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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating and working with Storage Groups


Storage Groups are designed to automatically replicate AppStacks and to distribute Writable Volumes across multiple datastores. You can also define a group of datastores that should all contain the same AppStacks.

Some of these group attributes will only apply when you use a storage group to distribute Writable Volumes. This would include things such as the template location and also the distribution strategy.

The distribution strategy setting controls how volumes are distributed across a Storage Group. There are two options for distribution:

  • Spread – This distributes files evenly across all storage locations. When a file is created, the storage with the most available space is selected.

  • Round-robin – This distributes files by sequentially using the storage locations. When a file is created, the storage with the oldest used time is selected.

App Volumes can also effectively give you a basic level of storage tiering by managing which storage you can...