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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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Customizing AppStack templates

When you create a new AppStack or Writable Volume, the starting point is to take a copy of the existing templates previously attached to the provisioning machine or user's virtual desktop machine.

VMware App Volumes ships with four different types of template as standard, which are:

  • AppStack application template (20 GB)

  • Writable Volumes template for user-installed applications (10 GB)

  • Writable Volumes template for user profiles only (10 GB)

  • Writable Volume for user profiles and user installed applications (10 GB)

The standard template for creating AppStacks is by default configured to be 20 GB in size. Although this is thin provisioned, it might not make sense to use a 20 GB disk if you are just deploying an application that is a few MB's in size for example.

On the flip side, you may also have a more complex application, where 20 GB is not big enough to accommodate updates and patches going forward.

In this section, we are going to look at how to customize the size...