Creating Citrix Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups will be one of the final steps you take in delivering applications and desktops to users.
As of August 2015, Hyper-V machines come in the form of Generation 1 and Generation 2 (Hyper-V shipped with Windows Server 2012 R2). Generation 2 brings some advantages over Generation 1 such as standard (synthetic) NIC PXE booting capabilities, UEFI firmware support and booting from a SCSI attached VHD. These are some things a Generation 1 VM cannot do.
For Citrix StoreFront and Delivery Controller communication, you need to specify XML service broker communication to travel over HTTPS or HTTP and specify a port such as 80 or 443. The XML service is used for application and desktop resource enumeration including handling user name and password data from StoreFront to DDCs.
This is a task you will have likely carried out, on a regular basis during your day to day Citrix farm administration. You have Citrix VDA machines that you need to put in maintenance mod. Maybe it’s one machine, maybe it’s a dozen. The reasons can be to carry out maintenance, or upgrades. Whatever the reason, yes you can do it via Studio, but what about PowerShell?