App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

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App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by RAKI » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:42 pm

Hi,

We are using 2 publishing servers. These publishing servers are set through Group Policy on all the machines and can see in the registry as 1 and 2. I have seen that some of the clients are connecting to the second publishing server even though the first one is not down. I'm in a impression that the client choose the publishing server based on availability and in the order we defined in the group policy, isn't that right? recently we had a problem with second publishing server and the client still trying to publish from same server and application is giving network failure error. I did not understand why is it not using first publishing server. I have googled and did not find the related document, any help to explain the design will be appreciated.

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Re: App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by dBase » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:10 pm

That should not be the case. The app-v client installation puts a scheduled task on logon which contains syncappvpublishingserver.exe 1 as commandline. Please check that on those clients. The extra publishing servers are not foreseen for a high availability scenario. This should be achieved using load balancers.

You could use the second publishing server by changing this scheduled task or triggering it manually or via script.

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Re: App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by seq_tim » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:53 am

To get what you want you need to use an external load balancer instead of using the client 2nd slot.
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Re: App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by RAKI » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:55 am

dBase, i see the entries for both publishing servers in task scheduler on the client machines.

Thank you Tim, what is the actual purpose of the 2 nd slot?

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Re: App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by seq_tim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:17 am

If you have a remote site with a single publishing server and don't want to setup of GSLB, you could add a main site entry as a "backup". GLSB is the way to go.
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Re: App-V 5.1 Multiple Publishing Servers

Post by RAKI » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:47 pm

Thank you Tim.

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