I was performing a XenDesktop POC where the hypervisor was ESX 4 and vCenter 4. For those that do not know, XenDesktop is hypervisor agnostic and can be ran on ESX, Hyper-V, and XenServer.
During the XenDesktop Setup wizard, I could not get the XenDesktop Delivery Controller and Provisioning Server to communicate with vCenter.
I was getting the following –> Error : “The hosting infrastructure could not be reached at the specified address”
After digging, I found a handy post by Trond Eirik Haavarstein on this specific issue. Thanks Trond!!! This was very helpful.
Here is the link, and I have included the helpful article below:
I am working on a new Citrix XenDesktop Proof of Concept (POC) hosted on VMware ESX. During the setup I discovered some error messages I would like to share with you.
Error : “The hosting infrastructure could not be reached at the specified address”
- Create a host file entry that resolves vmare to the IP address of your VirtualCenter Server. Do this on the Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC) and the Provisioning Services Server (PVS).
- Import the certificate from the Virtual Center Server (%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.crt) into the trusted root authority for Computer Account – Local Computer (used the Certificate MMC to accomplish this). Do this on the DDC and PVS.
Use https://vmware/sdk in the XenDesktop Setup Wizard.
Since Provisioning Server is such a key component to a XenDesktop implementation, I started gathering key sources of information on Provisioning Server implementation, configuration, and availability best practices. After playing around in the lab with Provisioning Server I felt that there was some additional considerations lacking. Thus, my search for further information. Read more