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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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The App Volumes architecture

Now that you understand what each of the individual components is used for, the next step is to look at how they all fit together to form the complete solution.

We are going to break the architecture down into three parts. The first part will be focused on the application-delivery and virtual desktop machines from an end user's perspective.

In the second part, we will look more closely at the supporting and underlying infrastructure, that is, from an IT administrator's point of view.

Finally, in the infrastructure section, we will look at the infrastructure with a networking hat on and illustrate the various network ports we will require to be available to us.

So let's go back and look at our first part: what the end user will see.

In this example, we have a virtual desktop machine running Windows as the starting point of our solution. Onto that virtual desktop machine, we have installed an App Volumes Agent.

We also have some core applications already installed onto...