[THIN] Re: Failover for Citrix Web Interface?

  • From: "Steve Greenberg" <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:15:24 -0700

Agreed- if VM's are in the picture a few other options exist like Jim said
to make copies or use (carefully) HA features in the hypervisor


Steve Greenberg

Thin Client Computing

34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(602) 432-8649


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 8:52 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Failover for Citrix Web Interface?


Our WI/License server is a VM.  We make a copy of it.  If one fails we turn
the other one on.  You could probably somehow script the vm power on. 

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On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Steve Greenberg <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I would suggest you add another instance of Web Interface and license server
to one of the other boxes. If there is a failure of your WI/LIC server just
reconfigure the DNS to point to the new server for WI and change the farm
license setting to the new box. With a small environment you don't really
need much more.


If failover has to be automatic probably go with MS NLB or some form of MS



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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Peter Kung
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:30 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Failover for Citrix Web Interface?




This is probably a stupid question but I just got assigned to support the
Citrix farm in our environment so apologies in advance.


We're on Xenapp 5 with Presentation Server 4.5 - which I believe are the
latest stable releases.  We have Enterprise edition.


We don't have a load balancer.  Right now I have 4 servers.  I have 1
running as the license server and primary web interface.  2 are hosting
applications using the built-in load balancing/failover in Citrix.  I have
the last box hosting special applications that I would like to keep


Is there a way to do some fail-over with the web interface without a load
balancer?  Looks like Citrix got rid of having the centralized web
configuration recently.


Also any general suggestions/pointers on how to achieve load balancing and
failover without use of separate load balancer would also be greatly


Thank you.




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