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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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Customizing Writable Volumes

As we stated at the beginning of the previous section, VMware App Volumes ships with four different types of template as standard:

  • 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 Writable Volumes is by default configured to be 10 GB is size. Although this is thin provisioned, and as with the AppStack sizing, it might not make sense to use a 10 GB disk if you have users installing just a handful of small applications that are only a few MB's in size.

As with the resizing of AppStacks, the process for resizing and customizing Writable Volumes is exactly the same. The key difference is the location of the templates in the datastore, and also there is a separate tab in the App Volumes Manager console for importing the new Writable Volumes templates.