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Cloning Citrix XenApp 4.5 on ESX 3.5

Though running Citrix XenApp 4.5 - formerly Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 - on XenServer 4.1, the new virtualization platform from Citrix, might be a likely topic for a Citrix Training Center blog, today the Citrix story I have to tell is actually about running XenApp 4.5 on VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3), because that’s what the customer was doing.

Apparently there’s a new industry coming up that is projected to bloom into a hundred and sixty billion dollar industry, soon, called “infrastructure on demand”.

The task was to create a “button” to press that would provision Citrix server vm’s, apps installed, Citrix software installed, configuration complete and documented, immediately, and while many of my peers approach this from a scripting point of view, with Windows sysprep utility and Enteo software complicating the process, I decided to see if I could get a citrix-vm clone going, having been hanging around training centers for the past 15 years and dealing with ghost issues all this time, having seen an older MetaFrame XP advanced admin course that bulleted a full page with what to watch out for when cloning Citrix servers, and knowing that the current version of the CCIA books say several times that Citrix supports cloning.

I Googled the issue and found very little from Citrix specifically, understandably with their big push for XenServer. Still, there were a few bloggers who’d tried it, and a couple of Powerpoints by VMware and Citrix from a couple of years ago, and I gave the new software a try at the old tricks.


Source via Doug's site

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  1. DO NOT USE ABOVE METHOD. UNITEK INSTRUCTOR IS WRONG AND HAS NO REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE WITH VMWARE OR CITRIX.

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