[THIN] Re: O/T - Citrix Dev, Test, Prelive > Live

PVS, native vm snapshot tool or volume shadow copy and there is good old ghost

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On Jul 28, 2011, at 9:34, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Altiris does a great job of managing this. It works just as well in a
> virtual environment as it does a physical one.
> 
> you can set aside as many images as you want, then push them wherever.
> it straightens out machine name, domain membership etc as part of the
> process.  Then from there, you can have it execute any number of
> post-image steps as you want.  That can be software installation,
> scripting, copying some files around etc.
> 
> The last environment I used it in, it delivered a fully installed OS
> with Citrix XenApp installed.  Once Altiris pushed the image, it then
> ran script jobs to join the farm, some reg tweaks, application
> installs,  plus a few other things I forget.
> 
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM, James Scanlon
> <James.Scanlon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> 
>> We were wondering what people out there use for replication/mirroring of
>> complicated environments.
>> 
>> We already have  DEV, TEST, PRELIVE and LIVE environments - but these are
>> fast becoming difficult to manage and to restore to the original 'baseline'
>> (or snapshot if you will)
>> 
>> We would like the ability to do a complete environment refresh then return
>> to baseline (including ALL technologies like AD, SQL, Exchange, Appsense,
>> APP-V servers, and finally CITRIX)
>> 
>> Its ok if the changes to the environments are manual - but we are looking
>> for a way to 'automate' the setup / rollback of the environments?
>> The only requirement thus far is virtual not physical. Any one got any
>> ideas?
>> Could the VMWare LabManager a suitable product for this? Any one had any
>> experience with it?
>> 
>> Cheers
>> James
>> 
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