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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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HA and Hyper-V

So far in this chapter, we have considered each of the RDS server roles as though they are individual physical servers; however, we have all of these roles running as Hyper-V VMs, and there is no reason why we wouldn't virtualize them in a production deployment. However, this means that we have another point of failure—the physical host on which these VMs are running. So what can be done to ensure we can either take a physical host offline to maintain it or survive an unexpected failure?

The simplest approach is to have a second host and put one set of our servers on each host, as illustrated by the following diagram:

HA and Hyper-V

Then, if either ...

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