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

  • From: kevin.mcphail@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 13:17:46 -0500

Are your drives remapped? Any steps different from my long list below? :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Stansel, Paul [mailto:Paul.Stansel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:36 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: Imaging Metaframe servers by breaking mirrored set and
moving to another server.


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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