Services Streamed VM Setup Wizard assists in deploying a Provisioning Services
streamed vDisk to a number of cloned virtual machines (VMs).
Use the wizard to:
- Create VMs on a supported
hosted hypervisor from an existing template:
- Hyper-V via SCVMM
- ESX via V-Center
- Create Provisioning
Services target devices within a Collection
- Assign a vDisk image that
is in Standard Image mode to the VMs
Before running the
wizard, be sure that the following prerequisites are met:
- One or more hypervisor
hosts exist with a configured template.
- A Device Collection exists
in the Provisioning Services Site .
- A vDisk in Standard Image
mode exists, to be associated with selected VM template.
order: Network/PXE first in list (as with physical machines).
disks: If using local write cache, an NTFS formatted disk large enough for the
cache must exist. Otherwise, no hard disks are required.
Static MAC addresses. If using XenServer, address cannot be 00-00-00-00-00-00
- The Provisioning Services
Console user account was added to a PVS SiteAdmin group or above.
- When creating
new accounts in the Console, the user needs the Active Directory Create
Accounts permission. To use existing accounts, Active Directory accounts have
to already exist in a known OU for selection.
- If importing
an Active Directory .CSV file, use the following format:
<name>,<type>,<description>. The .CSV
file must contain the column header. For example, the .CSV file contents is as
comma must be present to signify three values, even if there is no description.
This is the same formatting used by Active Directory Users and Computers MMC
when exporting the contents of an organizational unit.
- If running a vCenter
server on alternate ports, the following registry modifications must be made in
order to connect to it from Provisioning Services:
creates VMs, associates Provisioning Services target devices to those VMs, and
assigns a shared vDisk to them.
The wizard is run
directly from a Provisioning Services Console.
- Right-click on the Site
icon in the Console tree panel, then select the
Streamed VM Setup Wizard...
menu option. The Welcome to the Streamed VM Setup Wizard
Next to begin the setup.
- Select the type of
hypervisor to connect to, then enter the required connection credentials.
Next to verify the connection.
convenient reuse, the most recently used hypervisor and username will be cached
in the registry of the local machine running this instance of the Console.
5.5 Update 2 hypervisors are not supported in the 5.6.1 Streamed VM Setup
Wizard. System Center Virtual Machine Management (SCVMM) servers require
PowerShell 2.0 to be installed.
- Optional. On
the Hypervisor cluster screen, select the hypervisor host or cluster to host
the VMs, then click
- Select one VM template from
the specified host, then click
- On the Collection and vDisk
page, select the collection in which to add VMs.
- Select a single
shared vDisk within to assign to VMs within that collection, then click
- Set the number of VMs to
create, the number of vCPUs, and the amount of Memory each new virtual machine
- Enable the radio button
next to one of the following methods used for adding Active Directory computer
accounts, then click
- Create new
- Import existing
Note: An Active
Directory administrator will need to delegate rights to the Provisioning
Services Console user to allow Active Directory account creation.
domain and OU default to those of the current user.
computer names to be created are first validated that they
do not already exist as computers in Active
Directory, VMs, or target devices.
Create new accounts
method is selected:
Next. The Active Directory accounts and location
- Select the
appropriate domain from the Domain drop-down box, then select from the OUs
listed for that Domain.
- In the
Account naming scheme drop-down box, select a valid naming scheme consisting of
at least one hash symbol (#) that is 15 characters or less. Additionally,
select a number/character fill option that will dynamically replace the hash
symbols in the specified naming scheme, incrementing by one for each VM as they
Import existing accounts
Next. The Active Directory accounts and location
Browse to browse for an Active Directory
Organizational Unit to import Active Directory account names, or click
Import to import account names from a CSV file.
Required count displays the number of virtual machines previously specified to
be created. The Added count displays the number of validated entries added to
appear in the list.
configuration settings, and then click
to confirm and finish configurations.
cancels the configuration of any additional
machines, and the quantity of successfully configured machines displays under
bar. If the wizard fails or is cancelled in
the middle of an operation, any progress made is retained. If cleanup of
existing progress is required, it must be done manually, which includes
removing the following:
- Provisioning Services
target devices created in the selected Collection.
- VMs created in any of the
selected hosts hypervisors.
- Active Directory computer
accounts that were created.