We have a Metaframe XP farm consisting of 3 servers. Two run our mission critical application and the third is configured for e-mail and MS Office access and serves as a failover node for the two other "main" nodes (main in the sense that if the hosted application fails, we all close up shop and go home).
The RAID card on the e-mail/office/failover node failed, and while it was powered down awaiting a new controller, we attempted to access the Citrix Management Console. Although the console would launch, it would not enumerate the remaining two active nodes in the farm (the error indicated that the database could not be found and that no data was available).
Obviously, the data the console was trying to pull lives on the downed node, as as soon as we had it back up on line, the console behaved as expected.
My question is this: is this by design (the database living on only one node in the Citrix farm)? Is there a way to distribute or replicate this management database so that if one node in the farm fails, we do not loose management console?
Any info is appreciated - let me know if any more specific configuration info is required - I'll do my best to supply (I'm new in the organization, having srtarted this past Monday - the failure occurred on Tuesday...).
May 22, 2008 4:49 PM
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