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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack by Amit Malik

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Accessing tenant virtual machines – Windows Azure Pack Console Connect

Windows Azure Pack provides two ways of connecting to virtual machine for tenants:

  • Remote desktop connection
  • Windows Azure Pack Console Connect

Remote desktop connection in a Windows Azure Pack Cloud works in the traditional RDP mechanism, requiring network connectivity to VM guest OS, RDP to be enabled, firewall rules to allow RDP communications, and lots more. If machines need to be accessed on Internet (service provider cloud scenarios), public IP would also be required.

The other option, Windows Azure Pack Console Connect, solves the challenges of RDP method. It provides access to VM guest OS through Hypervisor host using remote desktop gateways. Console Connect does not require ...

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