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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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Advanced Agent configuration

The App Volumes Agent is made up from two different specific elements. Each one responsible for different tasks within the environment.

First off we have the SVdriver, which is responsible for the virtualization of volumes into the operating system and ensures that applications within AppStacks appear as though they were locally installed for example.

Secondly there is the SVservice. This is responsible for how the volumes are controlled as well as for the communication with the App Volumes Manager.

You can configure App Volumes Manager by selecting configuration options such as batch script files which are called at various points during system startup and login, as well as registry options for services, drivers, and other parameters.

Working with batch script files

App Volumes Agent executes batch script files either when an AppStack or a Writable Volume is attached dynamically or at various points during system startup and login.

If, when the volumes are attached...