In this chapter, we have worked through the complete process of how to deploy App Volumes within a Citrix XenApp environment, in order to deliver applications that are part of an AppStack rather than being installed on the server. As we discussed, the use case for doing this enables you to build stateless XenApp farms, making it far easier to scale up, scale down, and, more importantly, be able to manage the applications as one entity.
We started by looking at the architecture of how it all fits together. Once familiar with the architecture, we went on to build a provisioning machine to provision our RDSH AppStack for Office 2013, before going on to build a XenApp Server, which was assigned the Office AppStack and then configured to publish some of the core Office applications.
Finally, we tested the solution to make sure it behaved as expected and that end users could log in and launch their applications.
In the next chapter, we are going to continue the theme of publishing applications...