Updating device properties

To view or modify Update Device properties, right-click on the device in the Console, then select the Properties menu option. Properties include:

  • vDisk. Displays the vDisk that is assigned to this Update device. This field cannot be modified. Each Managed Device has a one-time relationship with a single vDisk of the same name.
  • Virtual Host Connection. Displays the name of the virtual host server assigned to this device. This field cannot be modified.
  • VM Name. The name of the virtual machine on the virtual host provider. This field cannot be modified.
  • VM MAC. The media access control (MAC) address of the network interface card that is installed in the Update device. This field cannot be modified.
  • VM Port. Provides the UDP port value. In most instances, the port number does not have to be modified. However, if Update device software conflicts with any other IP/UDP software (that is, they are sharing port), this value must be changed.
  • Name and String. There is no fixed limit to the number of names you can add. However, the maximum name length is 250 characters and the maximum value length is 1000 characters. Use any name for the field Name, but do not repeat a field name in the same device. Field names are not case sensitive. In other words, the system interprets “FIELDNAME” and “fieldname” as the same name. Blank spaces entered before or after the field name are automatically removed. A personality name cannot start with a $. This symbol is used for reserved values such as $DiskName and $WriteCacheType. On this tab, a new personality string can be created, or an existing string modified or removed.
  • Status. The following device status information appears:

    • Update Status: displays the status of the update as either inactive or active (update in progress).
    • Status: status of the device (active or inactive).
    • IP Address: provides the IP Address or ‘unknown’.
    • Server: the Provisioning Server that is communicating with this device.
    • Retries: the number of retries to permit when connecting to this device.
    • vDisk: provides the name of the vDisk or displays as ‘unknown’.
    • License information. Depending on the device vendor, displays product licensing information (including; n/a Desktop License, Datacenter License, XenApp License, or XenDesktop License).
  • Logging level. Select the logging level or select Off to disable logging:
    • Off. Logging is disabled for this Provisioning Server.
    • Fatal. Log information about an operation that the system could not recover from. Error logs information about an operation that produces an error condition.
    • Warning. Log information about an operation that completes successfully, but there are issues with the operation.
    • Info. Default logging level. Logs information about workflow, which generally explains how operations occur.
    • Debug. Logs related to a specific operation and is the highest level of logging. If logging is set to DEBUG all other levels of logging information are displayed in the log file.
    • Trace. Logs all valid operations.

Updating device properties