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Citrix XenDesktop 7.x VDI deployment with PowerShell using vSphere, local storage and PVS

Introduction:
At a customer a while back we had an Citrix XenDesktop 7.9 environment. VMware vSphere 6.0 was used as hypervisor, Citrix Provisioning Services 7.9 for deployment and Microsoft Windows 10 as OS for the virtual desktops. Since these desktops were non-persistent we were able to use the local solid state storage in the hypervisors. This did however present some challenges when it came to the deployment of the virtual desktops. We (my colleague Leon van Efferen and myself) ended up with a PowerShell script that did just about everything.

In this post I will explain what the script does and what you need to do to use it in your own XenDesktop/PVS/vSphere environment. You can find the actual script at the end of the post.
Keep in mind that the customer used VMware vSphere (XenServer or Hyper-V were a big no-no for unknown reasons) and therefore the script only contains the commands for vSphere (PowerCLI 6.x). If you would like to use it for other hypervisors, feel free to alter it in any way and present it as your own on your own blogsite.

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Welcome to my personal blog site.
The main purpose of this site is to share various automation resources and scripts for various End User Computing solutions. Previously it was focussed on Ivanti Identity Director (formerly known as RES ONE Service Store & RES IT Store) related resources. Nowadays I (sadly) don’t work with ID very often so I changed the website’s focus to a personal blog site.

If you would like to add content to this site (in the form of blogposts, building blocks or anything like that) please let me know and I will make you sure you receive the credit for it. Also, feel free to use any of my scripts, change them and publish them as your own.