Upgrade XenDesktop 7.5 to 7.6 (PART4): Provisioning Services

Upgrade Provisioning Services from version 7.1 to 7.1.3

Due to a reported instability between Provisioning Services 7.5 amd VMware, an upgrade from 7.1 to 7.1.3 was done. This version included hotfix 3 which is NECESSARY to get the full functionality of Cache in device RAM with overflow on hard disk.
It is expected that the upgrade to 7.6 is pretty similar, since not many frontend changes have been done, and the installation process most likely is the same.

 

1. 

Download the patch here:

 

CTX140875

 

CPVS71003.zip

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As to Citrix: Important: This is a full product release. Before installing this update, you must uninstall the Provisioning Services 7.1 base installation, as well as Hotfixes 1 and 2, if present, from the system.

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3. 

Restart your PVS servers.

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4. 

Make a snapshot of your PVS servers., backup you database to a location that will not be affected by snapshots.

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5.

This is the version we are upgrading

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Run PVS_server_x64.exe

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Na error message appears. The PVS console needs to be uninstalled first.

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Open add/remove programs or appwiz.cpl and uninstall the PVS console.

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Uninstall PVS server 7.1

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Click yes

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All is uninstalled, let’s try again.

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Click next

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Click next

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Click next

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Click next

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Click Install

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Click Finish

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Click OK

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Click Next

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Click Next (depending on your previous configuration)

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Click Next (depending on your previous configuration)

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Select Join Farm

 

Click Next

 

We will reconnect to the farm that was already existing.

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Click Next

 

If you had a mirror in place, enter the details of the mirror server. 

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Next (depending on your previous configuration)

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Click Next (depending on your previous configuration)

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Click Next (depending on your previous configuration)

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Done

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Now we will upgrade the PVS console.

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Next

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Click Install

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Click Finish

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Uninstall PVS server (and console) on the second server. Install the new PVS server and console.

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44.

Open the console preferably on the primary server, log in.

Test the PVS targets and see if the boot process Works.

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Status
10x XenDesktop licenses 7.5 -> 7.6
1x License Server 11.11 -> 11.12
2x StoreFront Servers 2.5 -> 2.6
1x PVS Targets with Virtual Delivery Agent 7.5 -> 7.6
2x Provisioning Services Server 7.1 -> 7.1.3

Continue with PART5: Upgrade XenDesktop 7.5 to 7.6 (PART5): Delivery Controllers

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