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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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App Volumes requirements

Now that we have covered the general environment prerequisites for an App Volume installation, the next step is to look at the specific requirements. We will break these into two categories: system requirements and software requirements.

System/hardware requirements

For App Volumes Manager, you will need a virtual machine with the following configuration:

  • Hypervisor: ESXi and vCenter Server 5.x or higher

  • 2 x vCPUs minimum (4 x vCPUs recommended)

  • 4 GB of RAM

  • 1 GB of disk space

For the App Volumes client (end user and provisioning/capture machine), you will need the following minimum configuration:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.1

  • 1 GB of RAM

  • 5 MB of disk space

Software requirements

In addition to the system requirements detailed in the previous subsection, you will also need the following software components for App Volumes Manager:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain (2003 functional level or above)

  • Supported browsers for the management...