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

  • From: Luke Pidwarko <lukepidwarko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 15:07:55 +1000

Depends on budget and what infrastructure you can leverage. If possible my
vote would be for citrix PVS standard images.

Cheers,
Luke.



On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Magnus Hjorleifsson <magnus@xxxxxxxx>wrote:

> PVS, native vm snapshot tool or volume shadow copy and there is good old
> ghost
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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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