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Add-Hyphostingunitstorage

Adds storage locations to a hosting unit.

Syntax

Add-HypHostingUnitStorage [-LiteralPath] <String> [-StoragePath] <String> [-StorageType <StorageType>] [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Use this command to add storage locations for storing the hard disks required by the virtual machines created by the Citrix Machine Creation Service. You cannot use this command if the connection for the hosting unit is in maintenance mode.

Parameters

Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
LiteralPath Specifies the path to the hosting unit to which storage will be added. The path must be in one of the following formats: <drive>:\HostingUnits\<HostingUnitName> or <drive>:\HostingUnits\{<HostingUnit Uid>} true false
StoragePath Specifies the path to the storage that will be added. The path must be in one of the following formats: <drive>:\Connections\<ConnectionName>\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\Connections\{<Connection Uid>}\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\HostingUnits\<HostingUnitName>\MyStorage.storage or <drive>:\HostingUnits\{<hostingUnit Uid>}\MyStorage.storage true true (ByValue)
StorageType Specifies the type of storage in StoragePath. Supported storage types are: OSStorage PersonalvDiskStorage TemporaryStorage false false OSStorage
LoggingId Specifies the identifier of the high-level operation this cmdlet call forms a part of. Citrix Studio and 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. false false
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller to which the PowerShell snap-in connects. This can be a host name or an IP address. false false LocalHost. When a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.

Input Type

System.String
You Can Pipe A String That Contains A Path To Add-Hyphostingunitstorage (Storagepath Parameter).

Return Values

Citrix.Host.Sdk.Hostingunit
Add-Hyphostingunitstorage Returns An Object Containing The New Definition Of The Hosting Unit.
Hostingunituid <Guid>
Specifies The Unique Identifier For The Hosting Unit.
Hostingunitname <String>
Specifies The Name Of The Hosting Unit.
Hypervisorconnection <Citrix.Host.Sdk.Hypervisorconnection>
Specifies The Connection That The Hosting Unit Uses To Access A Hypervisor.
Rootid <String>
Identifies, To The Hypervisor, The Root Of The Hosting Unit.
Rootpath <String>
The Hosting Unit Provider Path That Represents The Root Of The Hosting Unit.
Storage <Citrix.Host.Sdk.Storage[]>
The List Of Storage Items That The Hosting Unit Can Use.
Personalvdiskstorage <Citrix.Xdpowershell.Storage[]>
The List Of Storage Items That The Hosting Unit Can Use For Storing Personal Data.
Vmtaggingenabled <Boolean>
Specifies Whether Or Not The Metadata In The Hypervisor Can Be Used To Store Information About The Xendesktop Machine Creation Service.
Networkid <String>
The Hypervisor's Internal Identifier That Represents The Network Specified For The Hosting Unit.
Networkpath <String>
The Hosting Unit Provider Path To The Network Specified For The Hosting Unit.
Additionalstorage
The List Of Additional Storage Items That The Hosting Unit Can Use.
Metadata <Citrix.Host.Sdk.Metadata[]>
A List Of Key Value Pairs That Can Store Additional Information About The Hosting Unit.

Notes

The storage path must be valid for the hosting unit. The rules that are applied are as follows: XenServer (HypervisorConnection Type = XenServer)
NA
VMWare vSphere/ESX (HypervisorConnection Type = vCenter)
The storage path must be directly contained in the root path item of the hosting unit.
Microsoft SCVMM/Hyper-v (HypervisorConnection Type = SCVMM)
Only one storage entry for these connection types is valid, and it must reference an SMB share. Additionally, if a Hyper-V failover cluster is used the SMB share must be the top-level mount point of the cluster shared volume on one of the servers in the cluster (i.e. C:\ClusterStorage).
In the case of failure, the following errors can result.
Error Codes
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HostingUnitsPathInvalid
The path provided is not to an item in a subdirectory of a hosting unit item.
HostingUnitStoragePathInvalid
The specified path is invalid.
HostingUnitStoragePathInvalid
The storage path cannot be found or is invalid. See notes above about validity.
HostingUnitStorageDuplicateObjectExists
The specified storage path is already part of the hosting unit.
HypervisorInMaintenanceMode
The hypervisor for the connection is in maintenance mode.
DatabaseError
An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.
DatabaseNotConfigured
The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.
DataStoreException
An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation. Communication with the database failed for
various reasons.
CommunicationError
An error occurred while communicating with the service.
PermissionDenied
The user does not have administrative rights to perform this operation.
ExceptionThrown
An unexpected error occurred. To locate more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller being used, or examine the XenDesktop logs.

Examples

Example 1

c:\PS>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage'

          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457

          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit

          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection

          RootPath             : /

          RootId               :

          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network

          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1

          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage}

          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/newStorage.storage}

          VMTaggingEnabled     : True

          AdditionalStorage    : {TemporaryStorage}

          Metadata             : {}

Description

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the hosting unit called "MyHostingUnit".

Example 2

XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath . -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage' -StorageType OSStorage

          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457

          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit

          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection

          RootPath             : /

          RootId               :

          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network

          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1

          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage}

          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/Local storage.storage}

          VMTaggingEnabled     : True

          AdditionalStorage    : {TemporaryStorage}

          Metadata             : {}

Description

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the current directory. The dot (.) represents the current location (not its contents).

Example 3

XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit>dir \*.storage | Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit

Description

The command adds all of the storage that is available in the hosting unit to the specified hosting unit.

Example 4

c:\PS>Add-HypHostingUnitStorage -LiteralPath XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnit -StoragePath 'XDHyp:\HostingUnits\MyHostingUnits\newStorage.storage' -StorageType PersonalvDiskStorage

          HostingUnitUid       : bcd3d649-86d1-4aa8-8ec2-d322b6a2c457

          HostingUnitName      : MyHostingUnit

          HypervisorConnection : MyConnection

          RootPath             : /

          RootId               :

          NetworkPath          : /Network 0.network

          NetworkId            : ab47080b-ca15-771a-c8dc-6ad9650158f1

          Storage              : {/Local storage.storage}

          PersonalvDiskStorage : {/Local storage.storage, /newStorage.storage}

          VMTaggingEnabled     : True

          AdditionalStorage    : {TemporaryStorage}

          Metadata             : {}

Description

The command adds a new storage location called "newStorage.storage" to the hosting unit called "MyHostingUnit".