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Unfortunately there is no way to update a server name in a Coyote Point Equalizer through the GUI without deleting and recreating the server. However these changes can be made manually in the eq.conf file.

1. Login to your CP Equalizer device via SSH

2. Switch to the root user:
su root

3. Make a backup of the live configuration file in a temporary location:
cp /var/eq/eq.conf /var/tmp/eq.conf.bak

4. Create a second copy of this backup so we can edit it:
cp /var/tmp/eq.conf.bak /var/tmp/eq.conf

5. Edit the copy with vi:
vi /var/tmp/eq.conf

6. Either manually update each occurance or do a mass search and replace using the following command in vi:
:%s/OldServerName/NewServerName/g

7. Save the file and exit vi. Then confirm there are no syntax errors in the updated configuration file:
parse_config -i /var/tmp/eq.conf

8. Enter the following commands to update the configuration file and force an update:
cp /var/tmp/eq.conf /var/eq/eq.conf
shadow /var/eq/eq.conf

9. Log into the web interface and confirm your changes were successful.

First you will need to create a .pem file which contains your key, certificate, and any intermediate/root certificates.

1. Open your preferred text editor and copy/paste your certificates in the following order:
Private key
SSL for your domain
Intermediate
Root

The format of your .pem file should look like this:

—–BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY—–
Private Key
—–END RSA PRIVATE KEY—–
—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
SSL for your domain
—–END CERTIFICATE—–
—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
Intermediate Certificate
—–END CERTIFICATE—–
—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
Root Certificate
—–END CERTIFICATE—–

Note: If your certificate is in PFX format you will need to split this into the separate certificate and key files. Search for a PFX splitter if needed as there are many tools out there for this.

2. Save your file with a .pem extension.

3. Login to the Coyote Point web interface and select the specific HTTPS cluster on the left.

4. Click the Security tab.

5. Browse to the .pem file created earlier and then click the upload button.

6. Here you should see the details for all certificates in the .pem file. Make sure you see the actual SSL for your domain along with any intermediate/root certificates.

7. Scroll down to the bottom of this window and hit continue.

8. Make sure to test the HTTPS connection to confirm the certificate is working properly.