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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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In this chapter, we started by talking about the use case for deploying App Volumes in an RDSH/Horizon View hosted application environment. We then went on the look at the architecture and how it all fits together.

Once familiar with the solution, we went on to build a provisioning machine to provision our RDSH AppStack for Office 2013, before building RDSH server, which was assigned the Office AppStack and then configured to publish some of the core Office applications. As these published applications were going to be brokered using Horizon View, the Horizon View Agent was also installed on the RDSH server.

The final piece of configuration was to create an application Farm and application pool using the Horizon View Administrator Console, before then entitling end users to the 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 final chapter, we are going look at some of the advanced...