[THIN] Re: Reboot active app server

As far as I know both are specified.  I'm still unfamiliar with the
tools for managing WI in PS4.0 and where things are set, so if you could
give me a hint on where to check, I'd appreciate it.

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 1:16 PM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Reboot active app server



Theoretically, no... But I have seen a short lag between when the server
was taken offline and when the ZDC removes it from the load table.   And
both servers are specified in WI?

 

Joe

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Evan Mann
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 10:04 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Reboot active app server

 

All users in my farm connect via PNAgent, which is pointed to a
dedicated box that has WI, or they access through Secure Gateway, which
again, hit's the WI box.  So, by disabling logons to a server, I should
have no problems with any users getting any errors when they try to
launch new apps, correct?

 

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Joe Shonk
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 1:03 PM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Reboot active app server

Well, there are two things...   How users find the farm to enumerate
applications and how users connect to applications.   If you disable
logons to the server, you are effectively telling the Farm that this
server is not available so do not send any new connection.  You do not
need to take the serve out of the published applications (which is a
pain if done by hand and you have a lot of Published Apps).

 

As far as how users find and enumerate applications,  that depends on
your architecture...  Is ica.domain.local a virtual IP that is load
balanced? Do you have multiple servers specified in ICA client
connections?

 

I have an active reboot script written in vbscript.  It essentially
waits until all connects are terminated/disconnected, performs weeks
maintenance tasks, and reboots.  The key to any active reboot scripts is
you HAVE to set a session time limit.  Not just idle and disconnect.

 

Joe

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jason Miller
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 9:50 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Reboot active app server

 

I believe if you disable ICA on the server you want to reboot, your
published apps are still going to look at that server when someone tries
to run the published app.

 

I'd take the server out of the published app list in the CMC....wait for
everyone to be done, and then reboot.

Also:  If you've got users connecting directly to the servers over an
ICA session, you can disable logins to that server via the CMC as well.

 

I think this way would better prevent users from getting error messages
and making phone calls...

 

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From: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 12:38 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Reboot active app server

I need to reboot an active app server in my farm.  It has active
sessions.  I don't need to do it immediately but want to do it soon.  Is
the best method to do this simply to disable ICA protocol so no further
sessions can connect and wait until users finish their active sessions?

 

I have app 2 servers in the farm where all apps are published, will
disabling ICA on one cause them to get any type of error when they try
to connect or will they simply hit the other server until I re-enable
ICA connections?

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