Hi all, I’m Tristan Scott, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team with some exciting news for decreasing the storage cost of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Windows Server 2012 R2.
The File Server team just posted two great blogs on the value of live data deduplication for VDI (Extending Data Deduplication to New Workloads in Windows Server 2012 R2) and how to deploy it (Deploying Data Deduplication for VDI Storage in Windows Server 2012 R2). As you can see, storing your personal virtual desktop collections on a Windows Server 2012 R2 file server just got A LOT cheaper, and in some cases, faster as well! Coordinating downtime to turn off your virtual machines and deduplicating your virtual hard disks (VHDs) is a thing of the past, as now “live” VDI files can be deduplicated, meaning your VHDs can be deduplicated even while they are running.
To preempt a few follow-up questions you might have:
So if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to deploy a scale out file server cluster with Data Deduplication enabled by using the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview.
I am using remote desktop it's very interesting in use.
Hi, I've setup VDI deduplication on our RDS 2012 R2 User profile disks and since doing so, around 10% of our users are reporting a black screen at login. We have to end their session and ask them to login again. We have RemoteApp setup. I expect that this is some form of issue with deduping UPD's. Any ideas?
Great post, thank you. What do you mean under "the system cache will handle caching of files"?