A Provisioning Server is any server that has Stream Services installed. Provisioning Servers are used to stream software from vDisks, as needed, to target devices. In some implementations, vDisks reside directly on the Provisioning Server. In larger implementations, Provisioning Servers get the vDisk from a shared-storage device on the network.
Provisioning Servers also retrieve and provide configuration information to and from the Provisioning Services database. Provisioning Server configuration options are available to ensure high availability and load-balancing of target device connections
To configure a Provisioning Server and software components for the first time, run the Configuration Wizard (the Configuration Wizard can be re-run on a Provisioning Server at a later date in order to change network configuration settings). Refer to the Installation and Configuration Guide for Configuration Wizard details.
After the Provisioning Server software components are successfully installed, and the wizard configurations have been made, servers are managed through the Provisioning Services Console.