Article ID: 114000, created on May 29, 2012, last review on Dec 8, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation

Keep PVC hardware nodes up-to-date

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Parallels Virtuozzo Containers documentation available on Parallels website provides instructions for the correct upgrade procedure and the installation of minor updates. Please see the chapter Keeping Your Parallels Virtuozzo Containers System Up-to-Date in the User Guides for PVC for Windows or PVC for Linux.

More information is available in the articles in the Parallels Knowledgebase listed below.

PVC for Windows

How to keep a Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows server up-to-date
Setting up local VUS server
How do I check current Parallels Virtuozzo Containers version and number of installed updates?
How do I install Virtuozzo updates manually?
Microsoft hotfixes strongly recommended to install on Parallels Containers nodes
How can I install the lastest approved Microsoft updates?
Correct installation sequence of Virtuozzo updates and MS Windows updates
How do I configure the Virtuozzo Automatic Update service?
How can I install Virtuozzo Containers updates silently?
How to install updates on Hardware Nodes that are members of MS Failover Cluster
How to setup Virtuozzo with all updates if no Internet connection is available

PVC for Linux

How do I keep Virtuozzo installation up-to-date?
Is it possible to install the Virtuozzo for Linux updates automatically?
How do I update base OS on Virtuozzo server?

Update PVC OS and Application Templates

Be ready to update customers' containers (VPSs) with the newest patches and to supply them with the latest OS versions and applications.

For general information, refer to the POA VPS Hosting Deployment Guide, chapter Common Operations, section Installing Standard OS/Application Templates.

The Knowledgebase articles listed below provide useful tips and tricks:
Where can I download the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers product, existing application templates, or product documentation?
Where can I download Virtuozzo for Linux OS and application templates and how do I install them?
Should I install the applications I want to distribute to the virtual environment directly on the Virtuozzo server?
How do I download and install Parallels Virtuozzo Containers application templates on my Hardware Node?
Download of different OS templates
How do I upgrade my VE based on standard OS template to the latest version of the OS template?
How to create custom applications template using Virtozzo template creation wizard?
Is it possible to upgrade custom made application template?
How to configure containers to not apply Microsoft updates installed on Virtuozzo host.
Is it possible to upgrade all my existing Virtual Environments (VEs) from Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 to Windows 2003 R2 by upgrading the Hardware Node (HN)?
How to install WSUS and VUS in a Virtuozzo CT.

Additional information

See the global article #113946 Parallels Automation Maintenance Guide for checking other important settings.

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