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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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Creating a machine catalog

Now that you have a virtual desktop machine image built, the next step is to create a machine catalog, which will utilize this image to deploy virtual desktop machines.

We will walk through this process.

On the server onto which you installed XenDesktop Delivery Controller, launch Citrix Studio. This is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC)-based console used to manage the Citrix environment. You would have used this to complete the configuration stage when you built and configured the infrastructure components.

You will see the following window:

Follow these steps to create and configure the virtual desktop machines:

  1. In the Machine Catalogs section, click on Set up machines for desktops and applications or remote PC access (1).


    The first screen you see is the Introduction screen. In this example, the screenshot for this has not been shown.

  2. Click on the Next button in the Introduction screen to continue.

  3. The next screen you will see is the Operating System screen,...