In my previous blog posts about Windows Virtual Desktop Host Pool (Spring 2020 Release), I have explained how to publish desktop and applications. These blog posts can be accessed using the following links.
With a growing demand for WVD resources, you may have a requirement to add additional session hosts to the existing Windows Virtual Desktop host pool. In this blog post, I am going to demonstrate how to add additional session host to Windows Virtual Desktop host pool.
Before we start, let’s go ahead and check how is my demo environment looks like and what I am trying to achieve.
• I have two Resource groups in place. EUSRG1 resource group is in Azure East US region and UKSRG1 resource group is in UK South Azure region.
• Resource in UKSRG1 resource group represents my on-premises infrastructure.
• I have a Windows AD server running in UKSRG1. It is syncing to Azure AD by using Azure AD Connect.
• EUSVNet1 and UKSVnet1 are connected using Azure VNet-to-VNet VPN Gateway Connection (https://www.rebeladmin.com/2019/09/step-step-guide-setup-azure-vnet-vnet-vpn-gateway-connection-powershell-guide/). This way session hosts in EUSRG1 can be added to Windows AD using the standard method.
• I have set up two session hosts (REBELSH-0 & REBELSH-1) and added it to a host pool called REBELHP01. I also created a workspace (REBELWP01) in EUSRG1 resource group. Both session hosts are joined to Windows AD using the standard domain join method.
Add new session host to an existing Windows Virtual Desktop host pool
In this demo, I am going to add 3rd session host called REBELSH-2 to host pool REBELHP01.
To do that,
1. Log in to Azure portal as Global Administrator
2. Search for Windows Virtual Desktop and click on it.
3. Then click on Host pools