On Tue, November 15, 2011 00:40, Dan Scott wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> Is there a 'nice' way to reinstall a host? i.e. The host has already
> been installed in FreeIPA and for whatever reason I need to reinstall the OS, 
> so I have a clean
> system and the host is already enrolled on the server.
>
> ipa-client-install fails with "Host already enrolled" and I have to connect 
> to an enrolled client,
> remove the host, and then return to install the client.
>
> Would it be possible to have a '--reinstall' option to
> ipa-client-install? It wouldn't have to add the host into IPA, just configure 
> the files and get the
> keytab.
>
> Looking at the manpage, maybe I'm just looking for the --force option
> to force the config files, and ipa-getkeytab. Is there anything else I need 
> to do?
>


If you run "ipa host-diable <hostname>" or click on "Unprovision" in the webUI 
before
re-installing, then the host can be enrolled using the same IPA host account.


Rgds,
Siggi


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