I have a single PVS server (Server 2008 R2) running on a single Farm with the basic DHCP options set for TFTP. I need to set up a 2nd PVS server for HA. I have read multiple forums that mention that this is possible but the only consideration is the way the PVS VM's receive the load balancing from. Since our DHCP server has options 66 & 67 set, where 66 points to the single Provisioning Server. How do the PVS VM's boot off 1 or the other.
According to Carl Stalhood if we are doing HA this can be done using a NetScaler and VIP. But the NS is on 9.5 and documentation mentions minimum is 10.1. The problem is our NetScaler is not located in this DC but at another and hence would traverse LB across our WAN. Should we implement a free NS at this DC to make this work? All the Citrix PVS VM's and PVS server are on an isolated VLAN as well.
What are my options if I don't have a NS at all and I want to set this up at a single DC? How about Microsoft Load Balancing feature.