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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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RDS role servers

In the previous chapter, we spent a lot of time implementing HA for the brokers, and the Web Access and gateway servers in our VDI deployment. In the process, we also implemented load balancing so that each role is active rather than active-passive, where the standby server is idle most of the time. We also virtualized all of these server roles and discussed how they should be deployed on two Hyper-V hosts for HA. From a performance point of view, it is best practice not to put the role services on the same host as the one we use for our collections. In Microsoft's performance white papers, a 2,000-seat deployment is fronted by two Hyper-V servers, just as we set up for our HA configuration, where the two servers were Dell R620s ...

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