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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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AppStack delivery process

Until now, we have created some AppStacks, assigned them to end users, and demonstrated that the applications work when the users log in. In this section, we will look at what's going on behind the scene to make this work.

As you have already experienced, the provisioning process and the assignment tasks are all performed in App Volumes Manager. Once all these elements have been put in place, it's down to App Volumes Agent to communicate with App Volumes Manager to ensure that AppStacks and Writable Volumes are delivered to the correct end users and virtual desktop machines.

In this section, we are going to take a deeper look into how App Volumes Agent works. We are going to break this down into two specific areas:

  • App Volumes Agent startup and shutdown

  • End user login and logout

Agent start up process

The following diagram illustrates the App Volumes Agent startup process:

The startup process in this example is defined as the virtual desktop machine being powered on (1...