Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Retrieves the configuration data for an item in the Host Service provider path. Note: For this release, only VM items are supported for this operation.


Get-HypConfigurationObjectForItem [-LiteralPath] <String> [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This command provides a mechanism for retrieving extra data about an entry in the hosting unit service provider. The referenced item must be contained within the connections directory in the provider (i.e. XDHyp:\Connections).

This mechanism is used for obtaining data that is not required frequently and/or has a high overhead associated with its retrieval (so as to maintain the responsiveness of the provider). For this release of the PowerShell snap-in the only provider items that can be used with this operation are VM items. For a VM this provides a mechanism to obtain the number of CPUs, the amount of Memory (in MB) and hard disk drive capacity (GB).


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
LiteralPath Specifies the path within a hosting unit provider to the item for which configuration data is to be retrieved. The path specified must be in one of the following formats; :\Connections\\ or :\Connections{\} or :\HostingUnits\\ or :\HostingUnits{\} true true (ByValue)  
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  
TraceParent Specifies the trace parent assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
TraceState Specifies the trace state assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address. false false LocalHost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.

Input Type


You Can Pipe A String The Contains A Path To Get-Hypconfigurationdataforitem

Return Values


Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem returns a PSObject containing the properties that are appropriate for the item specified by the path.
Properties for VM Item

CPUCount <int>
Specifies the number of CPUs assigned to the VM.
MemoryMB <int>
The amount of memory allocated to the VM.
HardDiskSizeGB <int>
The capacity of the primary hard drive assigned to the VM.
Network Map
The networks that this Vm or Snaphot is connected to


For this release this cmdlet only provides configuration data for VM objects in the provider. Using a path to an item that is not a VM will result in a error.
In the case of failure the following errors can be produced.
Error Codes

The path provided is not to an item in a sub directory of a connection item or a hosting unit item.
No item exists with the specified path.
The item specified by the path exists, but is not a VM Item.
An error occurred in the service whilst attempting a database operation.
The operation could not be completed as the database for the service is not configured.
An error occurred in the service whilst attempting a database operation - communication to database failed for
for various reasons.
An error occurred whilst communicating with the service.
A filtering expression was supplied that could not be interpreted for this cmdlet.
The hypervisor login used does not provide authorization to access the data for this item.
An unexpected error occurred. To locate more details see the Windows event logs on the controller being used, or examine the XenDesktop logs.


Example 1

C:\PS>Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem -LiteralPath XDHyp:\Connections\MyConnection\MyVm.vm

                              CpuCount                                MemoryMB                          HardDiskSizeGB

                              --------                                --------                          --------------

                                     1                                    1024                                      24


This command gets the configuration properties for a VM called ‘MyVm.vm’ within a hypervisor connection called ‘MyConnection’.

Example 2

XDHyp:\HostingUnits\PS>Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem -LiteralPath .\MyVm.vm

                              CpuCount                                MemoryMB                          HardDiskSizeGB

                              --------                                --------                          --------------

                                     1                                    1024                                      24


This command gets the configuration properties for a VM called ‘MyVm.vm’ within the current directory. The dot (.) represents the current location (not its contents).

Example 3

C:\PS>(Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem -LiteralPath XDHyp:\Connections\MyConnection\MyVm.vm).CPUCount


This command gets the CPU count for a VM called ‘MyVm.vm’. The CPUCount is just one property of the VM items. To see all properties of an item, type “(Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem ) Get-Member”.