Citrix Provisioning

Known issues and considerations

This Citrix Provisioning release includes the following new issues and considerations.

  • Windows 2022 HyperV Gen 1 (BIOS) VMs are not supported as targets. [PVS-9079]

  • Windows 2022 as a host has limitations. Microsoft SCVMM 2019 for Hyper-V does not support Windows Server 2022 as a host. The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Setup wizards and Stream VM wizard cannot create targets when using Windows Server 2022 as the hypervisor.

Previously reported issues

The following issues were reported in previous Citrix Provisioning releases and are applicable to the current release:

  • The Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard creates targets then boots them to format the cache drive. This process occurs quickly. Sometimes, a VDA reaches a state where it fails to shut down correctly. This process occurs because the VDA is initializing while the Citrix Provisioning Service and the provisioned device service simultaneously finish formatting the cache drive, then shuts down. To resolve this issue:
  1. In the virtual disk registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\ProvisioningServices, create a DWORD called RebootDelaySec.
  2. Set a value, delay-to-shutdown, in seconds using a decimal value. [HDX-14474]
  • When using the Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard, the default VDA level is 7_9 even though there is a 7_20 VDA level. This behavior is the same in the Machine Creation Wizard in Studio. Also, the VDA level 7_20 in Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard is the same as the VDA level in Studio version 1811.

  • Before upgrading from version 7.17 to this version of Citrix Provisioning, you must manually uninstall CDF on the Provisioning Server, Console, and target devices.

  • When using the Streamed VM Setup Wizard to create VMs on a XenServer host while specifying 1 vCPU, the VM is created with 1 vCPU and a topology of 2 cores per socket. Creating VMs in this fashion prevents the VM from booting, while displaying the following error message in XenCenter: “The value ‘VCPU_max must be a multiple of this field’ is invalid for field platforms:cores-per-socket. As a result, XenCenter fails to boot the VM because the topology and vCPU configuration are incompatible. [PVS-1126]

Citrix Cloud

When using the Citrix Cloud feature, consider the following:

  • To install the remote PowerShell SDK on the Provisioning server, you must uninstall the 5 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop snap-ins from the server, then install the remote PowerShell SDK.

  • Once a Console is installed with the remote PowerShell SDK and is used for provisioning, it no longer functions with on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

  • In the Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard, enter the IP address for the Citrix Cloud Connector when it prompts for the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Controller Address.

  • In the Provisioning Console, the Citrix Virtual Desktops Setup Wizard cannot be used to connect twice in a row. Once the Wizard tries to connect to the Cloud Delivery controller once, regardless of connection success or failure, you must exit and close the Provisioning Console.

Known issues and considerations