Author Archives: Surendra Dhondale

About Surendra Dhondale

A Citrix Enthusiast! with a goal to make End User Computing fun! leveraging skills learnt over years to provide best solutions/answers for difficult “IT questions”!! EUC | Devops | Citrix | Microsoft Azure | Nutanix | VMware | Design | Solution Architecture | Programming | WVD

A simple Health-check / Inventory Dashboard for WVD – ARM

Summary:

Based on the feedback received on the previous Healthcheck / inventory dashboard Script . an updated script for the spring update of windows virtual desktop has been developed.

This dashboard provides an inventory / basic checks output in an html format which can be further utilised to understand the WVD infrastructure’s state. Customers may

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Azure Pipeline – Deploying WVD Session Hosts to Availability Zones vs Availability Sets

Summary:

The official Windows Virtual Desktop ARM template provides a way to add Session hosts into Availability Sets for HA. However is Availability Sets just enough for a large WVD deployment? it just might not be the case. That is why I modified the ARM template such that the Session Hosts so created to join

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Azure Pipeline – Starting a Percentage of VMs in the HostPool At the Start of Business

Over the last few weeks, we have been extensively writing pipelines and codes for deployment of Windows Virtual Desktop for our customers.

One of the business requirement was to ensure that a pipeline runs everyday at around 7am to ensure that there is enough capacity of VMs during the start of business in cases where

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Azure Pipeline – Import WVD Hostpool Token into Azure Secrets

Creating WVD Session Hosts and adding them to the Hostpool requires a token, Once the Hostpool is created through the Azure pipeline, there is a chance that organization norms may not allow Hostpooltoken to be generated and kept open for long time as this may cause problems. So, this article is about how you can

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Deploying the WVD POC under 30 minutes – Powershell


Summary

Creating a VDI infrastructure using traditional methods is a thing of the past! VDI the very word is all about Efficiency, Speed, Productivity. Hence we have put together list of all powershell commands that should help you deploy a WVD infrastructure framework in just under 30 minutes! For this to work as claimed.. first!

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FSLogix App Masking Guide for Citrix / Any Hosted Shared Desktops

Summary

FSLogix App has been around for a while, and it is one of the products that we love to talk about more and more! Reason for this is that it just made so many aspects of a Shared Infrastructure easy!! We worked on a couple of scenarios where customers had use cases to deploy

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A simple Health-check / Inventory Dashboard for WVD

Summary:

Last few weeks have been immensely busy for our VDI teams across the globe trying to help out customers adopt into solutions for remote access, a major one among this being the Windows Virtual Desktop!!! . As part of this, one of the biggest problems for customers is to manage the Windows Virtual Desktop. … Read More

Windows Virtual Desktops.. Pre-Requisite Checklist

Summary:

Across the VDI community the release of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has been seen as a quick card for CIOs to play at the time of some rapid proof of concepts for remote access and such. In this Article we will review as to just what does it take to deliver a WVD solution … Read More

A Citrix Admin’s Guide to WVD

With WVD getting a lot of attention lately, with this blog i am trying to bridge that gap between the Citrix and the WVD. Both technologies can either independently exist or be used together to deliver a remote access service to the customers! However it is important to understand the caveats of these technologies in … Read More