I have been learning Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) from the awesome book DaaS – The Complete Guide: A Step-by-Step Guide on deploying Desktop-as-a-Service solutions from Microsoft, Nutanix, Citrix, VMware, Accops. I want to share my learnings with you all, and in this post, we shall take a look into the following topics:
- Mind map for Azure Virtual Desktop – Getting started
- Getting started with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
- Deployment – Pre-requisites for AVD
- Master Images – (Windows 10 Multi-Session, Windows 10 1909 Enterprise or Windows Server 2019 DC)
- Template and Shared Image Gallery
- Host Pools
- Application Groups
- Windows Desktop Client
- Quick Start Links
Mindmap for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) – Getting started
Managed to put together a mindmap on the AVD getting started from zero to a working desktop or application. The idea here is the mindmap acts as an excellent visual representation of what to do during pre-requisites, deployment and you can figure out in advance the requirements/steps and pre-requisites.
Disclaimer – This guide is a get you started guide, and the production settings and configuration might be different. Please make sure you change the settings appropriate for production workloads. Here is the PDF version if you would like to download and zoom in (Don’t stress your eyes!) –
- The Mindmap was last updated on 21st Jan 2022 with lots of changes!
Quick Start Links
The intention here is to get you quickly started on Azure Virtual Desktop Solution:
|Azure Virtual Desktop Overview||What is Azure Virtual Desktop? – Azure | Microsoft Docs|
|Azure Virtual Desktop technical (ARM-based model) deployment walkthrough. (Christiaan Brinkhoff)||Azure Virtual Desktop technical (ARM-based model) deployment walkthrough. It covers all you need to know and beyond! | christiaanbrinkhoff.com – Sharing Cloud and Virtualization Knowledge|
|AVD Zero to Hero (YouTube – I am IT Geek)||Series 5: Episode 1 – AVD Zero to Hero Introduction – YouTube (Playlist)|
|AVD PowerShell||Azure Virtual Desktop PowerShell – Azure | Microsoft Docs|
|AVD Pricing||Azure Virtual Desktop | Microsoft Azure|
I hope you will find this helpful information on your Azure Virtual Desktop journey. Please let me know if I have missed any steps in the mindmap, or reference links, and I will be happy to update the post.