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Netware Deployment Manager - Fatal Error

Posted on 2004-08-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have been given the go ahead to continue my Netware 5.1 to 6.5 migration. I have the pre-migration server to a point where I am trying to add it to the existing tree, and it is telling me to run the deployment manager. I stick the cd into my trusty workstation and run the thing. When I try to click on View and Update NDS, it tells me a fatal error has occured and shows me the location of a log. The log says the following:

*** Open log 08/25/2004 15:12:38 CDT ***

Informational: Beginning installation.
Informational: Input response file is: ..\DATA\UPDATENDS.IN
Informational: Input response file was UPDATENDS.IN found in location
    file:/C:\Program Files\Common Files\Novell\NIS30\data\..\DATA
Informational: NIS Record-Manager v1.0
Fatal: Could not initialize the Shipping Profile in
Fatal: (java.lang.ClassNotFoundException)
Fatal: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.novell.application.install.updatends.UpdateNDSProduct
      at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
      at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
      at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
      at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
      at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.resolveClass(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readOrdinaryObject(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(Unknown Source)
      at java.util.Hashtable.readObject(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.invokeReadObject(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readSerialData(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readOrdinaryObject(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(Unknown Source)
      at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(Unknown Source)
      at com.novell.application.install.Profile.<init>(Profile.java:117)
      at com.novell.application.install.Profile.scanForProfiles(Profile.java:1642)
      at com.novell.application.install.Driver.initShippingProfile(Driver.java:2075)
      at com.novell.application.install.Driver.work(Driver.java:1018)
      at com.novell.application.install.Driver.run(Driver.java:861)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

Fatal errors           3
Recoverable errors     0
Unknown errors         0
Warnings               0
Informational messages 4
Total logged messages  7
*** Close log 08/25/2004 15:12:49 CDT ***


I cannot continue. I just went to java.com and installed java on this machine. Then, I restarted my browser/deployment manager...but that did not help.

Any ideas?
Question by:eidson
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ID: 11897650
Are you manually adding the pre-migration server to your existing tree before running the Migration Wizard?

If so, don't.  It should be in its own temporary tree, and when the Migration Wizard is done,  it will rename the new server with the old server's identity and reboot,  and remove DS from the old server and shut it down.

Author Comment

ID: 11897852
Just to veryify what you are telling me:

I should install it to it's own temporary tree.

I had already done this. Then I was told by someone at Novell that I would have to add it to the existing tree so that both servers could see each other and that would be the only way for me to 'migrate' everything.

So that is wrong. I should install it to it's own tree? Just want to make sure as I've been given until noon tomorrow to migrate the server and and let all the school's users log into the new server.

BTW, thanks for the quick response!


Author Comment

ID: 11897878
One more thing...

Does the new dDirectory tree need to be named the same as the other tree or something new? I was under the impression it needed a different name.
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Accepted Solution

ShineOn earned 600 total points
ID: 11898044
No, you have to have them both on the same network segment so both servers can see and be seen by the Migration Workstation, and you have to be able to log in as Admin on both servers.   I don't know who at Novell would have told you to add a pre-migration server to your production tree in order to do the migration.

Go ahead and follow the directions that come with the Migration Wizard.  Make sure you download the most recent one from the Novell support website.

The temporary tree that the pre-migration install is set up in should be different from the production tree.  You don't have to rename the production tree.  I usually use "TEMP" for the tree name when doing the pre-migration install.

The temporary tree name goes away when the Migration Wizard transfers DS and the old server's identity to the new box.

Author Comment

ID: 11898346
Thank you. I still am not sure whether or not this will fix the error I was receiving while trying to run the deployment manager... however, you have definately set me on the correct path again.

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