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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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Phase II – Proving the technology

In this section, we are going to discuss the approach to proving the technology is fit for purpose. This is a key piece of work that needs to be successfully completed once we have completed phase I, and is somewhat different from how you would typically approach an IT project. This is the same approach you should take for any end user computing type of project. The transition from phase I to phase II can be seen in the following diagram:

Our starting point is to focus on the end users rather than the IT department. After all, these are the people who will be using the applications on a daily basis and know what they need to get their jobs done. Rather than giving them what you think they need, let's ask them what they actually need and then, within reason, deliver their requirements. It's that old saying of don't try to fit a square peg into a round hole, as no matter how hard you try, it's just never going to fit.

First and foremost, we need to design the...