What is PVS and why would you use it?

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  • Sep 21st, 2011

Provisioning Server (PVS). A Provisioning Server is any server that has the Stream Service installed. It is used
to stream software from vDisks as needed, to target devices. In some implementations, vDisks reside directly on
the Provisioning Server.

In larger implementations, Provisioning Servers obtain the vDisk from a network storage device. Provisioning Servers also retrieve and provide configuration information to and from the Provisioning Server database. Provisioning Server architecture includes options to ensure high availability and load-balancing of connections between target devices and their vDisks.

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  • May 8th, 2016

Provisioning Server's infrastructure is based on software-streaming technology. Using Provisioning Server, administrators prepare a device (Master Target Device) to be imaged by installing an operating system and any required software on that device. A virtual disk (vDisk) image is then created from the Master Target Device’s hard drive and saved to the network (on Provisioning Server or back-end storage device). Once the vDisk is available from the network, a target device no longer needs its local hard drive to operate, as it boots directly from the network. The Provisioning Server streams the contents of the vDisk to the target device on demand, in real time. The target device behaves as if it is running from its local drive. Unlike thin-client technology, processing takes place on the target device.

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sthitaprajna rath

  • May 10th, 2016

PVS stands for Citrix Provisioning Service and Multiple target devices can boot from a single image which is called vDisk

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Rajasekhar Reddy

  • Dec 14th, 2017

PVS means provisioning services. It streams the operating system from vdisk to target device. It is one of the Citrix product.

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