Citrix released Provisioning Server 4.5 for Datacenters.
Citrix Provisioning Server makes it possible for computers to boot and run from an image file stored on the network.
The Ardence clients may be physical or virtual workstations or servers using a Windows or Linux operating system.
The operating system and the applications are executed on the workstation or server.
The following are new features/modifications to the Provisioning Server Platform:
- Re-branding: The Ardence software has been fully re-branded to Citrix Provisioning Server for Datacenters.
- Product Edition Restructuring: The previous Ardence Editions and Options structure has been revamped as part of this release. The Secure Edition and Device Edition are not part of this release.
- Citrix License Manager: Integration with Citrix licensing and removal of Ardence licensing system.
- Boot Device Manager: The ability to create bootable USB and CDROM boot devices.
- NIC Teaming: The ability to leverage multiple NIC cards installed on the target device to support network/NIC failover.
- MS WHQL Certified Drivers: All Provisioning Server drivers have been certified.
How to install and Configure Ardence with VMware: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX115142
The Ardence presentation from BriForum 2007: https://www.virtuall.nl/articles/ProductInformation/Ardence/BriForum%202007%20USA%20-%20Ardence%20Disk%20Streaming%20Technology.pdf
LANVision article about Ardence: https://www.virtuall.nl/articles/ProductInformation/Ardence/LANvision%20-%20Citrix%20Ardence%20Disk%20Streaming%20Technology%20for%20the%20Virtuall%20Workplace%20English.pdf
Citrix iForum video with Mark Templeton (CEO Citrix) and pete downing (PM Ardence): http://mfile.akamai.com/8296/wmv/citrix.download.akamai.com/8296/iForum07/Demos/ProvisioningServerDemo.asx
The Citrix Provisiong Server 4.5 software can be downloaded from MyCitrix.com.