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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Designing HA for VDI

To implement any kind of HA in a system, we need to ensure that there is no single point of failure, and, if we are extra cautious, we may even want to have three components in place so that even if we take one out for maintenance, there are still two left to provide resiliency. VDI doesn't live in isolation, so if we are implementing HA, then we must ensure that the resources needed for VDI are similarly protected from failure such as Active Directory, networking fabric, and storage. However, in this chapter, we will just concern ourselves with the different roles in VDI: the RD Web Access Portal, the RD Gateway, the RD Broker, and the servers that provide our collections of any type. We also need to understand the impact ...

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