VDI Host Clustering

Glen Harrison 1 Reputation point
2022-01-25T11:10:10.397+00:00

Hi All,

I already have an RDS infrastructure in place offering RDS session hosts to our end users. I'd like to expand this out to also include VDI.

I've built a 4 node HV cluster, running the RDS virtualization role. There are some VDI VMs sysprepped ready to go, and things like storage / live migration is working well.

How do I add the virtualization hosts to RDS? I've logged into RDS and gone through the installation wizard, but I'm unsure if I should be adding the 4 VDI hosts, or the cluster?

The wording seems to infer that I should add the 4 servers, but how does HA work with live migration? Basically I'm confused how RDS knows where a VDI VM lives. If I add a VM to a VDI collection in RDS, and then it live migrates due to a node failure, will RDS know that?

Thanks.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points
    2022-01-26T20:34:42.423+00:00

    Hi @Glen Harrison

    How do I add the virtualization hosts to RDS?

    These servers should be upgraded all at once. Follow the following steps to upgrade:
    -Log off all users.
    -Turn off or save all virtual machines on each host.
    -Upgrade the servers to Windows Server 2016.
    -All collections should be available and functional after the upgrades are complete.

    The wording seems to infer that I should add the 4 servers, but how does HA work with live migration?

    Recommended settings for VDI desktops
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-vdi-recommendations

    how does HA work with live migration?

    Win2019 Server RDS Cluster gets confused on where its VMs live
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/293477/win2019-server-rds-cluster-gets-confused-on-where.html

    Microsoft VDI – High Availability Deployment Options
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/microsoft-vdi-8211-high-availability-deployment-options/ba-p/246965

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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