Tip of the Day: Reduce running costs for your RDS Deployment in Azure using Auto-Scaling

Today’s Tip…

The most significant cost is the RDSH server VMs, so a great way to reduce cost is to shut down and de-allocate your RDSH VMs during off hours and then start them back up again as usage increases.  The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) auto-scaling sample script uses Azure Resource Management (ARM) PowerShell.

The sample script is intended to help you automate RDSH scaling. You can use the sample script as-is with simple configuration using the config.xml file, or you can customize the sample script itself. The PowerShell script, xml configuration file, and a deployment document are all included in a .zip file that can all be downloaded from TechNet Script Center.