The Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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  • Course Overview
    • Overview
  • Network Connectivity
    • Introducing Azure Virtual Desktop
    • AVD Prerequisites
    • AVD Network Connectivity
    • Name Resolution
    • RDP Shortpath
  • Host Pools and Session Hosts
    • Recommending Host Pool Resources
    • Recommending Session Hosts
    • Implement Host Pools and Session Hosts
    • Automation Options
    • Applying Licenses
  • Manage Session Host Images
    • Golden Images
    • Manage Azure Compute Gallery
  • User Data Storage
    • Planning for Storage with AVD
    • Implement Storage Accounts
    • Implement File Shares
    • Implement Azure NetApp Files
    • Implement Storage for FSLogix


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The Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure course helps you plan and implement the required infrastructure for a successful AVD deployment. This course assists you with the most key elements you should be concerned with including network connectivity, user data storage, host pools and session hosts, and your ability to easily manage session host images. All of these elements are critical for a smooth and successful Azure Virtual Desktop implementation.

WEBVTT >> Welcome and thanks for joining us for this overview for this module which is titled Azure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. I'm going to be your host with the most for this course, Sophie Goodwin. I'll be asking questions along the way that maybe you have at home, things that you're wondering and I'll be functioning as a learner advocate for you. Of course, we've got Anthony Sequera over here to my right, and he is going to be walking us through this material as our subject matter expert. Could you tell us a little about yourself, Anthony? Sure. I have been working with >> Azure Virtual Desktop since Microsoft released this product, but before then doing a lot with Cloud technology, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, certainly Azure. Prior to that, my specializations were really in networking. All this stuff goes together. Also, I've been helping to support Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1 and the old server operating system called Windows NT. So it's really neat to be doing this now, seeing this technology really, really expand from what it once was. Now, >> who is the, I guess you would say the target audience for this course. Who should be watching this? Yeah. So it is really anyone that is going to be responsible for >> Windows via the Cloud and that's probably going to be people in the Microsoft support roles, networking support certainly. So if you have just even the slightest bit of Azure under your belt, you're in the right place. As we move throughout these episodes, we'll try and make sure we do demonstrations and define all of the Azure technologies that you'll need. So you said if you've got some Azure knowledge under your belt already, that's going to help you here. Is there any other prerequisite knowledge that we probably should have going into this? Yeah, I would know a bit about Windows. So have some Windows support behind you. Again, Sophie and I will really try and make sure that we cover what things are. We won't just assume that everyone in the audience has heard about this stuff. So can we maybe take a look either just at a general overview or maybe physically what we're going to be learning? Yeah. So what Azure Virtual Desktop is all about, let's go to my desktop because it's perfect. Look at here, Sophie, as you know, I run a Mac and this is actually one of the M1 Macs. What does that mean? It means it is a non-intel chip. Why that's relevant is there's no boot camp where I could run Windows. Many of the popular virtualization programs don't even support running Windows on this M1 Mac. There's an app called Parallels that will allow me to run Windows. But what's interesting about that is some of the apps that I needed to install on Windows wouldn't work because they didn't recognize the underlying M1 chip from Apple. So now more than ever, I need another solution to running Windows on this Mac. And here you can see I have fired open a remote desktop session and I have this session desktop right here. If I double click this pretty darn quickly, we're going to get a login screen. So let me put in the password for this user. And once I put in this password, we are going to see the fruits of our labor in this course. Fingers crossed. But what we're going to access here, as you'll see, is none other than Windows 11 inside of the cloud. Look at that. And Sophie, you would not be able to tell that this is not running on my local desktop. Let me fire open an application I installed like the Adobe Acrobat Reader. And here it is. And it looks, smells, tastes just like Windows running on this Mac. But we know this Windows 11 is actually coming to us via the cloud. And this is what Azure Virtual Desktop is all about. And >> we'll be taking a closer look at some of this stuff in this module. But now you have an idea of kind of what that looks like and what we're going to be getting into in some of these demos. So I think that's pretty much going to do it for this overview. That'll do it. Covered all of the basics. So thank you for joining us and we will see you in the course.