Each time a new version is created, the Access setting is automatically set to Maintenance to allow maintenance devices to make updates (read/write). After updates are complete, this version can be promoted from Maintenance to Test (read-only) to allow for testing by test devices, or directly to Production, for use by all target devices.
After completing an update using the manual method, the new version can be promoted to Test or Production from the vDisk Version dialog's Promote button. If Production is selected, a release date and time can be set, or the default (Immediate) can be accepted.
After completing an update using the automated update method, vDisk Update Management, the new version is promoted according to the Post Update setting selected when the Update Task Wizard is run. After the automatic update completes, promotion can also be set using the vDisk Version dialog's Promote button.
If issues exist, the new version can be reverted back from Test to Maintenance (if no active sessions exist), or from Production to either Test or Maintenance (any booted device must be shut down prior to reverting).