We have a heavily utilized Novell BorderManager server running NW 6.5 SP7 and NBM 3.9 SP1. It is on older hardware that is failing more and more. We have almost a 24/7 operation so I am trying to figure out the fastest way to bring a new server in the tree. Because we have all of the users pointing to the private IP address of the current NBM server, we would need to end up with the IP addresses the same and the name the same.

I am trying to think through the steps to build the new server that would guarantee the least down time for the old one. Because of various problems I would prefer to install NW & NBM from scratch instead of taking an image of the SYS volume from the current server and putting that on the new server. Any thoughts on how to proceed would be appreciated.