[THIN] Re: Adding servers in another location

Hi Brian
Currently our users get their application list (Desktop) through CPN using
DNS.
This situation is a lot trickier than I explained.

We merged with another company a while back and had decided to leave their
network in tact down there and simply setup a Trust relationship between
domains.  So up here (NorCal) we have Domain A with Citrix Farm A, in So Cal
we have Domain B with Citrix Farm B.  Now we are reaching the "take over"
phase and are attempting to DUPLICATE their servers, farms and domains in
NorCal.   The first step in that process is to duplicate the SoCal Citrix
farm and in NorCal.  

We purchased additional servers (which will effectively replace the existing
ones).  We setup the ICA Gateway but because the duplicate or "new servers"
were on the same subnet as the NorCal farm (Farm A) both master browsers
were "fighting" each other to become master browser.  We changed the
existing SoCal farm (Farm B) to not attempt to become master browser and
things were ok.    

The final result after today is that I was able to join the duplicate
servers to Farm B (SoCal).  I think so long as I change the DNS entry to
point to the new master browser (NorCal MB) we will be ok?  Anything else I
should check? 

Thanks in Advance,
Mario

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Madden [mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 11:07 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Adding servers in another location

To me, this is the textbook perfect reason to use NFuse/WI or PNAgent. :-)
Of course I understand that this is not your case and that you're using MF
1.8.

As you mention, adding the servers to the current farm would be the easiest
in terms of a seamless experience for the users. However, with MF 1.8,
you'll have to set up an ICA gateway, etc, etc..  How do your users
currently get their application lists?  If it's via UDP broadcasts, you're
kind of stuck if your new farm is on a different subnet--in this case you'll
need to update each user's pn.ini file.  If, by chance, you clients are
looking for the "ica" DNS entry (the default for http+tcp server locations),
then you can just modify your DNS tables..

Bottom line, though, is that you'll probably have to modify the INI files of
your clients.

Brian

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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Mario Villarreal
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 12:32 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Adding servers in another location

Hello
We are setting up three additional servers to add to an existing farm that
is currently in another location.  The plan is to turn off those servers and
run with these.SEAMLESSLY!   So my thought is that we have to add these new
servers to that farm.  Or is it ok to just create a new farm?  Again, we
want this to be seamless to the users on Monday.

Here's some more info:
Citrix MF 1.8 SP4 on W2k SP3. Our users connect to full desktops using PN
setup with DNS (citrix.onedomain.com).

Any help, suggestions or pointers are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Mario



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