A Provisioning Services Connector Configuration includes the credentials and storage location the appliance needs to connect to Hyper-V, and it identifies the properties to be associated with the vDisk.
Each Connector Configuration is set up to access a storage location via a specific account. For more about Connectors and Connector Configurations, see Connector Essentials.
The first time you create an Image Template for publishing Layered Images to your Microsoft Hyper-V environment, you need to add a new Hyper-V connector configuration for that location.
You can use a Hyper-V connector configuration makes it easy to connect to a location in your Microsoft Hyper-V environment.
The information you need for the Hyper-V connector configuration includes:
- Hyper-V Configuration
- Agent - App Layering Agent from the list of agents registered with the appliance.
- User Name - Agent user name.
- Password - Agent Password.
- Virtual Machine Settings
- Number of CPUs - Number of CPUs to use for creating a Packaging Machine or publishing a Layered Image. The default value is 4 CPUs.
- Memory (Mbs) - Amount of memory allocated for creating the Packaging Machine or the Layered Image Machine. The default value is 8192 Mbs.
- Network - Network switch. You can select from a list of network switches known by the agent.
- Storage Settings
- Remote path to storage, eg. server virtual machines - UNC path to the File Share being used for layering and publishing.
- Local path to storage, e.g. C:\Virtual Machines - Location where the disks and Packaging Machines are created. This value must be the same as the location specified in the UNC path.
- Use the Agent Credentials checkbox - If checked, the agent credentials are used as the File Share credentials. Otherwise, you must specify the credentials used to connect to the File Share.
- User Name and Password (if different than use the Agent Credentials) - These values are only required if you've chosen not to use the Agent credentials.
- Layer Disk Cache Size in GB - Amount of File Share space to use for caching layer disks. A value of:
- 0 disables layer caching.
- 1 or more enables layer caching, and sets the connector to use this amount of space on the File Share to cache layer disks.
The App Layering Agent is required to use a Hyper-V connector. The App Layering Agent must be
To use the Hyper-V connector for layering or publishing, you:
- In the wizard you are using to create a layer or an image template, click the Connector tab.
- Below the list of Connector Configurations, click the New button. This opens a small dialog box.
- Select the Hyper-V Connector Type. Then click New to open the Connector Configuration page.
- Complete the fields on the Connector Configuration page. For guidance, see the field definitions in the Hyper-V requirements section above.
- Click the TEST button to verify that the appliance can access the location specified using the credentials supplied.
- Click SAVE. The new Connector Configuration should now be listed on the Connector tab.