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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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The first page you will see is the DASHBOARD page, as shown in the following screenshot:

The DASHBOARD page gives you an instant view of your App Volumes deployment and what's going on. You can see at a glance useful utilization statistics on user, computer, and AppStacks utilization as well as recent user logins, computer bootups, and AppStack attachments.

You will see in the Most Recent Computer Bootups section that there is already a virtual machine listed—PVOLAB\AV-PROVISION$. This is the virtual desktop machine we installed App Volumes Agent onto in Chapter 4, Installing and Configuring the App Volumes Software, and it will be used to provision AppStacks.

As part of that Agent installation, we entered the details of App Volumes Manager and that virtual desktop machine has therefore "checked in" with the manager.

While still on the DASHBOARD page, you will also see that, if you hover your mouse over any of the utilization boxes, you will get another level of detail. The...