Azure VM v Azure Virtual Desktop

Kman 41 Reputation points
2020-04-20T23:07:42.997+00:00

I would like to create a VM which can handle up 5 or more concurrent users with Bastion to secure the VM. The VM would contain Power BI Service. I wanted to know if Azure VM or Azure Virtual Desktop which is better suited for this use case.

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. thgibard-MSFT 356 Reputation points
    2020-04-21T08:16:52.94+00:00

    Hello @KaisMalique-9406

    Both can probably help and fit the needs.

    However, if you know you're requiring only 1 application for a fixed limited 5 users - I would more go on 1 unique virtual machine where you can adapt the required RAM/CPU resources that you will need for your 5 people. It will be faster to configure and deploy. Especially, if you know that you can do "concurrent" scenario (and not a 1 VM).

    By default, you can have 2 RDP sessions opened at the same moment on a server. So, you will probably need CAL RDS licences to cover your 5 collaborators. More details.

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