Redundancy with Citrix XPa Meta-Frame
Posted on 2004-11-04
Can anyone give me some advice setting up some Citrix servers to provide application availability if a Citrix Server in the farm should fail? I have set up two (for now) servers in a farm, both running XPa FP3. I have stored the database on a separate SQL 2000 server. If I run up applications from clients, it appears to load balance OK but I haven't tested thoroughly yet. However, I really want this for redundancy. The ERP application is installed on both servers, in an identical fashion. I would like have this so that if one or other server dies, the clients on that server get reconnected to the other server with the same session. At the moment if I kill one server, clients can reconnect to the other but only with a new session. The automatic reconnect seems to look for the dead server IP address rather than the farm.
I'm probably doing something wrong - I'd never used Citrix until about two hours ago...