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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
Book Image

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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Logging on to a XenDesktop virtual desktop


We have completed the required configuration steps, built a desktop image ready for delivery, created a machine catalog, and finally created a delivery group.

The next step is to log in to XenDesktop and verify that the user can not only access a virtual desktop machine, but also that they have their App Volumes-delivered applications available.

We are going to use one of the example user desktop machines to log in from. You will need to ensure that Citrix Receiver is installed on this desktop machine.

The first step is to launch a browser and enter the address of the StoreFront server. In the Example Lab, a separate StoreFront server wasn't built, so we will use the default address. Enter http://xendesktop.pvolab.com/Citrix/StoreWeb/ as the address:

You will now see the Citrix Receiver login screen, shown in the following screenshot:

Enter the username [email protected] and the password for it, and then click on the Log On button. You will now see...