Friday, September 23, 2011

Need to change the XenDesktop network?


When you install XenDesktop the installer asks you the default network during the installation, and does not let you change it in the GUI, but like everything it can be done via PowerShell:

Here is the offending entry below.


So, open powershell as administrator

Add the Citrix snapins

Asnp Citrix.*

You can see all the options with.

Get-Command –Module Citrix.*

But this is what we run to get out

get-item -path XDHyp:\HostingUnits\*

PSPath                 : Citrix.Host.Admin.V1\Citrix.Hypervisor::XDHyp:\hostingunits\VDIhost
PSParentPath           : Citrix.Host.Admin.V1\Citrix.Hypervisor::XDHyp:\hostingunits
PSChildName            : VDIhost
PSDrive                : XDHyp
PSProvider             : Citrix.Host.Admin.V1\Citrix.Hypervisor
PSIsContainer          : True
HostingUnitUid         : e1bd6ca2-a30b-40b1-8200-518e262da208
HostingUnitName        : VDIhost
HypervisorConnection   : MelbVDI
RootPath               : XDHyp:\Connections\MelbVDIm.d\M C P.cluster\VDI.res
RootId                 : resgroup-6718
NetworkPath            : XDHyp:\Connections\MelbVDI\m.d\M C P.cluster\VDI.res
NetworkId              : Network:network-82
Storage                : {XDHyp:\Connections\MelbVDI\Melbourne.datacenter\M C P.cluster\
                         sourcepool\, XDHyp:\Connections\MelbVDI\m.d\M C P.cluster\VDI.resourcepool\}
VMTaggingEnabled       : True
UseLocalStorageCaching : False
Metadata               : {}

Now you know your hosting unit name and the format for the network connection format for the VMware network name look at Virtual Centre.


Then set it using the new details

set-item xdhyp:\hostingunits\vdihost -networkpath "XDHyp:\Connections\MelbVDI\m.d\M C P.cluster\VDI.resourcepool\VDI restricted"

Refresh the Desktop controller and voilĂ 



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