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Citrix Provisioning Services 5.1

by on Jun.25, 2009, under Storage

Release: Citrix Provisioning Services 5.1



Citrix has released the latest version of Citrix Provisioning Services, version 5.1.  The product also had a name change, now called “Services” as opposed to ”Server” to better reflect what PVS really does.

You can  download Citrix Provisioning Services from the Citrix Downloads section.

Here is a list of whats new in this Release:

  • Standard Image Mode NIC Teaming
    Ability to use NIC teaming drivers for Broadcom and Intel NICs to setup ‘teams’
    on PVS Target devices.
  • Offline vDisk Maintenance
    Ability to boot PVS VHD files directly within Windows Virtual Server and Hyper-V.
  • User Assigned Virtual Disks
    vDisks are assigned to existing user groups rather than machines.
  • Offline DB Support
    Ability for PVS to continue to boot and run Target devices if the database
    becomes unavailable.
  • Multiple Partition vDisks
    Ability to create vDisks that include multiple partitions (e.g. both a C: and D:
  • Server Maintenance Mode
    Ability to initiate failover of all Target devices attached to a particular PVS Server
    to other servers in the PVS farm.
  • Enhanced Logging
    Enhancements to our current logging both on the server and the Target devices.
  • Auditing
    Ability to keep a log of actions performed by system administrators.
  • Read-only vDisk Storage
    Modifications that allow a vDisk to be stored on a read-only file system.
  • XP Embedded Streaming
    Ability to provision MS Windows XP Embedded


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