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Nov 06, 2015

Reboots all machines from the specified catalog when they are not in use.


Start-BrokerNaturalRebootCycle [-InputObject] <Catalog[]> [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Creating a natural reboot cycle for catalog ensures that all machines in the catalog are running the most recent image for the catalog and that all PvD image updates have been performed.

The machines are rebooted in a non disruptive manner, allowing machines that are in use to continue working and be restarted only after they become idle.

Related topics




Reboots all machines from this input catalog. The catalogs can be specified using UID values, name values (including wildcards) or catalog objects.

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


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


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 Catalogs may be specified through pipeline input. The catalogs can be specified using UID values, name values (including wildcards) or catalog objects

Return Values



Natural reboot cycles do not apply to non-power managed and multi session catalogs


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

$c = Get-BrokerCatalog -Uid 1 
          Start-BrokerNaturalRebootCycle -InputObject $c

The above code applies a natural reboot cycle on catalog with Id 1