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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
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Learning VMware App Volumes

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Learning VMware App Volumes
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Chapter 10. Deploying App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment

One of the key features of App Volumes is that it is not restricted to working with just VMware technology and products. As we have already seen, as well as its ability to integrate with VMware Horizon View (both virtual desktop machine delivery and hosted applications), App Volumes complements Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp, and Microsoft RDSH solutions.

In this chapter, we will take a closer look at how to deploy App Volumes to deliver just-in-time applications to a virtual desktop machine delivered by Citrix XenDesktop.

Unlike the VMware Horizon View solution, there is no broker integration to install.

The following diagram illustrates how App Volumes would look within the Citrix XenDesktop architecture:

The Citrix XenDesktop process for logging on to desktops remains exactly as it would in any other Citrix deployment. However, by having App Volumes Agent installed onto the base images of the virtual desktop machines delivered...