Azure Remote Workstation Provisioning

Beta Feature

Please be aware that the feature outlined below is only currently available in the beta version of the Anyware Manager Admin Console. As such, this feature may change as it is developed, and it will not be supported by HP Global Support Services. Features in the beta version are considered not yet ready for full production and you use them at your own risk.

Pre-Defined Images and Templates

If you wish to use your own custom images or templates, you must create and manage those outside of Anyware Manager and create your remote workstation outside of Anyware Manager also. Once you have created a remote workstation you can add it to your deployment in Anyware Manager for brokering and management.

Users are now able to create and provision remote workstations in Azure in the beta version of the Admin Console. This beta feature is currently only supported with Anyware Manager as a Service. This feature is currently at parity with GCP in terms of creating a remote workstation, add a remote workstation to a pool, entitling users to a pool, etc.

For information on which Provider Service accounts can perform certain features, please consult the Service Account Requirements section.

You must have a valid Provider Service account to enable this feature. The following steps outline how to provision a remote workstation:

  1. Click Workstations from the Admin Console sidebar.

  2. Click Create new remote workstation from the add remote workstation icon. Alt Text

  3. Select Azure from the Provider menu. Alt Text

  4. Select an existing Connector from the Connector Information menu.

  5. Select a remote workstation template from the Workstation Template menu.

  6. Enter the provider properties for the Azure resource group, remote workstation location, Azure virtual network and Machine subnet.

    Remote Workstation Location

    The location of the remote workstation must match the location of the Azure resource group.

  7. Enter the remote workstation properties from the Workstation Properties menu. Enter the machine name, Azure VM size, remote workstation username and remote workstation admin password, as outlined below. Alt Text

    Remote Workstation machine and user names

    Due to a Windows limitation, remote workstation machine names are limited to only characters, letters, hyphens and must be 15 characters or less. Remote workstation user names are limited to 20 characters or less and cannot end in a period. The password entered for a remote workstation must be between 6-72 characters long and satisfy at least 3 of the following password requirements:

    • Contains an uppercase character.
    • Contains a lowercase character.
    • Contains a numeric digit.
    • Contains a special character.
    • Control characters are not allowed.

    For information on the remote workstation name and password requirements for Azure, see the following FAQs:

    Machine Type GPU

    If you select a Graphics Agent from the remote workstation template, you must ensure that your machine type has an NVIDIA GPU. If the remote workstation does not have the correct GPU driver it will fail during the GPU driver installation phase and you will be unable to connect to your remote workstation.

  8. Enter the active directory information for the remote workstation. The service account must have permission to join computers to the domain.

    Active Directory Information

    Active Directory information is used only during provisioning to join the remote workstation to the domain. This information will not be saved by the Anyware Manager.

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  9. Click Deploy.