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Successfully Deploying & Upgrading Provisioning Server. Peter Svoboda. PVS Escalation SUM307 - Successfully deploying and upgrading PVS. May 8, 2012. Tweet about this session with hashtag #SUM307 and #CitrixSummit. Agenda. The PVS deployment process from master target to vDisk

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successfully deploying upgrading provisioning server
Successfully Deploying & Upgrading Provisioning Server

Peter Svoboda

PVS Escalation

SUM307 - Successfully deploying and upgrading PVS

May 8, 2012

agenda
Agenda
  • The PVS deployment process from master target to vDisk
  • vDisk upgrade methods
  • Common Issues
  • Resources
  • Questions
pvs deployment process
PVS deployment process

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full vdisk creation process
Full vDisk Creation Process
  • Install OS on physical or virtual Target
  • Install PVS target software
  • Build the image

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Target Device

Software

Installation

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imaging tools
Imaging Tools
  • BNImage
  • XenConvert
  • Imaging Wizard

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building an image server configurations
Building an Image – Server configurations
  • The vDisk container needs to be created in the vdisk store
  • The target has to be added to the PVS database
  • The vDisk has to be assigned to the target and formatted

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BNImage

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Convert

the

Image

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Imaging

Wizard

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Test

and Deploy

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vdisk upgrade method server
vDisk Upgrade Method (Server)
  • This release supports upgrading from 5.1.2 and 5.6.x
  • Server upgrade steps
    • Failover all targets to another server(s)
    • Perform install/upgrade of PVS server software
    • Failover targets to upgraded server(s)
    • Configurations
    • Login server/TFTP service
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vdisk upgrade method target
vDisk Upgrade Method (Target)
  • Target upgrade steps
    • Golden Master
    • Reverse imaging process
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reverse image process overview
Reverse image process overview

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slide18

Reverse

Imaging

Process

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common issues1
Common Issues
  • Red X

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Not

Connected

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common issues2
Common Issues
  • Red X
    • Anti-Virus/Firewall
    • Network/Monitoring software
    • Ghost NICs
      • CTX133188
    • Cross Subnet Target and PVS Server
      • Hotfix CPVS60E013
      • PVS 6.1
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common issues3
Common Issues
  • Build issues
    • File Permissions
      • Hotfix CPVS60E013
      • Hotfix CPVS61E001
    • File Locking

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common issues4
Common Issues
  • Reverse Imaging
  • No bootable device found or missing MBR
    • Marking the partition active
    • Format using the Installation CD
  • Installation order

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resources
Resources
  • CTX129994 - Provisioning Services 6.0 Installation and Configuration Guide
  • CTX133188 - VMWare Ghost NICs
  • Hotfix CPVS60E013 - For Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0
  • Hotfix CPVS61E001- For Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1

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