Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) now has an integrated session host scaling solution built into the portal. This video goes over how to configure the custom role required for autoscale, then create a scaling plan and schedule and assign it to a host pool.Continue reading “Autoscale with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Scaling Plans”
(UPDATED 6/17/2021 with code for multiple pooled and personal host pools) Azure Virtual Desktop (previously Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)) has a new option in preview that starts session hosts in a personal or pooled host pool when a user connects. It won’t, however, shut down the session hosts when the user logs out. The script outlined in this video will evaluate all running and available session hosts in a personal or pooled host pool and shut down and deallocate session hosts without an active connection. Deallocating Session hosts while not in use can save money on compute costs.Continue reading “Shut Down Unused Session Hosts in a Windows Virtual Desktop Pooled or Personal Host Pool”
Hello Everyone, I have some exciting news to share. I published a new course on Udemy called Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop. This course has over 5 hours of all new content to get anyone with little to no experience with Windows Virtual Desktop up and running quickly. To celebrate the new course, I’m offering it at a special promotional price.
Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop is an introductory course for Windows Virtual Desktop that starts with the basics. What exactly is Windows Virtual desktop and the components that make up the service? We then move onto the prerequisites, those items that need to be in place for a successful Windows Virtual desktop deployment.Continue reading “Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop”
In this video, I walk through setting up the Azure Monitor solution for Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update. The video starts by setting up a Log Analytics workspace, then adding the Session Hosts to send performance data to the Log Analytics Workspace. After that, Azure Diagnostic data is configuring to send data to Log Analytics. Lastly, the Workbook available from Microsoft is deployed to view WVD performance and session information.Continue reading “Monitoring Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update with Log Analytics”
I am happy to release an update to my Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Start-Stop script for Windows Virtual Desktop updated for Spring 2020, or “WVD ARM.” This script uses an Azure Function to starts and stops WVD Session hosts in a host pool based on the user load.Continue reading “Auto Start and Stop Session Hosts in Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update (ARM) Edition with an Azure Function”