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Intermediate
Updated
Jun 4, 2021
Duration
1h 5m
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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. It is for this reason that this learning path begins with an extensive discussion on planning the architecture of your AVD environment.

In this second course out of six, Azure Virtual Desktop: Plan an AVD Architecture, you'll begin with a look at 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 use those answers to design your host groups and recommend configurations for VM performance and capacity. Next, you'll explore 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.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Greg Shields, and you found the second course in my learning path on the Windows Virtual Desktop topics and technologies that comprise the AZ‑140 exam. I am Author Evangelist and a full‑time author here at Pluralsight, and I've been working with virtual desktop technologies since the earliest introduction of virtual desktops. While the daily activities in Windows 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. It is for this reason that we begin our learning path with an extensive discussion on planning the architecture of your WVD environment. In this second course out of six, we begin with a look at the assessment process, taking a deep look at the questions you'll want to ask yourself about your existing physical and virtual assets. Then we'll use those answers to design our host groups and recommend configurations for VM performance and capacity. Next, we'll explore the network requirements both in terms of connectivity, as well as capacity and performance. Finally, we'll dig into designs for the user identity and user profile technologies that our WVD infrastructure requires before clicking any buttons on the Azure UI. If you've just been tasked with designing and/or managing a Windows Virtual Desktop environment in Microsoft Azure, this course is your next stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as we implement a WVD infrastructure, manage access and security, manage user environments and apps, and monitor and maintain a WVD infrastructure. Let's get started.