Product Documentation

Using the Provisioning Services Console

Jan 15, 2016

Use the Provisioning Services Console to manage components within a Provisioning Services farm. The Console can be installed on any machine that can access the farm.

Starting the Console

Before starting the Console, make sure that the Stream Service is started and running on the Provisioning Server. (After the Configuration Wizard runs, the Stream Service starts automatically).

To start the Console

From the Start menu, select:

All Programs>Citrix>Provisioning Services>Citrix Provisioning Console

The Console’s main window appears.

Note: To connect to a farm refer to Farm Tasks.

Understanding the Console Window

On the main Console window, you can perform tasks necessary when setting up, modifying, tracking, deleting, and defining the relationships among vDisks, target devices, and Provisioning Servers within your network.

Using the Console Tree

The tree is located in the left pane of the Console window. The tree shows a hierarchical view of your network environment and managed objects within your network. What displays in the Details view depends on the object you have selected in the tree and your user role.

In the tree, click + to expand an managed object node, or click - to collapse the node.

Using the Console Tree

The tree is located in the left pane of the Console window. The tree shows a hierarchical view of your network environment and managed objects within your network. What displays in the Details view depends on the object you have selected in the tree and your user role.

In the tree, click + to expand an managed object node, or click - to collapse the node.

Basic Tree Hierarchy

Farm administrators can create new sites, views, and stores within the farm. The farm-level tree is organized as follows:
  • Farm
    • Sites
    • Views
    • Stores
Site administrators generally manage those objects within sites to which they have privileges. Site’s contain Provisioning Servers, a vDisk Pool, device collections and views. The site-level tree is organized as follows:
  • Site
    • Servers
    • Device Collections
    • vDisk Pool
    • vDisk Update Management
    • Views

Using the Details View

The right-hand pane of the Console window contains the details view. This view provides information about the object selected in the tree, in table format. The types of objects that display in the view include Provisioning Servers, target devices, and vDisks. For more detailed information, right-click on the object, then select the Properties menu.

The tables that display in the details view can be sorted in ascending and descending order.

In the Console, the objects that display and the tasks that you can perform are dependant on the role that you are assigned.

Common Action Menu Options

The following menu options are common to most objects in the Console:

New Window From Here

To open a new Console window, right-click on an object in the tree or in the details pane, then select the New Window from Here menu option. A new Console window opens. It may be necessary to minimize the window to view and toggle between one or more windows.

Refresh

To refresh information in the Console, right-click a folder, icon, or object, then select Refresh.

Export List

  1. To export table information from the details pane to a text or comma delimited file, select Export from the Action menu.
  2. Select the location where this file should be saved inSave in:
  3. Type or select the file name in the File name textbox.
  4. Select the file type from and Save as text boxes.
  5. Click Save to save the file.

Help

Select an object in the Console, then select Help from the Action menu to display information about that object.

View Options

To customize a Console view:
  1. Select View, then select either Add/Remove Columns... or Customize....
  2. If you selected:
    • Add/Remove Columns..., use the Add and Remove buttons to select which columns to display.
    • Customize..., select the check box next to each MMC and Snap-in view option that should display in the Console window.
  3. Click OK. The Console view refreshes to display the view options selected.