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Cloning a existing XenApp 7.11 VDA Virtual server


Jimmy Salian1709153271

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Hi all,

 

I am looking for some options to clone an existing Xenapp 7.11 VDA Server hosted on a VMware 5.5 Hypervisior and this clone server will be used to deploy servers during the DR scenario to spin up additional servers required for User load.

 

I was not able to find any edocs on the Citrix site for this, can anybody share some experience?

 

Not using PVS so other options?

 

Thanks,

J

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Your local Citrix Partner can help you with DR design.

 

The Citrix-specific pieces are: ListOfDDCs registry key (if DR is a different farm), the vCenter Hosting connection, Catalogs/Delivery Groups, StoreFront, and NetScaler Gateway. Otherwise, most of the replication/recovery work is performed at the vSphere layer (clone, export/import, etc.)

 

Otherwise, you'll need to provide more details on your current infrastructure and what you're hoping to accomplish.

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I have had success with just cloning an existing XenApp 7.x VM (non MCS/PVS) to a template in vCenter and then deploying that with a custom specification to get it correctly configured during deployment and having post deployment scripts run to do things like reset SCCM/SCEP id's/certs.  Once deployed and ready they are just added to the correct machine catalog/delivery group as needed. 

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