[THIN] Re: Imaging Metaframe servers by breaking mirrored set and moving to another server.

  • From: "Stansel, Paul" <Paul.Stansel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:36:02 -0500

We use sysprep but do the same thing otherwise from time to time.  Seems to
work well for us.  Not sure why you'd be seeing that.

-Paul

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> From:         kevin.mcphail@xxxxxxxxxxx[SMTP:kevin.mcphail@xxxxxxxxxxx]
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> Sent:         Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:27 PM
> To:   thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:      [THIN] Imaging Metaframe servers by breaking mirrored set
> and moving to  another server.
> 
> I am trying to image 3 identical Dell Systems in my Server farm. One of
> the
> three is running well, while the other two have several annoying user
> issues. I have given up on making ghost work so I tried to break the
> mirror
> on the one that is stable and place that disk in the one of the ones that
> is
> not stable. I followed the directions in the Citrix article "Imaging
> Metaframe XP using Ghost 6.5.1". 
> 
>  
> 
> The steps I took were:
> 
>  
> 
> Server1 = Server I am breaking mirror on (Stable server)
> 
> Server2 = Server I am placing Server 1's disk into
> 
>  
> 
> 1.    Shut down server2 and remove its second disk so I have a backup of
> the current configuration I can revert to if the mirror image does not
> work..
> 2.    Boot server2 and remove it from all published apps.
> 3.    Uninstall metaframe on server2 to remove it from the farm.
> 4.    Confirm server2 no longer shows up in the server list of the other
> servers in the farm.
> 5.    Shutdown server2 and remove the second drive. Put 2nd drive from
> server 1 in Server 2. Server 2 now has only one unmirrored drive that is a
> mirror copy of server 1.
> 6.    Unplug server2's network cables and boot.
> 7.    Server 2 now is exact image of server 1. Logon and remove server 2
> from domain. 
> 8.    On domain pdc remove server2 from domain as well. Necessary since
> server 2 is not plugged into network at this point.
> 9.    Change IP address of server 2.
> 10.   stop ima service and set it to manual.
> 11.   remove wsid= line from mf20.dsn file
> 12.   delete wfcname.ini file
> 13.   delete rmlocaldatabase files
> 14.   Run sysinternals NEWSID app to replace SID.
> 15.   reboot and plug server2 into network
> 16.   log on to server and add back to domain.
> 17.   edit the mf20.dsn file document does not say to add WSID line back
> (is this correct?). Confirm Server and UID are correct. No changes made.
> 18.   recreate rmlocaldatabase file
> 19.   Set IMA to auto and reboot.
> 
>  
> 
> After I reboot I am able to see the server I just recreated in the
> resource
> manager of another server. I am even able to publish its desktop. The IMA
> service starts and no errors show up in either the Application log or the
> System log on either Server 1 or server 2. But I cannot log onto either
> server though ica and when I open the cmc at the console it hangs. If I
> try
> to log on through nfuse I get an unspecified error when trying to retrieve
> published applications. In looking through the document there are a couple
> things that I do slightly differently but I am not sure how to confirm if
> they are an issue. 
> 
>  
> 
> 1. It says not to add any licenses to the image but since I am using a
> working copy of server1 I could not remove licenses before the image. When
> I
> look at the licenses for server 2 from the CMC of server 3 (only one I can
> open) no licenses are showing. 
> 
>  
> 
> 2. I did not run sysprep but instead newsid. Should be fine since I do not
> need it to redetect hardware. 
> 
>  
> 
> 3. I removed the wsid from the mf20.dsn file but never re-added anything
> back. Does not seem right but directions did not specify adding anything
> back.
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> That's it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 
> 
> 
> 
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