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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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Chapter 3. Designing and Building an App Volumes Deployment

In the previous chapter, we introduced you to the components and architecture that make up the App Volumes solution, but before we start to deploy anything in our environment, in this chapter, we are going to discuss the key points that you need to take into consideration when planning an App Volumes deployment.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the recommendations about sizing, scalability, and making the solution ready for a production environment, but before we get into the detail of all of that, we are going to take a step back and look at what we currently have in place today, and how we are going to approach the overall project and how to move it forward.

We are going to look at both the business and technical elements of a project, and break these down into three distinct project phases, as shown in the following diagram:

The three distinct phases can be explained as follows:

  • Phase IProject Definition is where we look...