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HoustonConnorMEDJCT-5044 asked vipullag-MSFT commented

Best viewing experience with an Azure VM.

What is the recommended way to have the best viewing experience using to a Data Scientist VM? I'm looking at recreating a desktop experience on the VM with high resolution and no lag while exploring data and panning maps. RDP, Bastion, Virtual Desktop, something else? Thanks!

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Sam-Cogan answered HoustonConnorMEDJCT-5044 commented

All of the solutions you mention are based on RDP, so your experience will be very similar on any of them. The critical component will be your connectivity and latency to Azure, if this is not good enough then the experience will be sub-par.

Bastion implements your RDP connection in the browser, which generally will not perform as well as the native RDP client, so you may want to consider using RDP or WVD.

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My experience with Bastion is as you mentioned @SamCogan Bastion is at a lower resolution compared to RDP. Can you elaborated on the viewing experiences between RDP or WVD (we don't have WVD implemented). I believe WVD is over a browser, would that be a benefit for high resolution high refresh rates?

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pituach avatar image pituach HoustonConnorMEDJCT-5044 ·

Hi,

Bastion is not for performance but for security. It is awesome feature which I simply LOVE.

WVD is aimed to enterprise customers rather than at individual users. You can get a full explanation and series of videos in the following link: https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/WVD/#home

I don't think it will provide you any better resolution and refresh rates than RDP

To get better resolution and refresh rates you will need to use better broadband Internet traffic.

There are other third party applications for remote desktop which might provide better features but again, for better resolution and refresh rates you must have broadband Internet traffic supported. One of these applications which I love and use a lot is the TightVNC. It consists of two parts: the Server, which shares the screen of the machine it's running on, and the Viewer. It has a version which is free and open source under GNU GPL license v.2.



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Note! In my personal experience solutions which are working over a browser are usually much slower and require more resources.

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@pituach thanks for the comments and sharing your experience. The link was super useful. One of the deep dive links from that video, has a specific session on Deployment Best Practices for Latency which I found very insightful as well. https://medius.studios.ms/Embed/video-nc/Denis-Gundarev

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ryentang answered

Hi @HoustonConnorMEDJCT-5044 ,

Since you mentioned that you are looking for VM solution targeting for Data Scientist role, my recommendation will be looking at the overview of Data Science Virtual Machines offerings with the following options below;

All offering options allows you to scale up the virtual machine to obtain the best desktop experience.


Hope it helps you. :)

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