Perhaps one of the most important properties of any technical design is knowing that it is not static and that changes will always need to be made. To that end, with MetaFrame XP it is possible (at any time) to move MetaFrame XP servers in and out of any farm, to move them to a different or new zone, or to point them to a new IMA data store location.
The movement and reconfiguration of MetaFrame XP servers is not tied to any particular MetaFrame XP network architecture. This means that you can design your MetaFrame XP network architecture for your environment as it stands today and then you can modify it in the future as your requirements and environment change and grow. We'll look at the specifics of how to move and reconfigure servers in Chapter 16.
Now that we've looked at the components that go into the creation of your MetaFrame XP network architecture design, let's take a look at a real world case study (beginning on the next page). In this case, we'll look at the many designs that an international toy company considered for their MetaFrame XP architecture, and the design that they finally chose.