I have recieved the following query to make a DR for citrix farm. Here is the information I have recieved from customer
1> Custoemr has a building where there small data center exist. They have a small Citrix (Xen App) farm which consist of 15 server and they have 3 different applicaiton group (ERP applicaiton) where these all 15 citrix servers are distributed.
Now Customer want a DR site (separe bulding) and connected with WAN link. Also customer can afford only 6 servers for this DR site.
I have given these following suggesiton..
1> Make a separte databse server (1 server consumed from 6) and make a replication configured with existing database server.
2> Need a Addional domain controller in that site
3) Then make otehr 5 servers all citrix XenAp server.
4> Now in in current application folder(s) add these DR site servers with exiting servers which are already in the mail bulding.
5> In DR sites servers configure scheduling load evaluator so that when main bulding servers are up no connection will be directed to the DR servers
6>Once the Main bulding servers are down or complete bulding network got down, from DR site we can remoe the "scheduling" load evaluator and make those serers up of the respective application.
7> For Licensing as we have 30 days grade period customer is ready to use that span of time to make main bulding network up.
These all I have given suggestion. But I know I may not given the best idea for that I have told my customer to provide me few days to review this configuration/.
Can any oe help me to provide the best idea for this requirement.
Thanks in advance