Best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces
Amazon WorkSpaces is designed to be integrated into existing IT systems and processes. This whitepaper describes best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces and incorporating the service into your infrastructure. It covers network considerations, directory services, user authentication, security, monitoring, and logging. The paper is intended for IT administrators who are responsible for managing end user computing and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in corporate IT environments.
Best practices to prepare your Amazon WorkSpaces for Linux images
This whitepaper outlines a set of best practices for the image preparation of Amazon WorkSpaces for Linux. The paper covers Well-Architected Principles applied to image design, the make-up of an Amazon WorkSpace, the Bundle and Image process for Amazon WorkSpaces, and methodologies for Image management. The paper addresses best practices for operating system updates, remote protocol configuration, application deployment, and desktop experience configuration of MATE.
Getting started project
Projects on AWS provide self-service step-by-step guides to help you build and launch services. In this project, you’ll learn how to provision and manage Amazon WorkSpaces cloud desktops. You'll accomplish:
Provision Cloud Desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, and access them using the Amazon WorkSpaces client application, available for Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets.
Create a new directory using Microsoft AD and add users. As part of the project, you’ll learn how to assign Amazon WorkSpaces to users in your Microsoft AD.
Perform basic administrative tasks using the AWS Management Console. You’ll learn how to reboot and rebuilt Amazon WorkSpaces, create your own custom image which you can use for provisioning new Amazon WorkSpaces, and remove Amazon WorkSpaces.
You can access this project here.
End User Computing Dashboard Workshop
Follow this self-guided workshop to build and deploy the End User Computing dashboard using AWS services. You can provide the dashboard to your help desk staff so that they can send the registration code email to a user, or stop, start, restart, and restore a user’s WorkSpace without having to access the WorkSpaces management console.
To get started, see Create End User Computing Dashboard.