PRIMARY DOMAIN SERVER - changing network card effects on exchange
Posted on 2004-03-24
We have a nice win2k server running as our primary domain - talking to a unix dns, linux gateway.
This server hosts our exchange configuration plus a multitude of applications etc etc.
I'm planning to take it down and replace the current network card with a gig one - should be nice an fast.
I will take a copy of all the static ip address's, dns etc etc off the current. I'll set the ip address's of the new card to match.
My question is, what are the ramifications on other parts of the system of doing this? Are there likely to be any problems with exchange that will last through the reboot and install of new card etc?
This is a pretty simple task, but i'm a little nervous about the repercussions. I know that replacing a network card on a unix system is quite involved and can cause major problems.
Any tips appreciated.