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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 an AppStack for RemoteApp delivery

Now that we have described the architecture of how App Volumes fits into a Microsoft RDSH environment, we can start to build and configure the environment.

There are a number of steps involved in creating the environment, which are illustrated in the following diagram:

In this chapter, we will cover the complete scenario of building a Microsoft RemoteApp solution from the ground up, with the applications delivered using App Volumes.


The steps described in the previous diagram are in the order in which they should be completed. It is important to note when to install App Volumes Agent in particular and will become more important in other chapters when we come to installing VMware Horizon View.

As with the process described for building AppStacks for use with virtual desktop machines, the first part of this process is to build a provisioning machine from which we can create AppStacks.


AppStacks need to be provisioned using the...