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Hydra for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

ITProCloud GmbH

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Hydra for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

ITProCloud GmbH

(1 Azure Marketplace ratings)

Hydra is the solution to automate, operate and manage Azure Virtual Desktop.

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, and much more.


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
  • 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
  • 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
    • VDI
      • Auto deallocate session 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
    • Disk size is automatically changed on start/deallocation based on the VM tag “WVD.AdvDiskType”, e.g., “Premium_LRS” will change the disk type to premium on start and to hdd after deallocation
    • From version 1.0.0.6: Can be configured on the host pool level
  • Scripts and Script Collections
    • Run Powershell scripts on session hosts
    • Orchestarte 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, …


The project 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

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