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Migrating NFA to NMM (Core and Enterprise AVD) Updated 8.25.22

 


Important Notification for NFA Partners Only
  • Nerdio NFA sunset occurs February 20th, 2023
  • Only new NFA account creation will be unavailable on November 30th 2021
  • NFA will be fully supported until the official sunset - nfa.support@getnerdio.com 
  • We encourage all partners to watch this video, read all of our supporting KB's and consider preparing for migrations in 2022. The entire Nerdio team is here to support and guide all of our amazing partners during this transition.

  • This guide is NOT for these accounts - Nerdio for Azure AVD with Hybrid AD Directory or Nerdio for Azure RDS.
  • Nerdio for Azure included Identity management and automations that are no longer available in NMM.  Specifically, Nerdio for Azure would place newly created computers or users into any or all of the following security group(s) to enable specific GPO's:
    • "VDI Computer Group" - Personal Desktops(AVD)
    • "RDSH Computer Group" - RDS Hosts and AVD Pools
    • "RDS Users Group" - Users assigned to an RDS based Host or AVD based desktop
  • MSP partners should consider reviewing all security groups and GPO's in full and determining best practices for new users and computers going forward.  Commonly partners are achieving this via OU based policies.

Before you begin, you must complete the following pre-requisites.

  1. Confirm you're migrating a NFA Core or NFA Enterprise Account. [KB]
  2. Confirm you have completed the required Azure Resource Provider Registrations. [KB]
  3. Complete the Install of Nerdio Manager for MSP. [KB] [Videos]
  4. Review Nerdio recommended guidance
  5. Review the commonly asked Questions FAQ in our Partner Community Forums [Link]

 

Index

NFA to NMM Account Migration should be approached in stages. 

  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 can be completed without client interruption. 
  • Stage 3 will require users to log off their old desktops and into their new desktops. 
  • Stage 4 may require destroying the old NFA environment and existing resources. (review)

 

Stage 1 - Migrate to NMM via Automations [KB]

In this stage you will connect NFA NAP to NMM, Kick off the Automated Account Migration and plan for Desktop Images

This stage has 3 parts and generally takes 120 minutes

 

Stage 2 - Configure New Host Pools and assigning Users [KB]

In this stage you will configure new Host Pools, Auto-Scale Settings, RDP Properties and Assign Users to Resources.  You will also want to review Safe-DNS and NFA Autoscale options prior to cutover in Stage 3.

This Stage had 2 parts and generally takes 120 minutes

 

Stage 3 - Cutover to NMM and new desktops 

At this point, users will have access to both the NFA desktops and the NMM desktops. When you are ready, you can un-assign them from their desktops in NFA so that they will only have the option of signing into the NMM desktops.  

 

Stage 4 - Post NFA Migration Cleanup [KB]

Now that the account is migrated and live it's time to destroy NFA account and stop billing

 

Bonus - New to NMM?

Please review some of these KB's as they will greatly help in supporting this new environment.  


 

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Important Notification for NFA Partners Only
  • Microsoft is sunsetting Azure Classic (not Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)) - Microsoft Article
  • NFA sunset occurs February 20th, 2023
  • NFA will be fully supported until the official sunset - nfa.support@getnerdio.com

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