1. Virtual Desktops for Remote AI Development Environments


    Creating virtual desktops for remote AI development environments is a task that requires setting up a desktop virtualization service that can host your development tools and provide remote access to developers. Azure offers services like Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop), which is suitable for creating a full-fledged virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Below is a Pulumi Python program to create a virtual desktop host pool, application group, and assign a desktop application in Azure.

    The resources we will use are:

    • azure-native.desktopvirtualization.HostPool: This represents a collection of virtual desktops that can serve users. It manages the deployment of virtual machines and publishes RemoteApps and Desktops.
    • azure-native.desktopvirtualization.ApplicationGroup: This represents a group of applications you'd want to be available on these virtual desktops.
    • azure-native.desktopvirtualization.Application: This allows you to define an application within an ApplicationGroup.

    You'll need to have the Azure Pulumi plugin installed and configured, with appropriate permissions to create these resources in your Azure subscription.

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create a new Host Pool for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. host_pool = azure_native.desktopvirtualization.HostPool( "myHostPool", # Required arguments host_pool_type="Pooled", load_balancer_type="BreadthFirst", location="eastus", # See the Azure docs for additional configurations based on your requirements: # https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/azure-native/api-docs/desktopvirtualization/hostpool/ friendly_name="mypool", description="My Pool for AI Development", resource_group_name="my_resource_group" # Replace with your resource group ) # Create an Application Group associated with our Host Pool. application_group = azure_native.desktopvirtualization.ApplicationGroup( "myApplicationGroup", # Required arguments location="eastus", application_group_type="RemoteApp", # Choose Desktop if you want full desktops host_pool_arm_path=host_pool.id, resource_group_name="my_resource_group", # Replace with your resource group friendly_name="myappgroup", description="My Application Group for AI Development Tools" ) # Create a remote application which will be available through the application group. # Here, we assume a fictitious AI development tool which is installed at "C:\\AI\\tool.exe". application = azure_native.desktopvirtualization.Application( "myAIApp", # Required arguments application_group_name=application_group.name, command_line_setting="DoNotAllow", # Change based on your app's requirements file_path="C:\\AI\\tool.exe", friendly_name="AI Development Tool", resource_group_name="my_resource_group" # Replace with your resource group ) # Export the outputs for required resources. pulumi.export("host_pool_name", host_pool.name) pulumi.export("application_group_name", application_group.name) pulumi.export("application_name", application.name)

    Before running this code, make sure you’ve installed the Pulumi Azure Native provider and the Pulumi CLI.

    This Pulumi program performs the following actions:

    1. It creates a host pool, which is a collection of virtual machines that will run the desktop environments and applications.
    2. It sets up an Application Group that logical groups the applications that users can run within the virtual desktop environment.
    3. It defines a remote desktop application (fictitious AI development tool here) that will be available to users within the application group.

    Once these resources are deployed, you can configure them further to add users and permissions, install necessary AI development tools, and manage the environment according to your teams’ requirements. The virtual desktops can be accessed by users from remote locations using compatible clients, providing an efficient remote AI development experience.