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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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Phase III - Design and Deploy

Now that you have proved that the solution works within your environment, you can take all the findings from both the assessment and the pilot phases, and start to build out a design for production.

In this section, we are going to cover the main considerations for a successful design, and discuss the general rules of thumb and best practices and then move on to the specifics of sizing the storage requirement, scalability, availability, and also how to architect the solution when deployed as part of a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop solution.

Before we get into the specific areas we are going to touch on, let's look at a couple of best practices when it comes to the App Volumes server and the AppStacks themselves.

App Volumes Manager deployment best practice

In this book, we are using a single App Volumes Manager that is ideal for a test environment during the proof of concept and pilot stages of a project. However, when it comes to a production deployment...