Product Documentation

About Provisioning Services 7.6

Aug 27, 2015

What's new in Provisioning Services 7.6

  • Support for HP Moonshot System.
  • Personal vDisks (PvD) test mode. Use the new Personal vDisks (PvD) test device to test vdisk updates for a device that uses personal vDisks within a test environment. Using the PvD production environment, you can then test for compatibility with your actual environment.
  • Databases:
    • SQL Server 2014
    • SQL AlwaysOn for SQL Server 2012 and 2014
  • New hypervisor: XenServer 6.2.
  • Storage support for load balancing across all available storage targets.
Note: You must use the most recent version of the Citrix License server to get the latest features. When upgrading from an existing version of Provisioning Services to the newest version of Provisioning Services, the most recent version of the license server is usually available with the product software. If you do not upgrade to the latest version of the license server, the product license will enter the 96 hour grace period.

Known issues and limitations in Provisioning Services

Image Update Management feature
Provisioning Services does not support the use of Microsoft SCCM 2007 packages with SCCM 2012. You must re-develop the packages to be either applications or updates [#335531].
XenApp Platinum Edition upgrade
Following an upgrade to XenApp Platinum Edition to enable platinum features such as PVS, XenDesktop 7 may not be able to use the licenses as expected. This is due to an issue where Studio fails to discover XenApp Platinum licenses. To work around this issue, see http://blogs.citrix.com/?p=174198466.
Windows Defender

To improve performance, disable Windows Defender. Refer to Microsoft documentation for instructions on how to disable Windows Defender. [#423349].

Using command line interfaces

To manage a Provisioning Services implementation from the PowerShell command line interface, see the PowerShell Programmer's Guide 7.6.

To manage a Provisioning Services implementation from the SOAP Server command line interface, see the SOAP Server Progammer's Guide 7.6.

To manage a Provisioning Services implementation from the MAPI command line interface, see the MCLI Programmer's Guide 7.6.