Citrix Provisioning Server Service Pack 3
Some interesting features being released in Citrix’s Provisioning Server Service Pack 3. David Paoleschi sent over a quick bullet list.
If you haven’t taken the time to check out Provisioning Server, check it out – it’s worth the time. :)
• Standard Image Mode NIC Teaming
• Ability to use NIC Teaming drivers from Broadcom and Intel to setup NIC "teams" on PVS clients
• VHD Direct Boot
• Ability to boot PVS VHD files directly within Windows Virtual Server and Hyper-V
• User Assigned Virtual Disks
• vDisks are assigned to individual users rather than machines.
• Offline DB Support
• Ability for PVS to continue to be able to boot and run clients even when the DB is unavailable.
• Multiple Partition vDisks
• Ability to create vDisks that include multiple partitions (e.g. both a C:\ and D: drive)
• Server Initiated Failover
• Ability to initiate failover of all clients attached to a particular PVS server to the other servers in the PVS farm
• Improved Logging
• Improvements to our current lackluster (and in some cases non-existent) logging facilities both on the server and the client
• Ability to keep a log of actions taken by system administrators
• Read-only vDisk LUN
• Modifications that allow the vDisks to be stored in a "read-only" LUN. This is an incremental step in the direction of eliminating the need for a cluster file system.
• XP Embedded Streaming
• Ability to stream MS Windows XP Embedded. I.e. the replacement for Ardence Device Edition.