Use the Automated vDisk Upgrade method when upgrading from 5.1.x, 5.6.x, or 6.0 to 6.1, and the Hyper-V upgrade method cannot be used. This upgrade method takes an existing vDisk and converts it to the current product version using the Upgrade Wizard and Upgrade Manager.
- All Provisioning Services Consoles have been upgraded.
- All Provisioning Servers have been upgraded.
- A copy of the vDisk has been created prior to upgrading.
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.
- On the master target device or maintenance device, depending on the target device platform, run either PVS_UpgradeWizard.exe or PVS_UpgradeWizard_x64.exe.
- Copy UpgradeManager61.exe from the Provisioning Services 6.1 Target Device product installation directory into the installation directory of the Provisioning Server. The default product installation directory is C:\Program Files\Citrix\Provisioning Services.
- On the Provisioning Server, run UpgradeManager61.exe.
- On the master target device, run UpgradeConfig.exe from the Windows Start menu shortcut or from the product installation directory:
- Specify a local account with Administrator privilege to AutoLogon. This local account cannot have an empty password.
- Specify a local partiton to which reverse imaging will clone data. The original hard drive that the vDisk was cloned from is recommended.
Note: If this is a new hard drive, use the manual upgrade method to initialize the hard drive.
- Specify the Provisioning Server IP address and a user account and password to connect to UpgradeManager. This account cannot have an empty password.
- Click OK.
- UpgradeConfig preforms a sanity check on various parameters. If everything passes, the UpgradeConfig exits, and then reboots the machine to start the upgrade script.
- The machine will reboot several times, and then display a message to indicate that the script has successfully completed.
Note: The AutoLogon clears when the upgrade completes. If AutoLogon is wanted for vDisk deployment, setup AutoLogon as necessary.