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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 7. Working with Writable Volumes

In this chapter, we will take a much deeper look into Writable Volumes, how they work, and how to create them, before finally demonstrating Writable Volumes in action.

We will also look at some of the best practices of how to build a Writable Volume with particular attention to the dos and don'ts.

At the end of this chapter, you will be able to create, assign, and deliver a Writable Volume to an end user as well as perform ongoing management tasks.

The steps we will work through follow three distinct topics: create, assign, and consume:

So, just as a quick recap, a Writable Volume is an empty virtual hard disk, or VMDK file, that is attached to a virtual desktop machine when a user who has been assigned a Writable Volume logs in. The Writable Volume itself contains any user-installed applications or user profile information.

The user effectively owns that Writable Volume and it will be attached to whichever virtual desktop machine they log in to.