WVD and Azure File Storage(Fslogix)

Girish 61 Reputation points
2020-04-15T15:32:32.723+00:00

Hello

I have few questions on using WVD with azure File storage for FSlogix profile. I have a windows Domain controller in azure and I have deployed WVD hostpool with 5 VMs in it for users. Now for user profiles I want to use azure file storage.
For it I need to create a storage account and create a File share.
Now do I need to create another VM for this File share to mount?
I am just thinking from the cost perspective that I need to pay for the compute cost of this VM on which the file share will be mounted for using FSlogix profile?

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  1. vipullag-MSFT 25,861 Reputation points
    2020-04-16T14:52:58.043+00:00

    @Punditji

    As Azure Files is a managed service, it can be accessed via SMB protocol directly like a NAS. So you don't need a VM to mount the file share in your case.

    Thanks.

    Please 'Accept as answer' if it helped, so that it can help others in the community looking for help on similar topics.

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  2. Doug Coombs 1 Reputation point Microsoft Employee
    2020-04-16T23:40:14.45+00:00

    The ability to use native AD permissions for Azure Files is available in preview.

    You may find this to be a useful resource: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-virtual-desktop/fslogix-profile-container-using-azure-files-and-domain/m-p/1311180#M3529

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