ipa-replica-install(1) Create an IPA replica


ipa-replica-install [OPTION]... replica_file


Configures a new IPA server that is a replica of the server that generated it. Once it has been created it is an exact copy of the original IPA server and is an equal master. Changes made to any master are automatically replicated to other masters.

The replica_file is created using the ipa-replica-prepare utility.

If the installation fails you may need to run ipa-server-install --uninstall before running ipa-replica-install again.

The installation will fail if the host you are installing the replica on exists as a host in IPA or an existing replication agreement exists (for example, from a previously failed installation).

A replica should only be installed on the same or higher version of IPA on the remote system.



Install and configure a CA on this replica. If a CA is not configured then certificate operations will be forwarded to a master with a CA installed.
The IP address of this server. If this address does not match the address the host resolves to and --setup-dns is not selected the installation will fail. If the server hostname is not resolvable, a record for the hostname and IP_ADDRESS is added to /etc/hosts.
Directory Manager (existing master) password
Admin user Kerberos password used for connection check
Create home directories for users on their first login
-N, --no-ntp
Do not configure NTP
Do not automatically redirect to the Web UI.
Configure OpenSSH client to trust DNS SSHFP records.
Do not configure OpenSSH client.
Do not configure OpenSSH server.
Skip connection check to remote master
-d, --debug
Enable debug logging when more verbose output is needed
, --unattended
An unattended installation that will never prompt for user input


Disables pkinit setup steps
Skip check for updated CA DS schema on the remote master


Generate a DNS zone if it does not exist already and configure the DNS server. This option requires that you either specify at least one DNS forwarder through the --forwarder option or use the --no-forwarders option.
Add a DNS forwarder to the DNS configuration. You can use this option multiple times to specify more forwarders, but at least one must be provided, unless the --no-forwarders option is specified.
Do not add any DNS forwarders. Root DNS servers will be used instead.
The reverse DNS zone to use
Do not create new reverse DNS zone. If a reverse DNS zone already exists for the subnet, it will be used.
Do not use DNS for hostname lookup during installation
Do not automatically create DNS SSHFP records.


0 if the command was successful

1 if an error occurred

3 if the host exists in the IPA server or a replication agreement to the remote master already exists