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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Hyper-V

We have made use of Hyper-V in three ways in this book: to run the role services that manage our RDS deployment, to host virtual desktops in our pooled and personal VDI collections, and to provide two session hosts for our session-based collection. If we decide to use VMs for any of these, we must understand what we can do to tune Hyper-V itself and how to scale up if needed. Broadly speaking, we lose about seven percent of our performance by virtualizing a workload, but many new servers are over-specified on the CPU, so this isn't a big penalty for the agility and manageability we get in return.

When we first configured Hyper-V in Chapter 1, Putting the V in VDI – An Introduction to Virtualization in Hyper-V, all we did was add in a virtual ...

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