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

Installing the Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent


In this section, we are going to install the Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) components onto the RDSH server. The server we are going to use in this example is called xenapp.pvolab.com.

  1. Open a console to the xenapp.pvolab.com server.

  2. Open Windows Explorer and locate the shared folder, or the folder where you have stored the App Volumes and other software components, and locate the Citrix VDA installer files, as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. Launch the VDAServerSetup_7.6.300 installer. You will now see the first configuration screen, as shown in the following diagram:

  4. As you are going to build and configure a single XenApp Server, click the radio button for Enable connections to a server machine (1).

    You can still use the option for creating a Master image and follow the same procedure.

    Click the Next button. You will now see the Core Components configuration screen, as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. Click the Next button to continue the...