Architecting a Microsoft VDI Solution
This chapter focuses on the Windows Server 2008 R2 VDI implementation, which was a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and is part of the Remote Desktop Services role. Remote Desktop Services (RDS) was previously known as Terminal Services prior to Windows Server 2008 R2, which focused on session-based virtualization. Terminal Services was renamed to show the shift in focus from pure session-based virtualization to session-based and VDI scenarios.
Reviewing the Components of a Successful VDI Implementation
Figure 11-1 shows users whose devices are directly connected to a virtual machine. Although this is a basic form of VDI, it is completely impractical and likely wouldn’t work in the real world. For a successful VDI implementation, a number of components are needed: