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What is Nerdio Manager for WVD?

Nerdio Manager for WVD extends the native Windows Virtual Desktop admin experience with best-in-class enterprise capabilities, empowering IT professionals to automate, optimize, and secure WVD deployments with ease.

 

WVD Benefits

Nerdio Manager for WVD adds several major benefits to the Native WVD admin experience and makes WVD an unmatched virtual desktop solution.

Simplify & Automate

Scale & Optimize

Secure & Protect

Why Nerdio Manager for WVD?

Nerdio Manager for WVD extends the native admin experience capabilities of Windows Virtual Desktop, while allowing customers to leverage the significant investments Microsoft is making into the WVD service. Unlike other virtual desktop solutions, Nerdio Manager for WVD does not replace Microsoft’s native components but enhances them with best-in-class enterprise capabilities.

Below are some of the features Nerdio Manager for WVD provides in addition to Native WVD

(Click each benefit for more details)

Simplify & Automate

Scale & Optimize

Secure & Protect

Auto-Scaling for
Every Use-Case

MSIX AppAttach App Delivery Images

 
Azure Cost Monitoring

 
Scheduled Host
Pool Re-Imaging

 
Auto-Heal Broken
WVD Hosts

 
Cloning
Host Pools

 
Application
Utilization Monitoring

 
Multi Azure AD Deployment Management

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Enterprise organizations with large Windows Virtual Desktop deployments. Nerdio Manager for WVD is an automation platform that helps IT Pros deploy, manage, and autoscale WVD resources.

  • Nerdio Manager for WVD empowers IT Pros to operationalize large WVD deployments with powerful and intuitive UI used by engineering and help desk staff to deploy the environment and provide ongoing user management. Capabilities like desktop image management, performance monitoring, and user session control eliminate the need for complex scripting and speed up response to end-users.
  • Nerdio Manager for WVD reduces Azure costs with schedule and event-driven autoscaling and speeds up WVD deployments with guided setup wizard, reducing engineering workload.
  • Nerdio Manager for WVD helps reinforce existing security policies and compliance.  It addresses data residency concerns being deployed as a secure Azure application inside customer’s own Azure subscription in a geographic location of their choice.
  • Advanced autoscaling – schedule and event-driven autoscaling helps save on Azure compute and storage costs
  • Desktop Image management – create, import, manage, and deploy multiple desktop images at scale
  • Monitoring and dashboards – empower help desk with the tools they need to efficiently support end-users
  • Manage existing WVD deployments or create new ones – can be layered on top of existing Windows Virtual Desktop environment non-disruptively
  • Azure Marketplace deployment and billing – gets billed on the same invoice as Azure consumption.  No need to go through a new procurement process.
  • Security, compliance and data residency – WVD native, Enterprise-grade Azure application deployed to customer’s own Azure subscription and controlled exclusively by the customer
  • Zero vendor lock-in – no custom agents, custom client apps, orchestration VMs, or control planes.  Remove without impact on users and infrastructure.
  • Best value, lowest cost solution – full feature set with flexible named and concurrent user pricing models

There are two pricing models:

  • Per-named user ($4/month) – maximum number of unique users assigned to WVD host pools at any given time in the past 30 days
  • Per-concurrent user ($6/month) – maximum number of unique users connected to WVD hosts pools at any given time in the past 30 days

Nerdio Manager for WVD can help you deploy a brand new WVD environment and import your Citrix desktop image VMs.  These desktop images can then be used to provision WVD host pools and session hosts.

No, Nerdio Manager for WVD does not store user information.

You can deploy Nerdio Manager for WVD from the Azure Marketplace directly into your Azure subscription.  Click here to get started.

You can deploy a trial Nerdio Manager for WVD through the Azure Marketplace.

You can also watch pre-recorded demo videos here.

Nerdio Manager for WVD is an end-customer product designed for Enterprise organizations with large WVD deployments.  You can deploy Nerdio Manager for WVD on behalf of your customer into their Azure subscription.

WVD deployment can be performed without any scripting by following a wizard driven process, which includes AD and file storage integration.

Desktop Images can be created based on Azure Marketplace images or imported from existing VMs.

Once a Desktop Image is created, it can be deployed as a static or dynamic host pool with session-based desktops, personal/persistent desktops, non-persistent single-user desktops or RemoteApps.

When Nerdio Manager for WVD is installed in an Azure subscription, it can discover and associate with an existing WVD deployment and manage it.

What Makes Nerdio Manager for WVD Different?

Only “WVD Native”, Enterprise-grade solution that addresses data residency, compliance and security requirements

 

Can be layered on top of existing WVD deployments non-distruptively

 

Zero lock-in. Remove without any impact on users and infrastructure

 

Azure Marketplace deployment and billing – no procurement process

Autoscaling – schedule and event driven

 

Desktop Image creation, import, and management

 

Named and concurrent users pricing model

 

Lowest cost solution

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