2 Module Outline What is Remote Desktop Services (RDS)? Technical overviewDemonstrationsScale guidanceLicensingStay Current
3 PrerequisitesGeneral knowledge of the following is highly recommended.Azure portalAzure virtual networkingAzure virtual machinesManaging virtual machine availabilityAzure storageAzure SQL DatabaseStorage Spaces Direct in AzureDeploying Windows Server Active Directory on Azure Virtual Machines
6 Remote Desktop Services Components Session Host (RDSH)User’s desktop and applications execute on the RDSH serversConnection Broker (RDCB)Distributes connections to RDSH serversWeb Access (RDWeb)Provides user logon and selection of desktops and applicationsGateway (RDGW)Routes RDP traffic between the Internet and a tenant’s networkLicense Server (RDLic)Tracks usage of the systemWeb AccessConnection BrokerSession HostGatewaydatabaseLicense Server
7 Microsoft Remote Desktop App Multiple device platformsWindowsWindows PhoneiOSMac OS XAndroidProvides access toSession-based desktopsRemoteApp programsGreat Windows experienceProductivity with secure data
11 Supported Configurations WindowsServer2016Windows Server 2012 R2Connection BrokerLicensingGatewayWeb AccessSession HostNot supported in HANASupportedNot supportedSupported in separate collectionsRecommendations:WS2016 for all RD infra (Web Access, Gateway, Connection Broker, Licensing)Collections of either WS2012R2 or WS2016 Session Hosts.
12 Differences Between On-prem & Cloud You don’t have to build and maintain hardware fabric.You must monitor and turn-off unused resources to control costs.
13 RDS Concepts Collections Pooled RDSH collection Farms or sets of RDSH server VMs. Users are assigned to one or more collection.Pooled RDSH collectionUsers are connected to next available RDSH VM each time they logon.Personal RDSH collectionA user is assigned a specific VM and is always connected to that VM each time they logon. Users may be given admin access to the RDSH server.User profile disk (UPD)RDS built-in user profile solution for pooled collections in which each user has a virtual disk that contains their Windows profile information.The UPD is stored on a file share and mounted on the appropriate pooled RDSH VM before logon.User profile disks cannot span multiple collections.
22 Extending Basic Deployment Create custom RDSH image with applicationsAdd RemoteApp collectionAdd Personal Session Desktop collectionHigh availability and scale out:Add RD Session Host servers to each collectionAdd RD WEB and Gateway servers to create a farmCreate RD Connection Broker cluster using Azure SQL DatabaseAdd a second RD License serverAdd replica domain controllerCreate Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) for user profile disksDeploy RDSH auto-scaling script