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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Prerequisites


Before you start the App Volumes installation, you need to have the following in place:

  • An Active Directory account that has read access to the base DN so that App Volumes Manager can query Active Directory users and groups.

  • An Active Directory user accounts with the following permissions:

    • Standard permissions for setup/connection

    • Administrator-level access to allow the installation of applications into Writable Volumes

  • A vCenter administrator account that has administration permissions at the data center level.

  • Local or remote access to a SQL database. In a production environment, the recommendation would be for a remote database with enterprise-class availability, but for a pilot or POC environment, you can use SQL Express. It is included as a part of the App Volumes software download package. App Volumes supports the following versions:

    • SQL Express 2008 R2

    • SQL 2008 R2 or 2012 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)

  • In case a firewall is used between system components, ports 80/443 should...