Product Documentation

Add-HypHostingUnitStorage

Apr 15, 2014

Adds storage locations to a hosting unit.

Syntax

Add-HypHostingUnitStorage [-LiteralPath] <String> [-StoragePath] <String> [-StorageType <StorageType>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Use this command to add storage locations for storing the hard disks required by the virtual machines created by the Citrix Machine Creation Service. You cannot use this command if the connection for the hosting unit is in maintenance mode.

Parameters

-LiteralPath<String>

Specifies the path to the hosting unit to which storage will be added. The path must be in one of the following formats: <drive>:\HostingUnits\<HostingUnitName> or <drive>:\HostingUnits\{<HostingUnit Uid>}

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-StoragePath<String>

Specifies the path to the storage that will be added. The path must be in one of the following formats: <drive>:\Connections\<ConnectionName>\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\Connections\{<Connection Uid>}\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\HostingUnits\<HostingUnitName>\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\HostingUnits\{<hostingUnit Uid>}\MyStorage.storage

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue)

-StorageType<StorageType>

Specifies the type of storage in StoragePath. Supported storage types are: OSStorage PersonalvDiskStorage

Required? false
Default Value OSStorage
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-LoggingId<Guid>

Specifies the identifier of the high-level operation this cmdlet call forms a part of. Citrix Studio and Director typically create high-level operations. PowerShell scripts can also wrap a series of cmdlet calls in a high-level operation by way of the Start-LogHighLevelOperation and Stop-LogHighLevelOperation cmdlets.

Required? false
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-AdminAddress<String>

Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller to which the PowerShell snap-in connects. This can be a host name or an IP address.

Required? false
Default Value LocalHost. When a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.
Accept Pipeline Input? false

Input Type

System.string You can pipe a string that contains a path to Add-HypHostingUnitStorage (StoragePath parameter).

Return Values

Citrix.Host.Sdk.HostingUnit

Add-HypHostingUnitStorage returns an object containing the new definition of the hosting unit.

HostingUnitUid <Guid>

Specifies the unique identifier for the hosting unit.

HostingUnitName <string>

Specifies the name of the hosting unit.

HypervisorConnection <Citrix.Host.Sdk.HypervisorConnection>

Specifies the connection that the hosting unit uses to access a hypervisor.

RootId <string>

Identifies, to the hypervisor, the root of the hosting unit.

RootPath <string>

The hosting unit provider path that represents the root of the hosting unit.

Storage <Citrix.Host.Sdk.Storage[]>

The list of storage items that the hosting unit can use.

PersonalvDiskStorage <Citrix.XDPowerShell.Storage[]>

The list of storage items that the hosting unit can use for storing personal data.

VMTaggingEnabled <Boolean>

Specifies whether or not the metadata in the hypervisor can be used to store information about the XenDesktop Machine Creation Service.

NetworkId <string>

The hypervisor's internal identifier that represents the network specified for the hosting unit.

NetworkPath <string>

The hosting unit provider path to the network specified for the hosting unit.

Metadata <Citrix.Host.Sdk.Metadata[]>

A list of key value pairs that can store additional information about the hosting unit.

Notes

The storage path must be valid for the hosting unit. The rules that are applied are as follows: XenServer (HypervisorConnection Type = XenServer)

NA

VMWare vSphere/ESX (HypervisorConnection Type = vCenter)

The storage path must be directly contained in the root path item of the hosting unit.

Microsoft SCVMM/Hyper-v (HypervisorConnection Type = SCVMM)

Only one storage entry for these connection types is valid, and it must reference an SMB share. Additionally, if a Hyper-V failover cluster is used the SMB share must be the top-level mount point of the cluster shared volume on one of the servers in the cluster (i.e. C:\ClusterStorage).

In the case of failure, the following errors can result.

Error Codes

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HostingUnitsPathInvalid

The path provided is not to an item in a subdirectory of a hosting unit item.

HostingUnitStoragePathInvalid

The specified path is invalid.

HostingUnitStoragePathInvalid

The storage path cannot be found or is invalid. See notes above about validity.

HostingUnitStorageDuplicateObjectExists

The specified storage path is already part of the hosting unit.

HypervisorInMaintenanceMode

The hypervisor for the connection is in maintenance mode.

DatabaseError

An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.

DatabaseNotConfigured

The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.

DataStoreException

An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation. Communication with the database failed for

various reasons.

CommunicationError

An error occurred while communicating with the service.

PermissionDenied

The user does not have administrative rights to perform this operation.

ExceptionThrown

An unexpected error occurred. To locate more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller being used, or examine the XenDesktop logs.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

c:\PS>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage' 
 
          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457 
          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit 
          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection 
          RootPath             : / 
          RootId               : 
          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network 
          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1 
          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage} 
          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/newStorage.storage} 
          VMTaggingEnabled     : True 
          Metadata             : {}

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the hosting unit called "MyHostingUnit".

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath . -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage' -StorageType OSStorage 
 
          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457 
          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit 
          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection 
          RootPath             : / 
          RootId               : 
          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network 
          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1 
          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage} 
          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/Local storage.storage} 
          VMTaggingEnabled     : True 
          Metadata             : {}

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the current directory. The dot (.) represents the current location (not its contents).

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit>dir *.storage | Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit

The command adds all of the storage that is available in the hosting unit to the specified hosting unit.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 4 --------------------------

c:\PS>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage' -StorageType PersonalvDiskStorage 
 
          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457 
          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit 
          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection 
          RootPath             : / 
          RootId               : 
          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network 
          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1 
          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage} 
          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage} 
          VMTaggingEnabled     : True 
          Metadata             : {}

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the hosting unit called "MyHostingUnit".