You can move a VDA
to another Site (from Site 1 to Site 2) when upgrading, or when moving a VDA
image that was created in a test Site to a production Site. There are two ways
to do this: using the installer or Citrix policies.
Move a VDA
using the installer
Important: Specify Delivery Controllers in the installer only when the
Controllers policy setting is not used.
Run the installer
and add a Delivery Controller, specifying the FQDN (DNS entry) of a Controller
in Site 2.
Move a VDA
using Citrix policies
Use the Group
Policy Editor to move multiple VDAs between Sites.
- Create a policy
in Site 1 that specifies the following settings, then filter the policy to the
Delivery Group level to initiate a staged VDA migration between the Sites.
- Controllers -
containing FQDNs (DNS entries) of one or more Controllers in Site 2.
- Enable auto update of
Controllers - set to disabled.
- Each VDA in the
Delivery Group is alerted within 90 minutes of the new policy. The VDA ignores
the list of Controllers it receives (because auto-update is disabled); it
selects one of the Controllers specified in the policy, which lists the
Controllers in Site 2.
- When the VDA
successfully registers with a Controller in Site 2, it receives the Site 2
ListOfDDCs and policy information, which has auto-update enabled by default.
Since the Controller with which the VDA was registered in Site 1 is not on the
list sent by the Controller in Site 2, the VDA re-registers, choosing among the
Controllers in the Site 2 list. From then on, the VDA is automatically updated
with information from Site 2.