This article show you how to add a new server to an existing farm Citrix Provisioning Services, then create environments allowing high availability, redundancy and load balancing with additional products.
Here we will focus mainly on how to add one or more servers to the farm with the same procedure for all.
The steps to perform are as follows:
- Installing Citrix Provisioning Services.
- Configuring the environment.
To do this we already have a farm called soluti-On server part where STI-PSI-SVR1. The installation will make a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition 64-bit, for the reason of having more cache memory management.
Installing Citrix Provisioning Services
In the installation menu choose Server Installation.
Then Install Server.
Appears installing Microsoft. NET Framework 3.0 (x64), click on the Install button.
When finished, we will have to rerun the installation. Welcome window appears the product, click on the Next button.
Accept the license terms and click on the Next button.
We introduce customer data and click on the Next button.
We stop default installation folder and click on the Next button.
We leave the complete installation and click on the Next button.
Once finished, click on the Finish button.
After a few seconds the setup wizard.
Configuring the environment
In the Citrix Provisioning Services Wizard click on the Next button to continue.
We wondered where DHCP server is running, choose which on another computer and click on the Next button.
We supply you the question as boot image, choose which options 66 and 67 of the DHCP server The service marked the option That runs on another computer and click on the Next button.
We wondered if we create a new farm or join an existing one, mark the option here Join existing farm and click on the Next button.
Selected using the Browse our database and configure the TCP port that will be the 1433, once we click the Next button.
We are available farms, in our case just one. The choose and click on the Next button.
We question whether it will be a member server in the same site or want to create a new site and a new group of customers. In our case it is a member server of the same existing site, called Sevilla.
We request the credentials to communicate with the SQL server, in our case we have a user named ctx-sql in the domain that is used for communication with the database. Configure option will mark the database for the account and click on the Next button.
We chose the network card that will handle the streaming service, in our case we only have one. The selected left and click on the Next button.
We say that if we want to use the TFTP service and the directory that contains the boot image. We click the Next button.
Then ask us servers will be able to supply the bootstrap startup file, it appears to us as the one defined, which I believe was first when he created the farm. Here we add our new server so that the two offer the. To do this click on the Add button and type the IP address of the current server, causing then click the OK button. To continue click on the Next button.
To conclude we checked the option to automatically start the service and click on the Finish button and then Done.
To verify that the desired result has been, we access the Citrix Management Console and go Provisioning Servers Site paragraph Sevilla. We found that the two servers appear.
To finish the setup process, we need to tell the server-SVR1 STI-PSI, the PSI-STI-server also provides the file SVR2 bootstrap. The choice we made during the setup process, just apply to the server you set up and not the entire farm.
To do this right-click on the PSI-STI-server and choose the option SVR1 Configure Bootstrap.
We click on the Add button and add the IP of the server you just installed. To accept we click the OK button.
And again we click the OK button.
We have configured the bootstrap file is supplied by both servers.