How to move clone of virtual citrix server to new farm
Posted on 2012-03-13
We have a dev and production v4.5 MetaFrame citrix farm. All Citrix servers are virtualized using VMware. Here is our challenge.
We made a clone of the primary citrix server. The clone is assigned to an isolated network, as such can not contact either the dev or production farm. While the server is isolated; its name and IP is changed and it is added to a work group. It will be joined to the Active Directory after it is allowed on the network.
I am trying to figure out the best way to have this server join to the dev farm. Is it safe to bring the server on to the network after the server’s name & IP has been changed and it is out of the Active Directory? I am afraid it will try to keep the primary server role.
The clone was made of the primary server in the production farm. I do not understand the significance / role of the farm's primary server. What are the effects when reassigning the primary server?