If you have existing NIS servers running on your network, you can configure your NIS clients to use the Centrify Network Information Service over time, as needed. Once you have the Network Information Service running, you can also incrementally update the NIS data that’s stored in Active Directory using the Access Manager console. Any updates you make are then propagated to all of the adnisd servers automatically.
When you are satisfied that you have all of the appropriate NIS information stored in Active Directory and have deployed adnisd across the enterprise, as needed, you can then stop any remaining legacy NIS servers and complete the migration to Active Directory for secure, centralized directory service.
Note: Although you can leave the standard NIS servers in place indefinitely, you should plan to migrate all of your data and NIS clients to use the Centrify Network Information Service if you want you to centralize all authentication and directory service in Active Directory. Once you have imported all of the data you need into Active Directory and configured your existing NIS clients to use the Centrify Network Information Service in the appropriate zone, you can decommission any legacy NIS servers and stop any related services.