Active - Active SRM Configuration
Posted on 2009-12-29
I am implementing SRM in a VDI environment and trying to configure it in an Active-Active Design to minimize on idle hardware, while maximizing the utilization of all available resources. To accomplish the Active-Active Design, we are using shared storage with multiple arrays, and dedicating space for the images, while reserving space for replication, and vica-versa on the other array. My problems start in relation to the View environment and the connection brokers.
While manually provisioning and balancing machines across both sites won't be a huge chore, directing users to the sites with their Virtual desktop will be the challenge. Because we are attempting the Active-Active Design, I will have two View portals in the environment (Primary and Recovery) and I don't want to leave determining which site to go to up to the users. Ideally I would like to find a way to consolidate the View Portals into one URL using DNS, which can be done, BUT.. if the Primary site responds to the URL request and that User does not have a Virtual Machine on the Primary site, the log in will fail.. UNLESS, I can find a way to query both the Primary and Recovery site during the authentication process and have it then direct the user to the portal they have access to. So the question becomes.. Does anyone have any insight, direction, Hints, or Tips on how this can be addressed? Is anyone out there doing anything similar ? Your time and help is appreciated.