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Hydra for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

ITProCloud GmbH

Hydra for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

ITProCloud GmbH

Hydra is the solution to automate, operate and manage Azure Virtual Desktop for any organization

Hydra is the solution to manage Azure Virtual Desktop for one or more tenants. Hydra’s web platform allows administrators to deploy new session hosts, configure an auto-adapt scaling, maintain session hosts and pools automatically, role-based user session management, and much more. The included image management updates and creates new images for the deployment.


With Hydra, the operation of Azure Virtual Desktop is easy as it never was before:

  • Multi-tenancy
  • Role-based access
  • Management of user sessions
    • Logoff, messages, shadow user sessions, delete FSLogix profiles, user processes
  • Image management
  • Management of session hosts
    • Start, Stop, Delete, Restart, Automatically change disk types
    • Create new session hosts with a click (with classic disks or ephemeral)
    • Create new session hosts directly into the drain-mode
    • Automation scripts and script collections
    • Assign and remove users from dedicated hosts
  • Autoscale / Autoadapt
    • Multi-Session hosts
      • Power-on-connect support
      • Schedules
      • Autopilot: Automatically scales up/down/create/remove based on the usage of a host pool
      • Deploy hosts on demand - including ephemeral VMs based on a custom image*
      • Consolidate session after business hours to scale down hosts*
    • VDI
      • Auto deallocate session hosts, spare hosts
  • Session Timeouts
  • Session host definitions for rollouts
    • Per host pool
    • Images and shared images
    • Copy configuration
  • Auto Health
    • Remove orphan sessions*
  • Automatic disk change
  • Scripts and Script Collections
    • Run Powershell scripts on session hosts
    • Orchestrate hosts with multiple scripts and tasks: Drain mode on -> Logoff users -> Start the VM -> Run a script -> - - - Restart -> Drain mode off
    • Built-in scripts/collections for Windows Update, Windows 10 optimization, …


* Currently not available in the US


Hydra is available as a free community edition, even for commercial use (up to 6 session hosts per host pool and a single tenant) and as a supported licensable product . Hydra will generally work without limitation for the first 30 days and switched to the community edition. Please reach out to extend the trial period or to get a commercial offer. New: Simple license your current Hydra installation with the Billing Subscription.

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