Best practices for upgrading to vSphere 5 in a Citrix Provisioning Environment


This article describes the steps for upgrading to vSphere 5 in a Citrix Provisioning environment.


  • A working Provisioning Services environment.
  • Admin access to Provisioning Services server.
  • Admin access to Provisioning Services targets.
  • Rights required to make changes to target devices and the host.


  • Reverse image vDisks.
  • Change NIC on target to VMXNet3.
  • Enable Interrupt Mode in Bootstrap used by target devices.
  • Upgrade host ESX server(s) to vSphere 5.
  • Upgrade VMware tools.
  • Reinstall Provisioning Services target software.
  • Create image of updated machine.
  • Reinstall XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent (if installed) while vDisk is in Private Mode.
  • Note: You can change vDisk to standard mode and deploy to targets.

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McAfee updates

Hi guys,

Here’s an update from McAfee.

FAQ article for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
If you use or plan to upgrade to VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, McAfee recommends that you review the Frequently Asked Questions in KnowledgeBase article KB71642:

This content of this article is based on questions received directly from McAfee customers via our Technical Support agents and posts in the McAfee Community (

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