Migrate to support multi-domains

This topic describes how to migrate to support multi-domains for on-premises Windows assets if you have already configured a domain in your DPA environment.

Overview summary

This section describes a high-level view of the procedure.

  1. In DPA, go to Platform management > On-premises and delete the on-premises domain details.

  2. Go to Strong accounts and configure a new secret and domain.

  3. Create an on-premises connector pool.

For a more detailed description, see the following sections.

Before you begin

  • Make sure your DPA connectors are later than version 1.4.369.

  • Make sure you have a DPA connector installed on Windows.

  • Verify you can establish a DPA connection to a target.

Step 1: Delete your on-premises domain details

1. In DPA, go to Platform management, then click On-premises. The domain (at 1. Domain details) and strong account details (at 3. Configuration) are displayed. Take a note of these for use later.

2. After making sure you have a note of your domain and strong account username and password, click Reset. After the domain is reset, the page display changes and the previous domain details are no longer displayed.

Step 2: Configure the strong account

  1. On the menu, click Strong accounts.

  2. Click Add a strong account. The Add a strong account form is displayed.

  3. Select Stored in the DPA service.

  4. Enter the details in the Username, Password, and Account name fields.

    It is recommended to use a meaningful name for the account name because it helps with easier identification of the account, especially when you have many strong accounts.

  5. Click Add Strong account.

  6. Click Add domains.

  7. Enter the domain details, then click Save, then click Close.

  8. Verify that the strong account now displays, showing the domain.

Step 3: Create an on-premises connector pool

  1. On the menu, click Connectors.

  2. Click Add a pool, then click the On-premises tile. The Add a connector pool dialog is displayed.

  3. Create the connector pool by entering the requested information.

    At FQDNs, define the relevant domains. This should be in the format *.domain_name. (The same domain you configured in the previous steps).

    All machines in this domain will be covered by this connector pool.

  4. After creating the connector pool, on the same page, go to your existing connectors in DPA, under the default on-premises connector pool, named On-premises.

  5. Reassign those connectors to the new connector pool you just created in paragraph number 3:

    1. Click each connector to show its details, then click Reassign and choose the newly-created connector pool.

    2. Click Apply to save.

  6. Delete the default on-premises connector pool:

    1. Go to the pool named On-premises.

    2. At the right side of the row, click the three vertical dots to display available options, then click Delete.

Step 4: Verify the connection

Verify you can establish a DPA connection to a target.