Citrix Provisioning does not support VHD vDisks on 4Kn storage – Console Error: 0x00000057 – Invalid Parameter

There are two possible solutions:

1. Upgrade your existing VHD vDisks to the VHDX file format.

– This can be done by running the Citrix Provisioning vDisk Creation Wizard and selecting the VHDX format.

– Alternatively, you can leverage Hyper-V to properly convert the format from VHD to VHDX.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/hyper-v/convert-vhd?view=win10-ps

2. Use 512 byte based storage disks.

Guidelines with regard to vDisk sizing and storage disk compatibility according to Microsoft

1. VHD (512 logical sector size) must be on storage with 512 logical sector size. No RMW.

2. VHD (512 logical sector size) does not support storage with 4096 logical sector size. PVS has not implemented RMW for performance reasons.

3. VHDX (512 logical sector size) can be on storage with 512 logical sector size. No RMW.

4. VHDX (512 logical sector size) can be on storage with 4096 logical sector size (PVS implements RMW). Citrix recommends VHDX 4096 logical sector size for optimal performance.

5. VHDX (4096 logical sector size) can be on storage with 512 or 4096 logical sector size. No RMW.

*Read-Modify-Write (RMW) results in degraded overall disk performance.

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