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Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture & Deployment. Updated: November 17, 2014 Summary: This document defines a set of architectural blocks for using Azure Virtual Machines to create multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and application services, referred to in this document as “desktop hosting.”

Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture & Deployment

The primary goal is to enable hosting providers to create secure, scalable, and reliable desktop hosting solution offers for small- and medium-sized organizations with up to 1,500 users. The intended audience for this reference architecture is hosting providers who want to leverage Azure infrastructure services to deliver desktop hosting services and Subscriber Access Licenses (SALs) to multiple tenants via the Microsoft Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) program. To deliver a desktop hosting solution via Microsoft’s SPLA program, hosting partners leverage Windows Server and the Windows Desktop Experience feature to deliver Windows users an application experience that is familiar to business users and consumers. Updated: November 2014. Virtual Network Documentation. Explore Configure a Site-to-Site VPN using the Management Portal Wizard This tutorial walks you through the steps to create an Azure virtual network.

Virtual Network Documentation

After you complete the tutorial, you'll have a virtual network that you can deploy your Azure services to. Azure Virtual Network Overview Technical library guidance to help you get started with Virtual Network. Plan Azure Name Resolution Learn how to use this related technology to connect to virtual machines and role instances within a cloud service by hostname directly by using the name resolution service provided by Azure. Azure Schema Reference Documentation for the schema used in the network configuration file, which you use to specify Virtual Network configuration settings. Understand the basics of network security This white paper provides an overview of how to use the built-in and configurable security capabilities of Azure networking. Manage About Configuring a Virtual Network in the Management Portal Network Configuration Tasks.

Use PowerShell to Create a Linux VM in Azure. In a couple of my previous blog articles, I’ve demonstrated how to create a storage account in Azure and how to create a reserved virtual IP address in Azure.

Use PowerShell to Create a Linux VM in Azure

Both of those items will be used in today’s blog article so I recommend reading through those previous blog articles if you haven’t already done so. The goal in this blog article is to build a CentOS based OpenLogic 7.0 VM in Azure except using PowerShell instead using the Azure portal website (GUI): First, the name of the image that Azure uses to build those VM’s will need to be determined. This can be accomplished using the Get-AzureVMImage cmdlet: Get-AzureVMImage | Where-Object ImageName -like *centos* | Select-Object -Property ImageName The last one in the previous set of results looks like the image that’s used to create the CentOS based OpenLogic 7.0 VM’s on Azure. Just to be sure, let’s take a look at the details of that particular image:

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