ipa-replica-prepare(1) Create an IPA replica file


ipa-replica-prepare [OPTION]... hostname


Generates a replica file that may be used with ipa-replica-install to create a replica of an IPA server.

A replica can only be created on an IPA server installed with ipa-server-install (the first server).

You must provide the fully-qualified hostname of the machine you want to install the replica on and a host-specific replica_file will be created. It is host-specific because SSL server certificates are generated as part of the process and they are specific to a particular hostname.

If IPA manages the DNS for your domain, you should either use the --ip-address option or add the forward and reverse records manually using IPA plugins.

Once the file has been created it will be named replica-hostname. This file can then be moved across the network to the target machine and a new IPA replica setup by running ipa-replica-install replica-hostname.

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


PKCS#12 file containing the Directory Server SSL Certificate and Private Key
PKCS#12 file containing the Apache Server SSL Certificate and Private Key
PKCS#12 file containing the Kerberos KDC Certificate and Private Key
The password of the Directory Server PKCS#12 file
The password of the Apache Server PKCS#12 file
The password of the Kerberos KDC PKCS#12 file
Directory Manager (existing master) password
IP address of the replica server. If you provide this option, the A and PTR records will be added to the DNS.
The reverse DNS zone to use
Do not create reverse DNS zone
Location of CA PKCS#12 file, default /root/cacert.p12
Disables pkinit setup steps
Prints info log messages to the output


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