Monday, December 15, 2014

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Cloning

Here are the steps I've followed successfully to clone a non Data Collector XenApp role without using PvS: 

Find out about VMware Customisation
yes or no

Find out Data Collector

Local Admin Password
find out the username/password for local admin of the cloned machine

Shutdown XenApp Server

Take a snapshot of all XenApp Servers
SQL database

Start the XenApp Server

XenApp Role Manager
Start XA Role Manager
Edit Configuration
Prepare this server for imaging and provisioning
Do NOT remove this server from the farm
Change IMA to Manual

(if) there is NO VMware customisation Wizard
Run sysprep here (or not if want to use as a VMware template later)

Shutdown XenApp Server

Clone use vShpere Clone
- customize (if sysprep has not been done)
- no customize (if want to convert this as a template)

After finish cloning, convert the cloned VM to a template

Deploy VM from Template and Customize
Make sure it does not have network connected
Remove from Domain
Let it reboot once

Join to Domain
Connect the network
Join the deployed VM to the domain

Start IMA
Start IMA
Check Server Join to farm
Change IMA to automatic

Change the original master server IMA to automatic

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