Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a desktop and application as a service offering in Azure. AVD provides you the ability to host client sessions on a session host running in Azure. AVD uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to initiate the connection and provide remote display and input capabilities securely over the internet.
Host Pools are a collection of one or more VMs, aka session hosts, in Azure. Each host pool can contain an app group that users interact with from their physical desktop. It supports custom RDP properties for the RDP session host and functionality for MSIX App Attach if using the remote containerized profile for centralized profile storage.
In this hands-on lab, you will understand the networking foundation of the Azure Virtual Desktop environment and create the session host VM in a host pool using the Azure Portal.
Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:
April 20th, 2023 - Updated instructions and screenshots to match latest UI
Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
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