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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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Building and configuring a virtual desktop

Now that we have described the architecture of how App Volumes fits into a Citrix XenDesktop environment, the next thing we need to have is a virtual desktop machine image built, containing all the components required for it to run.

This build process is exactly the same as you would follow for building any other XenDesktop-based virtual desktop machine; however, you now need to include App Volumes Agent as part of the image build.

As previously mentioned, we are going to use a VMware vSphere environment to host the Citrix components of the lab environment.

The process is illustrated in the following diagram:

In the Example Lab, we have followed this process and created a template called XenDesktop Gold Image, which will be used to create example virtual desktop machines.

Now that we have a virtual desktop machine built and ready to use, we can create and configure a machine catalog and then a delivery group to entitle an end user to use the virtual...