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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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Creating your first AppStack

The first subject we are going to cover is how to create an AppStack.

Since we have covered the architecture and requirements for building our App Volumes environment in previous chapters, and you have the infrastructure deployed by either following the Example Lab or your own environment, you can now start to build and create your AppStacks, which is referred to as AppStack provisioning.

The following diagram illustrates the provisioning process we are going to follow to create an AppStack:

Before we start the actual capture process, we need to make sure that we have a cleanly built virtual desktop machine, complete with an up-to-date and patched operating system that we can use as our provisioning machine. The best practice is to use a virtual desktop machine in any case, as that way you can take a snapshot before you install the applications and then easily roll back to the original image for any subsequent provisioning you want to run.

We are also going to make...