So, now that you where to find the new PVS Setup Wizard let’s take a closer look…

First things first.. To access the new wizards just right click on the Site node in the PVS console. After patching your PVS server or your standalone console you’ll see two new options. See below:

Looking specifically at the new XenDesktop Setup Wizard (I’ll look at the new Streamed VM Setup Wizard in a seperate blog), the pre-reqs are as follows:

-All components are deployed in an Active Directory environment.
-A XenDesktop 5 controller has been installed and configured.
-One or more configured XenDesktop hypervisor hosts with identical templates exist.
-Provisioning Services 5.6 SP 1 (or newer) has been installed and configured with at least on Site and one Device Collection.
-A Windows XP, Vista, or 7 vDisk for the target VM platform has been create and configured for Standard Image mode.
-A user account has been configured as both a XenDesktop administrator and Provisioning Services site or farm administrator.

1. Running through the Wizard you are first presented with the standard welcome screen – notice the pre-reqs. See below:

2. Enter the name of one of your controllers (Hostname or IP address):

Note: The most recently used XenDesktop Controller will be cached in the registry of the local machine running this instance of the Console for convenient reuse.

3. Select your Host (Multiple hosts can be selected with VMs being evenly distributed across hosts) and click on the Set Template option

Note: All hosts selected should have a common hypervisor type (XS, ESX, or SCVMM).

Note: XenServer 5.5 update 2 hosts are not displayed in the host selection page. These can only be added in XenDesktop as host connections using the “Manually create virtual machines” option. As a result you can not specify a network or storage for the host which results in it not being listed in the setup wizard.

Note: System Center Virtual Machine Management (SCVMM) servers require PowerShell 2.0 to be installed

4. Enter Host credentials and select Get templates option. Highlight template to use and click OK. Click Next once Host and Template have been selected.

Note: If the selected template is on shared storage, all hypervisor hosts of the cluster require access to that storage.

Note: When cloning a template VM with storage defined, all VMs will use the same storage in the template, even if multiple storages are defined for the XenDesktop host.

Note: Templates that do not have NICs assigned will not be available for selection.

5. Select existing collection and standard image vDisk and click Next.

6. Set Virtual machine creation including if you want to create or import AD computer accounts and click Next.

Note: The maximum vCPUs setting are limited to the lowest quantity of CPUs on any of the hypervisors within the previously selected host.

Note: For SCVMM hosts, the maximum vCPUs cannot be set higher than 4.

7. If Create new accounts selected then select Domain and OU and enter Account naming scheme and click Next. Use # as placeholder for characters.

Note: An active directory administrator will need to delegate rights to the Provisioning Services console user to allow AD account creation.

Note: The domain and OU default to those of the current user.

Note: New computer names to be created are validated to not exist as computers in Active Directory, XenDesktop machines, virtual machines, or Provisioning Services devices.

8. Use existing or create new Catalog and click Next.

9.. Once wizard completes click Done

Clicking Cancel cancels the configuration of any additional machines, and the quantity of successfully configured machines displays under the Progress bar.

If the wizard fails or is cancelled in the middle of an operation, any progress made is retained. If cleanup of existing progress is required, it must be done manually.

This involves deleting the following:
• XenDesktop machines from the assigned catalog.
• Newly created XenDesktop catalogs.
• Provisioning Services devices created in the selected collection.
• Virtual machines created in any of the selected host hypervisors.
• Active Directory computer accounts that were created.

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