Citrix has released the latest version of Citrix Provisioning Services, version 5.1. The product also had a name change, now called “Services” as opposed to “Server” to better reflect what PVS really does.
You can download Citrix Provisioning Services from the Citrix Downloads section.
Here is a list of whats new in this Release:
- Standard Image Mode NIC Teaming
Ability to use NIC teaming drivers for Broadcom and Intel NICs to setup ‘teams’
on PVS Target devices.
- Offline vDisk Maintenance
Ability to boot PVS VHD files directly within Windows Virtual Server and Hyper-V.
- User Assigned Virtual Disks
vDisks are assigned to existing user groups rather than machines.
- Offline DB Support
Ability for PVS to continue to boot and run Target devices if the database
- Multiple Partition vDisks
Ability to create vDisks that include multiple partitions (e.g. both a C: and D:
- Server Maintenance Mode
Ability to initiate failover of all Target devices attached to a particular PVS Server
to other servers in the PVS farm.
- Enhanced Logging
Enhancements to our current logging both on the server and the Target devices.
Ability to keep a log of actions performed by system administrators.
- Read-only vDisk Storage
Modifications that allow a vDisk to be stored on a read-only file system.
- XP Embedded Streaming
Ability to provision MS Windows XP Embedded