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Status Not under consideration
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 6, 2016

How to clone IIS environment

Our IIS environment consists of 3 tiers:
• Services tier host
• Engine tier host
• Metadata repository on Oracle database

We are looking into way how to “clone” such an environment and produce a new environment, which is placed on different hosts but is identical to the old environment and most importantly, contains exactly the same metadata as the “original” environment.
What we would like to do:
• Copy IIS-relevant directory structure from the “original” services tier host to the “clone” service tier host
• Copy IIS-relevant directory structure from the “original” engine tier host to the “clone” engine tier host
• Clone “original” database with the metadata repository to the new database.
• Get all the 3 tiers on new clone environments to work together through adjusting configurations and start the services

Obviously, the challenge here is to replace all the references to the “original” hosts and databases with the new ones, as well as changing passwords on the Metadata Repository.
If the cloned environment would still manage to write into Metadata repository of the production environment, that would be fatal.
There is IBM documentation present which describes changing host names, databases or passwords but it is generalized and we would really need concrete and specific documentation or tech notes on how to perform this cloning process.
  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2021

    Hello, are there any new updates about this idea?