun Ray servers can be deployed on dedicated private networks and on shared networks. Sun Ray Server Software deployments on shared networks, whether routed or non-routed shared networks (LANs), offer many benefits to users, especially hotdesking. Shared networks can be configured with or without:
If you are not sure about any aspect of your network configuration, you may want to consult your IT staff. For more information, see Deployment on Shared Networks of the Sun Ray Server Software 3.1 Administrator's Guide.
2. Fill in the Configuration Worksheets.
3. Configure a Sun Ray interconnect interface if you do not require Sun Ray functionality on a LAN. See To Configure a Dedicated Sun Ray Interconnect Interface. To implement a LAN configuration, see To Configure the Sun Ray Server on a LAN.
4. Configure Sun Ray Server Software. See To Configure Sun Ray Server Software.
5. For failover groups, configure the hierarchy of the Sun Ray servers in the failover group. See To Configure the Sun Ray Server Hierarchy.
6. Synchronize the Sun Ray DTU firmware. See To Synchronize the Sun Ray DTU Firmware
7. After Configuration, reboot the Sun Ray server. See To Reboot the Sun Ray Server.
Repeat this sequence for each Sun Ray server in a failover group.
Fill out these worksheets so that the information is readily available during the actual configuration process. Values that are provided in italics are only examples and should not be used. Values provided in this font are defaults and can be used. Superscripted numbers (7) refer to footnotes at the end of this worksheet.
Number of Sun Ray DTU addresses
If yes, Failover group signature
If you are configuring a Sun Ray server on a LAN, use the following worksheet:
(1) These values are different for each Sun Ray server, even if that server is part of a failover group.(2) These values must be unique among the servers in a failover group. The following guidelines help you determine what addresses to allocate for each Sun Ray server:
If you are configuring for a failover group, fill in this portion of the worksheet:
(1) These values are different for each Sun Ray server, even if that server is part of a failover group.
Before configuring a Sun Ray server on a shared network, you should understand what your basic network configuration looks like. The following figures illustrate, in a simplified form, the most common types.
In contrast to private network configurations, shared network configurations with existing DHCP servers may require bootp forwarding in order to function properly with existing network infrastructure.
Many newer configurations will resemble the following figure, which illustrates a shared network with non-routed Sun Ray DTUs.
Some new configurations use shared, routed networks, as illustrated, in simplified form, in the following figure.