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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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Using VHD In-Guest operation mode

We have talked in previous chapters about the ability of App Volumes to integrate into other technology solutions, but in this section we are going to look at that from a different perspective and look at how App Volumes supports disk formats other than VMware VMDK virtual disk files, in this case by supporting VHD files.

In this section, we are going to demonstrate how to set up an App Volumes environment that uses VHD.


In order to use VHS disk files, you need a separate App Volumes Manager instance. You cannot run both VMDK and VHD-based environments on the same App Volumes Manager.

So in this section, we are going to run through the process of setting up such an environment.

Before starting, make sure you have configured a shared folder that can be used to store the AppStacks and has the appropriate permission levels:

  1. In this example, we have created a new virtual Windows 2012 R2 Server and named it We will install the new instance...