Product Documentation

Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup

Nov 06, 2015

Adds machines from a catalog to a desktop group.

Syntax

Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup [-Catalog] <Catalog> [-DesktopGroup] <DesktopGroup> [-Count] <Int32> [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup cmdlet adds a specified number of machines from a catalog to a desktop group.

The cmdlet adds as many machines as possible from the catalog to the desktop group, up to the specified number. The number of machines successfully added to the desktop group is returned.

The machines are added randomly from the catalog and are selected from those that are not already members of a desktop group, and not already assigned to a client, IP address, or user.

Both the catalog and desktop group can be referenced either by instance, name, or unique identifier (Uid). The allocation type of the catalog must be compatible with the type of desktop group. This means the session support (single/multi) and the allocation type (private/shared) of the catalog must match the session support and allocation type in the desktop group.

Parameters

-Catalog<Catalog>

The catalog from which the machines are taken.

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

-DesktopGroup<DesktopGroup>

The desktop group to which the machines are added.

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-Count<Int32>

The number of machines to add to the desktop group.

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-LoggingId<Guid>

Specifies the identifier of the high level operation that this cmdlet call forms a part of. Desktop Studio and Desktop 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 that the PowerShell snapin will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address.

Required? false
Default Value Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
Accept Pipeline Input? false

Input Type

Citrix.Broker.Admin.SDK.Catalog, or the name or Uid of the catalog. You can pipe in the catalog from which the machines are taken. Alternatively, you can pipe the name or the Uid of the catalog.

Return Values

System.Int32

The number of machines added to the desktop group.

Examples

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

C:\PS> Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup -Catalog $catalog -DesktopGroup $desktopGroup -Count 1000 
C:\PS> Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup -Catalog "MyCatalog" -DesktopGroup "MyDesktopGroup" -Count 1000 
C:\PS> Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup -Catalog 23 -DesktopGroup 4 -Count 1000

All these examples request that a thousand machines from a catalog are added to a desktop group. The first example references both catalog and desktop group by instance. The second example references both catalog and desktop group by name. The third example references both catalog and desktop group by Uid.

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

C:\PS> Get-BrokerCatalog -ProvisioningType Manual | Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup -DesktopGroup $desktopGroup -Count 10

This example takes ten machines from each manually provisioned catalog and adds them to the specified desktop group.