Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing.
VDI is the new technology that gives lots of benefits.
• Efficient use of CPU and memory resources
• Reduced desktop downtime and increased availability
• Patches and upgrades performed in data center
• New users can be up and running quickly
• Data and applications reside in secure data centers
• Centralized management reduces operational expenses
Additional, VDI can be deployed with Microsoft Windows and suggest to learn What’s New in VDI for Windows Server 2012 R2 and 8.1
Anyway, I explained much more before starting to mention a book that was written by Andrew FryerGetting Started with Windows VDI - This book guides readers to build VDI by using Windows Server 2012 R2 and 8.1 quickly and easy to follow each chapter.

What Readers Will Learn:
  • Explore the various server roles and features that provide Microsoft's VDI solution
  • Virtualize desktops and the other infrastructure servers required for VDI using server virtualization in Windows Server Hyper-V
  • Build high availability clusters for VDI with techniques such as failover clustering and load balancing
  • Provide secure VDI to remote users over the Internet
  • Use Microsoft's Deployment Toolkit and Windows Server Update Services to automate the creation and maintenance of virtual desktops
  • Carry out performance tuning and monitoring
  • Understand the complexities of VDI licensing irrespective of the VDI solution you have opted for
  • Deploy PowerShell to automate all of the above techniques

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