What is a typical CoLo Citrix config?

Experts, this is kind of a broad, open ended question, but our company is sending out part of our data center to colocation and the Citrix part of it is in my lap.   I'm wondering what is a typical Citrix configuration with disparate networks like this?  We are ps 4, standard edition right now, but I'm also wondering if I should consider upgrading to take advantage of the Program Neighborhood Agent over the internet?   And also, are there any other features in an upgrade that might benefit us in a colocation scenario?

Thanks in advance.
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Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - FellowCommented:
There is no "typical" config in a CoLo.

Do you want your users to automatically failover to the CoLo?  In that case be prepared to spend a lot of money.

Do you want your users to manually failover?  If so, do you want one URL or two?  i.e. A user normally connects to your Citrix farm via https://citrix.domain.com.  Do you want the same URL used for the DR site?  Or, do you want the users to be trained that if the primary URL fails that they try https://citrix2.domain.com?

Do you want the CoLo site to be hot or cold?  Hot means the CoLo site is in your current PS4 farm and therefore maintains all the farm settings and you have to remember to install applications and all updates to those servers.  Cold means the CoLo servers are powered off until they are needed.  When needed they are powered on and users connec via the backup URL.  You would also need to maintain these servers with the same application, Windows and Citrix updates as the production farm.

In either case you will need to test, test and test and when you think you have it all ironed out, test again.  Last thing you need is for the failover to fail and no one works when disaster strikes.  If that happens, update your resume quick.

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alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
Sorry to take so long to respond.    Thanks for the information.   I guess this project is still pretty open ended so I'll have to follow up with a more specific question later.
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