Product Documentation

Upgrading a Provisioning Services farm

Mar 08, 2017

Provisioning Services supports upgrading to the latest product version from versions starting with 5.1 SP1.

Before attempting to upgrade a Provisioning Services farm:
  • Select a maintenance window that has the least amount of traffic
  • Back up the Provisioning Services database
  • Back up all vDisks

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Remember: Mirror if you are in a high-availability scenario; for more information, see Database Mirroring. No special action is required during the upgrade once mirroring is set up.

To upgrade from a previous Provisioning Services farm, complete the following procedures:
  1. Upgrade the first Provisioning Server, which upgrades the Provisioning Services database.
  2. Upgrade Consoles. The Console is a separate executable that can be installed on upgraded servers (PVS_Console.exe or PVS_Console_64.exe). Citrix recommends upgrading Provisioning Services server and console software at the same time for each Provisioning Server system in the farm. Remote Consoles can be upgraded at any time.
  3. Upgrade the remaining Provisioning Servers within the farm. 
  4. Upgrade vDisks.

Important

If you are upgrading a Provisioning Services vDisk within a XenDesktop deployment, upgrade the Provisioning Services master target device software before upgrading the XenDesktop VDA software.

Upgrade Utilities

The Upgrade Wizard includes the following utilities:
  • The UpgradeAgent.exe runs on the target device to upgrade previously installed product software.
  • The UpgradeManager.exe runs on the Provisioning Server to control the upgrade process on the target device.