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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
About the Reviewer

Phase I – Project definition

In this first section, we are going to look at how we approach the project. This is broken down into four steps, as shown in the following diagram:

Let's start by looking at the business drivers.

Identifying business drivers

It may be an obvious point to make, but the key to identifying the business drivers is to really understand what you want to evaluate. By this, we mean is it a strategic decision based on the need to transform your organization with new working initiatives, or is there a more compelling event, such as the end of life of an operating system or application? It may simply be the need to reduce cost.

Whatever the case, you need to get that nailed down and written up on day one so the project has meaning and direction, and more importantly a baseline to refer back to when it comes to review time to gauge whether or not the project has been successful.

Primary drivers include things such as:

  • Cost reduction – operating expenditure

  • Centralized management...