Azure Virtual Desktop Monitoring

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  • Course Overview
    • Course Overview
  • Monitor and Manage
    • Log Collection and Analysis
    • Using Azure Monitor
    • Using Azure Advisor
    • Implement Autoscaling
  • Business Continuity
    • AVD Backup Strategies
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Moving AVD Resources

Course Overview

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The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Monitoring course helps prepare you for success when it comes to implementing Azure Virtual Desktop. Specifically, this course ensures you are ready to support the careful monitoring and maintenance of the Azure Virtual Desktop environment. This includes critical concepts like log collection, Azure Advisor, Azure Monitor, and more. This course also focuses on business continuity (BC) factors for your deployment. For those interested in Microsoft Azure certification, this course helps you prepare for the Monitor and Maintain an Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure portion of the AZ-140 certification exam.

WEBVTT >> Welcome and thanks for joining us for this overview for Azure Virtual Desktop Monitoring. Do I have that right? I think I said the words in the right order. I'll be your host for this module, functioning as a learner advocate, asking the questions that you might have at home. I'm Sophie, this is Anthony, and Anthony is going to be our subject matter expert. Anthony, if you don't mind, could you tell us a little about yourself? Sure. I've been working with Microsoft Azure since its inception and I have been working with Windows pretty darn close. I guess I'm giving away my age right now. But when I started supporting Windows systems, it was Windows 3.1 as the client and none other than Windows NT as the server operating system. Kind of interesting trivia there that Microsoft didn't always call Windows Server Windows Server. >> It started out as something called Windows NT, and I do believe it was new technology, the NT that that stood for. But today, couldn't wait to get involved with Azure Virtual Desktop. This is exciting technology where we're going to be bringing Windows to anyone that needs it on any type of a device. We're talking Windows on a tablet, even Windows on a phone. It's very, very exciting, the Azure Virtual Desktop technology. I couldn't wait to put my skills to use here in these modules. So who exactly is this course intended for? Like what skill level, what type of person? Yeah. This is anyone that has anything to do with Azure Virtual Desktop. As Sophie alluded to with our title of this module, we are going to be monitoring the Azure Virtual Desktop environment. So if your job is initial setup, you're going to be interested in monitoring. If your job is maintaining the environment, you're going to be interested in monitoring. I would say that the only group that wouldn't be interested in this module would be those that are strictly designing a deployment. But now that I say that, even they would want to peruse this module because they want to design the monitoring capabilities. So I just cleared that up for us. Anyone interested in Azure Virtual Desktop should really check out this module. Is there any prerequisite knowledge or anything that we should know or be familiar with before we jump into this? Yes. I would say definitely take a look at the modules that Sophie and I have created before this. Remember how we broke this down from a modular perspective for you. It was all about designing and deployment. Then we went in and really looked at identity and security. Then we went in and looked at user settings and applications. All of that stuff that we just described can be monitored. So if you are not familiar with how apps are deployed, or you're not familiar with how you would add security to Azure Virtual Desktop, I would highly recommend you drop back, that's kind of weird way to say it. Just slide over and check out those other modules. It's not like you're doing something lesser than this. It's just topics that you should be familiar with before you go in and try and monitor the environment. Now, >> without giving too much away, can we maybe get a little bit of a sneak peek as to what we're going to learn in this module? Yeah. So >> here's the great news. We know that there are a ton of sophisticated monitoring capabilities that are inside the Azure Cloud. One of the benefits that you get when you do your Virtual Desktop infrastructure, your VDI through Azure, is that as you might guess, there's this marriage between the monitoring tools that are in Azure and your Virtual Desktop environment. For instance, one of our favorite Azure tools is called Azure Monitor, and Azure Monitor is going to be totally aware of Virtual Desktop infrastructure technology called AVD, and it's ready to help you with making sure you are monitoring it intensely. The other things that we'll be talking about too, by the way, include things like, "All right, what would you do if you suddenly find out that, oh my gosh, poor Sophia, her machine is running very poorly." Well, we're going to talk about how we can react >> in those situations as well. Well, that's good because my machine does run poorly sometimes. So it'll be good to know what I can do to fix that. But I think that's going to do it for this overview. Got to get familiar with what we should know going in, and what we can expect in this module as well. So Anthony, thank you for walking us through that. My pleasure. Thank you for joining us for this overview. We'll see you in the course.