Citrix XenApp Design Articles

Provisioning Services for XenApp Best Practices

http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx120464

Top 10 Items Found by Citrix Consulting on Assessments

http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119686

Provisioning Services for XenApp – Reference Architecture

http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx120512

Technical Introduction to XenApp 5 and Windows Server 2008 http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx118437

Provisioning Server High Availability Considerations http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX119286

Windows HA

There are a number of options to configure HA availability fault tolerance for Windows Servers

HA Platforms

  1. Vmware ESX HA (Highest Cost vs Highest Features)
  2. Microsoft Clustering (Lowest Cost vs Standard Features)
  3. Symantec Clustering and Symantec Dymanic Multipath Driver (Medium Cost vs Medium Features)
  4. EverRun (Low Cost vs High Features) *Integration with XenServer and ESX

with either SAN or iSCSI connectivity

Storage Options

  1. SAN Storage
  2. Hardware iSCSI
  3. Software based iSCSI

Other Options

  1. File Level Replication (SQL, DFS)
  2. Application Replicators (Symantec Replication Exec, IBM TivoliĀ® Storage Manager (TSM) FastBack)
  3. Bit/Block Level Storage Replication (IBM TPC for Replication)

IBM SVC Metro Mirror

How to failover IBM SVC Metro Mirror

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IBM XIV Storage System

IBM has purchased a new Storage system from XIV.. Ā http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/xiv/

http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS3882

IBM Videos

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IBM XIV Storage FTP Site –

IBM Systems Storage TOP GUN Certification
Required Reading for XIV Administration