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Azure Virtual Desktop: Plan an AVD Architecture

by Ned Bellavance

Explore the design and architecture activities that begin a new Azure Virtual Desktop implementation in this course.

What you'll learn

While the daily activities in Azure Virtual Desktop administration usually focus on virtual machine maintenance, it is the initial design and architecture activities that can make the biggest difference in how much the environment costs. In this course, Azure Virtual Desktop: Plan an AVD Architecture, you'll delve into an extensive discussion on planning the architecture of your AVD environment. First, you'll explore the assessment process, taking a deep look at the questions you'll want to ask yourself about your existing physical and virtual assets. Then, you'll learn how to use those answers to design your host groups and recommend configurations for VM performance and capacity. Next, you'll discover the network requirements, both in terms of connectivity as well as capacity and performance. Finally, you'll dig into designs for the user identity and user profile technologies that your AVD infrastructure requires before clicking any buttons in the Azure UI. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Azure Virtual Desktop to plan and design a production ready architecture to support your organization.

About the author

Ned is an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience in the field. He has been a helpdesk operator, systems administrator, cloud architect, and product manager. In his newest incarnation, he is the Founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. As a one-man-tech-juggernaut, he develops courses for Pluralsight, runs two podcasts (Day Two Cloud and Buffer Overflow), and creates original content for technology vendors. Ned has been a Microsoft MVP since 2017 and holds a bunch of industry certifications t... more

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