Network settings modification scenario for all nodes

3 July 2024

ID 242105

Scenario for modifying the network settings of all cluster nodes involves the following steps:

  1. Disabling mail traffic processing on all cluster nodes

    If you are using a load balancer, turn off the load on the nodes in load balancer settings. If you are not using a load balancer, in the web interface of Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway, disable the reception of messages for all nodes.

    After turning off the load, wait until messages from all queues are completely sent on the nodes.

  2. Changing the address of the Control node

    To do so, on the Control node:

    1. Modify the network settings of the node in Technical Support Mode.

      You can modify the network settings of the operating system, IP addresses of network adapters, the default gateway address, DNS server addresses.

    2. Test the network settings of the operating system on the node.

      This step lets you make sure that the new network settings are in fact applied.

    3. Modify the A and PTR records on the DNS server for the Control node to match the new IP address and domain name of the node.

      This is necessary for correct functioning of Kerberos authentication with the Single Sign-On technology and for interaction with other mail systems.

    4. Change the address of the node in the program in Technical Support Mode

      This step is necessary if the IP address or port of the node was modified.

  3. Removing Secondary nodes from the cluster

    Log in to the web interface of the Control node using the new address and remove all Secondary nodes from the cluster.

    If the cluster contains a single node, skip this step and go to step 6.

  4. Changing the addresses of Secondary nodes

    Change the addresses of all Secondary nodes, one by one. To do so, on each node:

    1. Modify the network settings of the Secondary node in Technical Support Mode.

      You can modify the network settings of the operating system, IP addresses of network adapters, the default gateway address, DNS server addresses.

    2. Test the network settings of the operating system on the node.

      This step lets you make sure that the new network settings are in fact applied.

    3. Modify the A and PTR records on the DNS server for the Secondary node to match the new IP address and domain name of the node.

      This is necessary for correct functioning of Kerberos authentication with the Single Sign-On technology and for interaction with other mail systems.

    4. Change the address of the node in the program in Technical Support Mode

    This step is necessary if the IP address or port of the node was modified.

  5. Adding Secondary nodes to the cluster

    Use the new address of the Control node to log in to the web interface and add Secondary nodes with the new addresses to the cluster.

  6. Checking the availability and health of all cluster nodes

    You can view the statuses of cluster nodes in the web interface of the Control node.

  7. Enabling mail traffic processing on nodes

    Enable the reception of messages on cluster nodes under their new addresses, one by one. Make sure that traffic is being processed without errors.

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