Some View PowerCLI cmdlet parameters accept settings. For example, the -flashQuality parameter accepts settings that specify the maximum allowable quality for Adobe Flash content.

Default Display Protocol Parameter

The -defaultProtocol parameter specifies the default display protocol for a desktop pool.

Table 1. -defaultProtocol Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

PCOIP

Set the default display protocol to PCoIP.

RDP

Set the default display protocol to Microsoft RDP.

Deletion Policy Parameter

The -deletePolicy parameter specifies the deletion policy for automatically provisioned floating and linked-clone desktop pools.

Table 2. -deletePolicy Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

Default

Do not delete the machine when the user logs out.

DeleteOnUse

Delete the machine when the user logs out.

RefreshOnUse

Refresh the machine when the user logs out.

Note:

This setting applies only to linked clone desktop pools.

Flash Quality Parameter

The -flashQuality parameter specifies the maximum allowable quality for Adobe Flash content. This value overrides the setting on a Web page. If the Adobe Flash quality for a Web page is higher than the maximum value allowed, the client reduces the quality to the specified maximum. Lowering the quality of Adobe Flash content causes the content to use less bandwidth.

Table 3. -flashQuality Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

HIGH

Allow low, medium, or high quality Flash content.

LOW

Allow only low quality Flash content.

MEDIUM

Allow low or medium quality Flash content.

NO_CONTROL

Allow the Web page settings to determine the quality of Flash content.

Flash Throttling Parameter

The -flashThrottling parameter specifies how often Adobe Flash refreshes onscreen information. Throttling Adobe Flash to increase the refresh interval reduces the frame rate. This reduction causes Adobe Flash content to use less bandwidth, but it might also cause Adobe Flash to drop frames.

Table 4. -flashThrottling Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

AGGRESSIVE

Set the refresh interval to 2500 milliseconds. This setting produces the highest number of dropped frames. The speed of audio transmission is unaffected.

CONSERVATIVE

Set the refresh interval to 100 milliseconds. This setting produces the lowest number of dropped frames. The speed of audio transmission is unaffected.

DISABLED

Disable throttling. The timer interval is not modified.

MODERATE

Set the refresh interval to 500 milliseconds. The speed of audio transmission is unaffected.

LDAP Backup Frequency Parameter

The -ldapBackupFrequency parameter specifies the LDAP backup frequency for a View Connection Server instance.

Table 5. -ldapBackupFrequency Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

Every12Hour

Back up the LDAP database once every 12 hours.

Every2Day

Back up the LDAP database once every two days.

Every2Week

Back up the LDAP database once every two weeks.

Every6Hour

Back up the LDAP database once every six hours.

EveryDay

Back up the LDAP database once per day.

EveryHour

Back up the LDAP database once per hour.

EveryWeek

Back up the LDAP database once per week.

Never

Turn off backup for the LDAP database.

Pool Type Parameter

The -poolType parameter specifies the desktop pool type.

Table 6. -poolType Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

IndividualUnmanaged

The pool contains an individual unmanaged machine.

IndividualVC

The pool contains an individual machine that is managed and configured by a vCenter Server instance.

Manual

The pool contains manually configured floating (nonpersistent) machines that are managed and configured by a vCenter Server instance.

ManualUnmanagedNonPersistent

The pool contains manually configured floating (nonpersistent) machines that are not managed by a vCenter Server instance.

ManualUnmanagedPersistent

The pool contains manually configured dedicated (persistent) machines that are not managed by a vCenter Server instance.

ManualVCPersistent

The pool contains manually configured dedicated (persistent) machines that are managed by a vCenter Server instance.

NonPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains automatically configured floating (nonpersistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance.

OnRequestSviNonPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains floating (nonpersistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance and View Composer when requested.

OnRequestSviPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains dedicated (persistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance and View Composer when requested.

OnRequestVcNonPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains floating (nonpersistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance when requested.

OnRequestVcPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains dedicated (persistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance when requested.

Persistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains automatically configured dedicated (persistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance.

SVINonPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains floating (nonpersistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance and View Composer.

SVIPersistent

(AutomaticPool) The pool contains dedicated (persistent) machines that are provisioned, managed, and configured by a vCenter Server instance and View Composer.

Power Policy Parameter

The -powerPolicy parameter specifies the power policy for a desktop pool.

Table 7. -powerPolicy Settings

Setting

Description

AlwaysOn

Configure the machine to remain powered on, even when no one is using it. If you shut down the machine, the machine restarts immediately.

RemainOn

Start the machine when required if the machine is powered down. The machine remains powered on until you shut it down.

PowerOff

Shut down the machine when no one is using it.

Suspend

Suspend the machine when no one is using it.

Refresh Policy Type Parameter

The -refreshPolicyType parameter specifies the refresh policy for the OS disks of automatically provisioned dedicated and linked clone desktop pools.

Table 8. -refreshPolicyType Settings

Setting

Description

Always

Refresh the OS disk whenever the user logs off.

Conditional

Refresh the OS disk when the user logs off, but only if certain conditions are met. Use the -refreshpolicyDays and -refreshPolicyUsage parameters to specify the refresh interval in days and the percentage of the maximum allowable size for the disk.

Never

Never refresh the OS disk when the user logs off.

Smart Card Setting Parameter

The -smartCardSetting parameter specifies the smart card authentication policy setting. This setting applies to Update-ConnectionBroker, and does not have any effect unless you also specify -UseSSLClient $true with Update-GlobalSetting.

Table 9. -smartCardSetting Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

NotAllowed

Disable smart card authentication.

Optional

Allow users to use smart card authentication or password authentication to connect to the View Connection Server instance. If smart card authentication fails, the user must provide a password.

Required

Require users to use smart card authentication when they connect to the View Connection Server instance. Smart card authentication replaces only Windows password authentication. If SecureID is enabled, users are required to authenticate by using both SecureID and smart card authentication.

View Composer Task Parameter

The -composerTask parameter specifies a View Composer maintenance task on a virtual machine.

Table 10. -composerTask Parameter Settings

Setting

Description

attachUdd

Attach a persistent disk.

detachUdd

Detach a persistent disk.

mkChkPoint

Create a checkpoint snapshot.

rebalance

Rebalance a linked clone machine.

replaceUdd

Replace a persistent disk.

resync

Recompose a linked clone machine.