PVS Automatic vDisk Update Script
This workflow allows for automatic updates of vDisks on a scheduled or on-call basis.
It uses a dedicated machine as an "updater" to make the process hypervisor/device agnostic, and allows for someone without dedicated PVS admin abilities to update the vDisk, as well as give it a "personality" to run scripts that aren't executed on other machines, such as copying files or running update processes.
- Restarts the updater machine with a standard vDisk to free up the Update vDisk ("standby")
- Makes a copy of the standby vDisk
- Imports and turns the copy standby into standard
- Increments the standby disk versioning and forces PVS to recognize the update
- Restores the standby disk to the update machine to continue gathering updates
The script requires no manual intervention, and can be scheduled nightly, weekly, or any other required time basis. The older disk is preserved, allowing for simple rollback, and disks are datestamped to allow for easy identification.
The standard Windows activity library is required for this, v. 184.108.40.206 . It can be obtained through Citrix.com
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