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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 XenApp

Now that we have described the architecture of how App Volumes fits into a Citrix XenApp environment, the next thing we need to have is to start building and configuring the environment.

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

In this chapter, we are going to cover the complete scenario of building an AppStack for Office 2013 Professional, and then deliver this as a published application using Citrix XenApp.

To follow the Example Lab for this chapter, you will need to use two RDSH host servers (RDSH-Provision and XenApp). You will also use the Citrix XenDesktop virtual machine and the associated infrastructure components (Delivery Controller, Studio, StoreFront, and License Server). These were built in Chapter 10, Deploying App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment. Please refer to that chapter to build out that environment.


The steps described in the previous diagram...