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Understanding How To, And Implications Of, Changing Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) Server Hostnames (Doc ID 2442823.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 5.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


It is common practice for the Secure Global Desktop (SGD) Administrator to create a prototype SGD deployment for usability testing prior to rolling the product (or a product update) into a production environment. 

Oracle's Desktop Virtualization team strongly recommends that once created, a 'test' environment should be maintained in parallel with a production deployment for future diagnostic testing or update verification.  That said, we do understand that not all customers have the resources to maintain a parallel test environment, and instead view this process as 'staging' for a production roll-out.

This document is intended as a high-level overview for important considerations for the SGD Administrator undertaking a logical move (be it physical, or virtual) of an existing deployment infrastructure. 


This document is intended as an organic, high-level checklist for SGD Administrators planning a substantial move of existing Secure Global Desktop infrastructure.


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In this Document
 Simple Scenario: Renaming a single SGD Server
 Using the tarantella serverrename command
 Important Considerations for Multiple Resource Moves
 Are server hostnames changing, or just an IP Address?
 How have any existing security certificates been provisioned?
 Is the optional SGD Gateway component in use?
 Renaming a SGD Gateway
 Renaming SGD nodes behind a SGD Gateway
 How large is the existing array?
 Is this change specific to SGD Resources, or are Application Servers moving as well?
 Are there any other changes in network topology or security standards between SGD Components?

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