Hi Frank,

AFAIK only WAS is affected.  And yes, a config option to update the 
hostname after the ghost install should work.  I've been meaning to write 
this, but just haven't gotten to it yet.

Don Yantzi
Technical Lead
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
IBM Toronto Lab

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Re: [WDSCI-L] installing v6 - warning when using ghost images

I upgraded 5 PCs from V5 to V6 and each took 24 hours.
I found V6 easier than V5. I used DVDs, and we got big PCs.
Our PC Services guys are looking to use Norton Ghost to make the install
process quicker and Dons caution is very helpful.

Don is only the WAS affected as I dont think I use that. Also 
perhaps a config option to refresh the host name, to be used after the 
ghost install.

Frank Kolmann

date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:37:41 -0500
from: Don Yantzi <yantzi@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] installing v6 - warning when using ghost images

Hi Joe,

Just a word of caution when using ghost images.  When you install WDSC, it 

creates a default instance of the WAS 6.1 test server.  The config files 
for the test server are created with the hostname of the PC where the 
install was done.  When the ghost image is then copied to each PC, the 
config files contains an incorrect hostname and the test server won't 
start (we always run into this at COMMON and the System i Technical 

You can fix this in one of two ways:

1.  Double click on the test server and switch from using RMI to SOAP for 
the communications.  You could do this on the ghost image then it would be 

set on each copy, although I have never tried this.

2.  After the images are installed, edit the file that contains the 
hostname and update it with the correct hostname (including domain name) 
for that PC.  The file you need to edit is something like:


You need to update all the hostname and host XML attributes that reference 

the hostname of the original PC.

Don Yantzi
Technical Lead
WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries
IBM Toronto Lab

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