DFSR architecture to support UEM

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I'm looking at a greenfield, two-site, Horizon 7, Cloud Pod Architecture, UEM, and App Volumes deployment.  I'm familiar with the Horizon 7 Multi-site Reference Architecture white paper, as well.

  • It sounds like the UEM IT config share only supports DFS Hub and Spoke architecture, not full mesh. Is that correct?
  • I understand the problem with using Active / Active UEM profile shares across sites.  But if I use the Desktop Pool setting, "Allow user to initiate separate sessions from different client devices" and set it to "No," the problem is negated, right? And if that's the case, then I can use Active / Active UEM profile shares, right?
  • In addition, since I'm using the Cloud Pod Architecture, I can configure home sites, which only allows a user to get a desktop at a specified site unless configured to do otherwise. Basically, I can "guarantee" that a user will not run into the Active / Active DFS Replication conflict resolution issue. Do you think this is supported or a good idea? I'm not trying to do anything fancy, but I like the idea of a simple DFS architecture while still staying true to the caveats called out in the reference architecture white paper.
  • What are some multi-site DFS architectures that folks are actually using today? I'm leaning towards 2 DFS nodes at each site in a Windows Failover Cluster to eliminate any single point of failure, but I'd love to eliminate complexity where I can.  I simple two-node DFS-R setup across sites would be great if I could get away with it.

All the best!

Mike

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sjesse
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Its more Microsoft saying you can't do the active / active part

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2533009/information-about-microsoft-support-policy-for-a-df...

basically its replication time if you look at all of the reasons they give. If you have a user logon to site a, then logoff and immediately go to site b, replication may not have finished yet.

I have a similar setup like you mention but more active passive since the second site is for DR. We had a problem with DFS causing both the profile share and the it config share to basically lock up. For now I'm just using robocopy scripts till I can revisit the issue.

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sjesse
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Its more Microsoft saying you can't do the active / active part

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2533009/information-about-microsoft-support-policy-for-a-df...

basically its replication time if you look at all of the reasons they give. If you have a user logon to site a, then logoff and immediately go to site b, replication may not have finished yet.

I have a similar setup like you mention but more active passive since the second site is for DR. We had a problem with DFS causing both the profile share and the it config share to basically lock up. For now I'm just using robocopy scripts till I can revisit the issue.

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MattVicos
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Hi Mike

Did you go with the Active/Active UEM profile share in the end? I'm in a similar position. What DFS architecture did you go with?

Many Thanks

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Hi Matt,

Yes, I set up active/active UEM, but we're not currently using it. The customer ended up using full clones, but the UEM environment is at least set up for the future.

- Mike

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mcity
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There appears to be no solution to this. I hit the issue, can't find anything on Active/Active with DFS!

 

 

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