This Jump Start covers the latest approaches to desktop virtualization, the business cases for each, guidance for choosing appropriate virtual desktop types according to requirements and architectural guidance for building a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with appropriate sizing, scalability and fault tolerance. In addition to VDI this training session will cover session virtualization, application and user state virtualization, and scenarios for desktop virtualization vs. traditional desktops, the Microsoft-Citrix v-Alliance program and provide context and scope for understanding when Microsoft only desktop virtualization makes sense and when a Citrix v-Alliance solution is appropriate.
Instructors | Joey Snow - Senior Technical Evangelist; Corey Hynes - Lead Technical Architect, Holsystems; Adam Carter - VDI Technical Product Manager
Associated Certification(s) | MCSE: Server Infrastructure; MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Related Course(s) | Course 55021: Configuring and Administering Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012; Course 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; Course 20415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
This module provides an overview of what desktop virtualization is and what components, needs and challenges are addressed by desktop virtualization. Additionally this session explains the types of virtual desktops and what Microsoft offers for desktop virtualization.
This section covers improvements for enhanced user experience via improvements in RemoteFX, intelligent transports (support for both UDP and TCP), touch / multi touch, USB redirection and Fairshare. It will also cover personalization of virtual desktops and user state virtualization and how to implement user state virtualization.
This session goes into remote desktop services components and configuration and the benefits. In addition Joey and Corey will be covering how to configure custom VDI with Server Manager, how to implement high availability and patching/updating pooled and personal collections.
This module is an introduction to Hyper-V, its technical requirements and architecture. It will also cover Hyper-V for VDI components and the various storage types and spaces.
Designing a large scale VDI architecture can be a challenge. In this section more details are provided on how to scale and analyze performance across different types of storage.
This session portrays how powerful virtualization is when Microsoft and Citrix are combined. Corey provides a detailed overview and scenarios on jointly integrated unified management, the key value adds of Citrix and how it enables you to put a windows desktop on any device.
Licensing a product is always tricky. This session covers how to license components of a VDI Solution and what kind of licensing options are available.
Please peruse this section for additional information that supports this Jump Start event. This is an opportunity for you to dive deeper into VDI at your own pace.