- Upgrading vDisks using Hyper-V
- Upgrading vDisks by reverse imaging
Upgrade prerequisites include:
Reverse imaging can be used to update antivirus and malware definitions, however, UEFI cannot perform this task as BIOS can perform it.
When reverse imaging UEFI VMs, consider the following:
When using reverse imaging on UEFI VMs, consider that the process is destructive, all data will be lost as a result.
Automated Inline vDisk upgrades require that the vDisk is offline to target devices until the vDisk upgrade completes. To avoid vDisks being offline, create a clone of the vDisk and use it for the upgrade process. Then, after the upgrade completes, target devices can be migrated to the upgraded vDisk.
AutoLogon clears when the upgrade completes. If AutoLogon is wanted for vDisk deployment, setup AutoLogon as necessary.
Use the manual upgrade as a universal approach to upgrading vDisks, or if any of the following are true:
The manual upgrade method includes completing the following tasks:
There are two procedures that allow you to image a vDisk back to a hard drive. The procedure you select depends on the state of the disk drive you are imaging to. You can image back to the original hard drive from which the vDisk was created; this is the recommended method. Alternatively, you can image back using an unformatted, uninitialized hard disk drive.
Complete the following steps to install the latest product software on the Master Target Device.
Complete the following steps to image the target device’s hard drive onto the vDisk file: