Deploying Citrix server from from VM Template

1. From VSphere client clone existing production Citrix server.
2. Remove the network adapter and power on the VM.
3. Run the SysPrep by selecting Generalize
4. Update the hostname and join to a WORKGORUP
5. Disable the Citrix IMA and Citrix MFCOM services.
6. Reboot the server.
7. Apply a new IP address.
8. Connect the production network adapter.
9. Join to the domain.
10. Move the server to the corresponding OU in Active Directory.
11. Update the registry keys: HLKM\Software\WOW6432Node\Citrix\IMA\Runtime\Hostname = {Citrix Server Name}
12. Uninstall and Install Antivirus software.
13. Recreate the Local Host Cache (dsmaint recreatelhc).
14. Reboot the server.
15. Change the Citrix IMA and Citrix MFCOM services from Disabled to Automatic. Start both services.
16. From Citrix AppCenter console check if the new server is available.
17. If Citrix System Monitoring Agent is installed, stop Citrix System Monitoring Agent service.
18. Rename RSDATR.FDB file to RSDATR.FDB_old located in “C:\Programdata\Citrix\System Monitoring\Data”.
19. Start Citrix System Monitoring Agent service.
20. Move the Citrix XenApp Servers to correct folder location in Citrix AppCenter console.


About Murugan B Iyyappan

Working as a Technical Specialist - Citrix solutions architect with 13 years of experience in the IT industry. Expertise in Citrix XenApp and VMware in Windows platform.
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