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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

Upgrading to a new version of App Volumes


In this section we are going to look at the process and steps for upgrading to a new version of App Volumes. There is no direct upgrade process, and to upgrade to a new version, you first need to uninstall the current version.

In the next couple of sections, we are going to look at how to upgrade the App Volumes Manager and the App Volumes Agent.

Upgrading the App Volumes Manager

The process for upgrading to a new version of the App Volumes Manager, is illustrated in the following diagram:

Before we start any upgrade, you need to back up the current environment. You need to back up the current App Volumes Manager, but more importantly you need to back up the SQL database.

In the Example Lab, we took a snapshot of the current App Volumes Manager, as shown in the following screenshot:

As we are running the SQL database on the same server in the Example Lab environment, taking the snapshot also protects the database, but if you are using a separate SQL instance...