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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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HA for virtual desktop collections

So far in this chapter, we have managed to ensure that when our RDS management servers fail, our users are hardly affected—they can still connect and get a new virtual desktop, and if they are logged in, they won't lose any work and only suffer a minor interruption. However, the collections we have created are running on individual hosts, and if these fail, our users won't be able to connect, and if they are already connected, they will lose their session. So what can be done to make our collections more resilient? The answer depends on the type of collection, so let's look at each of these in turn.

HA for session collections

We can easily add in more session host servers and use these to load balance and scale ...

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