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Getting Started with Windows VDI

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Getting Started with Windows VDI

Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer
English | July 14, 2014 | ISBN: 1782171460 | 302 pages | PDF/EPUB/MOBI/Code Files | 38 Mb

Create, maintain, and secure scalable and resilient virtual desktops with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
About This Book
  • Explore the various parts of the VDI infrastructure such as the broker, web access server, and virtualization host
  • Provide access for remote workers via any supported device
  • Using a step-by-step approach, quickly grasp the complexities of VDI and learn to deploy its features
Who This Book Is For
If you are an IT professional working on desktop deployment or server management with some exposure to Windows or Windows Server, this book is for you. VDI requires a lot of infrastructure, so some core knowledge is required, for example, the basics of Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, and DHCP.
What You 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
In Detail
This easy-to-follow introduction guide brings together all of the knowledge required to build a successful Virtual Desktop project that is secure, scalable, and highly available.
Through the course of this book, you will quickly progress from your first VDI lab environment to setting up a production-ready infrastructure that is robust, secure, and easy to manage. Going further, you will learn how to tune and maintain VDI once it is in production. Providing access for remote workers via any supported device and use of certificates is another important aspect covered in the book. If users depend on VDI, then it must be more resilient; you will learn that this can be done by addressing each of the roles of the VDI infrastructure.
You will also understand the wider aspects of Windows Server and the associated tools required for a complete production solution, such as Hyper-V, certificates, and Active Directory, making this book a one-stop reference guide for a complete project.