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Citrix Cloud MCS Connection to Azure Unable to See Image or Template vhd files

Situation

The Citrix cloud MCS connection to Microsoft Azure is unable to provision any Machien Catalog as its unable to find any images, disks, vhds or servers to base its Machine Catalog on.

  1. Citrix Cloud setup with Hosting connected direct to Microsoft Azure RM (and working as it can connect and see resources etc)
  2. 1 x DC, 2 x Citrix Cloud Connectors and 1 Windows server template with VDA installed as ‘master image’
  3. All Windows 2016
  4. All servers built with Azure managed disks (where the servers are not placed into any storage account)

Hosting Connection

Machine Catalog Creation

CC sees the Resource Group and storage, but its basically looking in the wrong areas and not finding the image or VHD files.

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Solution

The VDA template must be created within a storage account and not built with azure managed disks.

 change to 

 

Azure Managed disks is now available in preview (apparently) but only if you are deploying machines via your Machine Catalog. It seems you still need to have a vhd and storage account for your base image / template when you are creating your Machine Catalog, but can then enable azure managed disks for your new MCS managed VMs (see below screenshot during Machine Catalog creation)