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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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Chapter 6. Working with AppStacks

In this chapter, we will take a deeper look into AppStacks, how they work, and how to start building them, before finally assigning them to end users. We will also look at some of the best practices for building AppStacks.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create, assign, and deliver an AppStack to an end user and then perform ongoing management tasks.

We are going to work through the following distinct steps: create, assign, and deliver.

We will also cover some of the best-practice tips for deploying Microsoft Office applications as AppStacks.

So, just as a quick recap, an AppStack is a VMDK or VHD file that is attached to a virtual desktop machine when a user who has been assigned that particular AppStack logs in. The AppStack itself contains an application or set of applications that, once attached, are available to the end user to launch and consume as they would any other application. Don't forget; the applications are not installed or streamed...