On 16.7.2014 15:03, Petr Viktorin wrote:
On 07/16/2014 02:34 PM, Choudhury, Suhail wrote:

I'd like some clarification on what a "master" and "replica" is please.

Once installed, all masters are identical (except some might have a CA and
some not).
The distinction is useful when installing a replica, where "master" and
"replica" generally mean "existing master" and "new master", respectively.

This doc suggests you start with 1 master and a replica can be promoted
to a master by changing "/var/lib/pki-ca/conf/CS.cfg":

That doc is ancient (Fedora 15), don't use it.

However IPA is supposed to be multi-master replication, and replication
agreements appears to be two ways when checking "ipa-replica-manage list
hostname" on a given IPA server.

So when creating a replica using:

ipa-replica-install --setup-ca --setup-dns --forwarder=
--forwarder= /root/replica-info-ipa01.domain.com.gpg

am I creating another "master replica"?

Yes, you're creating a new master; since you gave --setup-ca the two masters
will be equivalent.

Please note that --setup-dns is also important. Use it for the new replica if you have used it for the original master.

Petr^2 Spacek

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