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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
About the Author
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Configuring a Horizon View application pool

The next stage is to create an application pool. The application pool is going to contain all the applications that we want Horizon View to allow users to access:

  1. From the Inventory menu on the left-hand side of the console, expand the Catalog option and then click Application Pools (1).

  2. Now click the Add… button (2):

    You will see the Add Application Pools configuration page, as shown in the following diagram:

  3. From the Select an RDS farm menu, click the dropdown arrow (3) and select the Farm that you configured in the previous section. In this example, it is the Farm called RDSH_AppStack.

  4. Then click the radio button for Select installed applications. You will then see a list of the applications. This list has been populated directly from those applications that have been published on the RDSH host server and are read by the Horizon View Agent.

    Scroll down the list and select the following applications:

    • Paint

    • Calculator

    • Excel 2013

    • OneNote 2013

    • PowerPoint...