RDSH & VDI Distribution to Local Storage

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Extending the flexibility of Parallels RAS, version 18 provides customers with ability to deploy clones from templates, used as RD Session Hosts or VDIs, not only to the centrally shared storage, such as SAN, but also to local disks of multiple independent Microsoft Hyper-V hosts. A template is distributed to the local storage of specified Microsoft Hyper-V hosts so that clones may reside in the same local storage location. Scaling out is also easily carried out by adding other Microsoft Hyper-V providers to the template provider distribution list.

 

 

Prerequisites

Supported on a standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016. In later versions of Parallels RAS 18, support will be extended to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and later.

All providers included in the Target list must have identical:

Hyper-V hosts must be domain-joined (current implementation uses a full VM copy of the template to distribute a template to other hosts (local storage) via Live migration mechanism).

Note: Full clones can also be moved to other hosts via Live migration, but the process is time-consuming (similar to when first coping the template).

Hyper-V settings must have Kerberos authentication enabled and appropriate delegations configured in AD:

  1. Go to Hyper-V settings for the host machines and enable Live Migrations using Kerberos.
  2. Go to Active Directory Users and Computers and for each Hyper-V host server enable delegation for “cifs” and “Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service” for all servers you want to migrate To and From.
Note: If authentication isn't working, try changing the Use any authentication protocol option.

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