16.10 - Creating a Computer Component for Database Nodes and Unity Server - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

You must manually identify all database nodes, and Unity servers (if used), on each Windows KDC that can authenticate database users. This and subsequent procedures assume that the Windows KDC is an Active Directory server. Requirements are similar for other Windows KDC implementations, although methods may vary.

  1. On the Windows KDC (Active Directory server), click on Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Right click on Computers.
  3. Click on New > Computer.
  4. Enter the name of the Teradata Database node or Unity server and click Next.

    There are no rules for naming a node or server because the name is tied to the IP address in the next task. However, you can use a structure such as tdatsysa1-1, where:

    • tdatsysa is the system name (to differentiate among multiple systems).
    • The first 1 denotes a Teradata Database system clique ID.
    • The second 1 identifies a specific node within the clique.
      For Unity servers, you can use a naming convention like unity1, to differentiate among multiple Unity servers and backups.
  5. Click Finish.
Repeat this procedure for each node of each Teradata Database system and each Unity server that is served by the KDC. Maintain a list of node, system, and Unity server names for use in subsequent tasks.