PVS 7.8 Streamed VM Setup Wizard

PVS 7.8 Streamed VM Setup Wizard

Creating virtual machines with Citrix Provisioning Server Streamed VM Setup Wizard

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.8 Streamed VM Setup Wizard assists in deploying a Provisioning Services streamed vDisk to a number of cloned virtual machines. This wizard creates VMs, associates PVS target devices to those VMs, and assigns a shared vDisk.

Before starting make sure that you have a VM template configured on your hypervisor that we will use for your PVS Target Devices.

Open Citrix Provisioning Services Console.

PVS Console Site select Streamed VMWelcome to the Streamed VM Setup Wizard.

Click Next to get started.

Streamed VM Setup WizardHypervisor Connection:

Specify a IP address of one of your XenServers. Then type in your username and password.

Streamed VM Wizard Hypervisor Connection XS

Streamed VM Wizard Connecting to HypervisorVirtual Machine Template: Select the template that you want your virtual machines to be cloned from.

VM Template SelectionvDisk: Select a vDisk that will get assigned to the new PVS target devices.

Streamed VM Wizard Choose vDiskCollection: Select a collection to add the new target devices to.

Streamed VM Wizard Choose CollectionVirtual Machines: Choose how many virtual machines you want to create. Then specify the number of vCPUS and amount of memory per virtual machine.Streamed VM Wizard Virtual Machines Configuration Ram CPUActive Directory: Select your computer account option.

You can choose either option. Create new accounts if the domain account you are logged in with has permissions to create computer accounts in Active Directory. If not, you can select import existing accounts that another administrator or engineer has prestaged for you.

Import or Create new accountsNavigate to the OU you want the computer accounts created in and modify the account naming scheme.

If you decide or are required to use prestaged computer accounts, select import existing accounts.

Select Create or Import PVS WizClick on Browse to find the accounts that were created.

Import Existing AD Computer Accounts PVSNavigate to the OU where the accounts are located and click OK.

Import Computer Accounts_Select AD_OUVerify these are the correct computer accounts that you want PVS Streamed VM wizard to use.

New computer names to be created are first validated that they do not already exist as computers in Active Directory, VMs, or target devices.

Required count displays the number of virtual machines previously specified to be created. The Added count displays the number of validated entries added to appear in the list.

Streamed VM Wizard ImportSummary:

Review all configuration settings are correct, and then click finish to start creating virtual machines.

Streamed VM Wizard SummaryClick Done when setup has completed.Streamed VM Wizard Done

Open XenCenter and verify all virtual machines were created with a cache disk and any other configurations you had set on your template. Power on the virtual machines to check they boot up and stream correctly from PVS.

XS VMs Created


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