[THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions

Claudio, thanks for the info. I did not know you could get scripts for the
older hardware. I will have to check out the possibility of using RDP for
the old hardware, though the Ghosting seems pretty straightforward as well
and runs a tad cheaper than the RDP lics, plus the additional cost of the
EmBoot software. Nice to know that it is an option though.

rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Claudio Rodrigues [mailto:crodrigues@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 10:31 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions

We are using RDP 1.50 here with scripts for all the older hardware, from
ProLiants 1600s to 6000s.
It is not on the product by default but you can download off the web and
import at the Altiris Console.
Also to fix the PXE issue, EmBoot has PXE in a floppy to add PXE support for
ANY Nic, including Vmware.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Slayden [mailto:rslayden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: April 2, 2004 1:26 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions


Actually, the fix is to add the command -restorsig and -szf  to the
Additional Command Line Switches to enable the restore of a deploy image
with remapped drives. This is only valid for RDP 1.50 or later.
http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/rdp/knowledgebase/
0000
0122.html

RDP is great for the "latest" HP hardware but does not support the older
hardware, though I suppose you could install a PXE card in the older servers
and then use RDP, though there may be other restrictions as well. We are
upgrading (imaging) 4+ year-old PL6400 and DL580 servers (27 of them).
Looks
like Ghost will do this very nicely. Not sure why I've kept my head in the
sand to Ghost for all these years <g>. Could have saved myself a ton-o-work
rebuilding servers.=20

rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Luchette, Jon [mailto:JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 5:55 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions

I know that this isn't really an answer if you must use Ghost but I've heard
that the whole problem of imaging a Citrix server with remapped drives has
been fixed in HP's RDP (Rapid Deployment Pack) product.

/jL

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Semon [mailto:msemon@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:42 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions

Disk to image is the way I believe we did this.  There was a problem with
partition to image as I recall. Remember to use the -FDSP to force disk
signature preserve.

-Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Rob Slayden
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 7:44 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions


Using both the docs actually. Putting the steps together from Ch 5 of the
Advanced Concepts doco with the steps in the Ghost doco is about 90-95% of
what I need. Still curious about user drive prep and image deployment
methodology.

Thanks!!

rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.net [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 4:37 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions

Which the advanced concepts guide or the ghosting guide?
The advanced concepts guide is at:

http://thethin.net/citrixse/white/MetaFrame_XP/AdminGuides/Feature_Relea
se_3
_Advanced_Concepts.pdf
(this is the FR3 version)
Jim


Rob Slayden wrote:

> Thanks, Jim. Been using that as I have been testing in the lab, but it

> does not address the two questions I have posed to the list. It is 
> an=20 okay doc to get started though.
>
> rob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.net [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 4:22 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Ghosting Questions
>
> Rob the advanced concepts guide gives info on cloning servers.
> Also see:
>
> http://thin.net/citrixse/white/CCS_Docs/MetaFrame_XP/Imaging_MetaFrame
> _XP_Us
> ing_Ghost_6_5_1.pdf

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