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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

App Volumes components


We will start by covering an overview of the different core components that make up the complete App Volumes solution—a glossary, if you like. These are either components of the actual App Volumes solution or additional components that are required to build your complete environment.

App Volumes Manager

App Volumes Manager is the heart of the solution. Installed on the Windows Server operating system, App Volumes Manager controls the application-delivery engine and provides you with access to a web-based dashboard and console from which you can manage your entire App Volumes environment.

You will get your first glimpse of App Volumes Manager in Chapter 4, Installing and Configuring the App Volumes Software, when you complete the installation and start the post-installation tasks, where you will configure details for your virtual host servers, storage, Active Directory, and other environment variables.

Once you have completed the installation tasks, you will use App Volumes...