Extend Citrix Server Farm over Wan Link
Posted on 2006-10-26
Maybe this won't be so munch of a Citrix question as to finding a solid Network topology. Currently we have a Frame Network all remote office connected to our HQ office where we have two MF Presentation 4.0 Servers on W2K3 with one Server Farm configured. We are looking at changing our Network configuration where we need to reduce the cost of the Frame Lines that we have out to outer offices. Basically the conceptual design at this time is to have 2 Citrix Server and 2 DC’s with DNS AD integrated in a second office. What I need to find out is do I create a new Farm for these two new Citrix Servers? One major requirement is that I need to have certain outer offices connect to these specific servers. We do not want them to come back to the HQ Office to connect to our Citrix Servers. Because I know that if we have them on the same Farm that they might connect to one of the servers in HQ just depending on what server is available for a Citrix Connection based on our Load Balancing. We’ll we have to use Zone Preference Failover in case one of the servers Farms are unavailable? These are requirements that I think will help us solidify our Network topology. The Applications that our Citrix Server hosts are vital to everyday processes.