Citrix Provisioning

Manually updating a vDisk image

The vDisk Versions dialog allows you to manually create a version of the vDisk’s base image.

Note: To automate an update process, configure for vDisk Update Management. See Automating vDisk Updates.

This procedure requires that:

  • a Maintenance device has been assigned to the vDisk being updated.
  • no version of this vDisk is under maintenance.
  • no active/booted target device in maintenance or test mode can be promoted.

Note: Updating images for devices that use a personal vDisk, must be done on a virtual machine that does not have a personal vDisk attached. Otherwise, updates are saved to the personal vDisk image rather than the virtual machine image.

To create a version:

  1. In the Console, right-click on a vDisk to version within a device collection or vDisk pool, then select Versions… from the context menu. The vDisk Versions dialog appears. Note: Verify that the vDisk is not in Private Image mode.
  2. Click New. The new version displays in the dialog with Access set to Maintenance and the update Type method set to Manual.
  3. Boot the vDisk from a Maintenance device, install or remove applications, add patches, and complete any other necessary updates, then shut down the Maintenance device. Optionally, test that changes were made successfully. Note: If booting a Test or Maintenance device, a boot menu displays that allows the user to select from which vDisk, or version of that vDisk, to boot from unless the device is a PvD Test device. Important: You cannot promote an active/booted target device in maintenance or test mode. If an active target device exists on the promoted version, the console displays an error stating Error Active Device. The task cannot be performed on active devices. Shut down the devices before attempting to perform this task.
  4. Right-click on the vDisk, then select the Promote… menu option from the context menu that appears. For more details on promoting versions refer to Promoting Updated Versions.
  5. Select to promote this maintenance version into test or directly into production. If Production is selected, set the availability of this version in production to be either immediate or scheduled.
  6. Click OK to promote this version and end maintenance.
Manually updating a vDisk image

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