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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cannot See Storage When Adding Hyper V Host into XenDesktop 5

 

Weird ! Try to add a Hyper V Host into XenDesktop 5. However in Citrix Desktop Studio, I can’t see the storage either Hyper V (stand alone) or Hyper V Cluster. Here is what you should do:-

Resolution:-

a) On Hyper V R2 Stand alone

1. Create a share folder to store the VM on the Hyper V Stand Alone server.

2. Try add a host by selecting the Hyper V server. It will detect the storage as “local” and select the share folder that you’ve shared in Step 1.

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b) On Hyper V R2 Cluster using CSV

1. Share C:\ClusterStorage using Advanced Sharing.

2. Try add a host by selecting the Hyper V Cluster server. It will detect the storage as “shared” and it will displayed CSV volume.

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If you refer to the XenDesktop 5 documentation library,

Installing and Configuring Your Hypervisor

* Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 on your servers. Note that all controllers in your environment must be in the same forest as the System Center Virtual Machine Manager servers.
* Install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Console on all controllers in your environment.
* If you are using XenDesktop to create your VMs, rather than selecting an existing catalog, configure your Hyper-V deployment as follows:

o For a single Hyper-V host deployment, create a Windows network share that is writeable by the System Center Virtual Machine Manager administrator account on the Hyper-V server.

o For a multiple Hyper-V host deployment, ensure your Hyper-V hosts are set up in a Hyper-V Failover Cluster with Cluster Shared Volume storage. On one of your Hyper-V servers, create a Windows network share, that is writeable by the System Center Virtual Machine Manager administrator account for the Cluster Shared Volume mount point, typically C:\ClusterStorage.

Note: In both deployments, the Windows Network share is required to allow XenDesktop remote access to storage on the host server, where VMs you create are stored.

2 comments:

  1. good we did this a problem resolve .

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  2. I've tried this solution. It does not help. I share the CSV and no storage appears. http://t.co/onT2N8TS

    I'm using XD 5.6. I've tried single host and cluster. I'm ready to scream.

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