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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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Creating Writable Volumes

The first thing we are going to do in this chapter is to create a Writable Volume, but before we do that, we will take a look at the process for doing this.

The process for creating a Writable Volume is far simpler than the one used for creating AppStacks, as you don't need to provision or install any applications up front, have provisioning machines, or have to then configure assignments as a separate task.

The following diagram illustrates the process we will follow to create a Writable Volume:

As you can see, it's simply a case of creating a Writable Volume from one of the three standard templates, which we will cover later in this chapter, assigning which user or group you want to assign the Writable Volume to, and then deploying it for use.

The end users can then install their own applications.

The following diagram illustrates the creation process and the subsequent user installation of applications in a little more detail. User-installed applications are exactly...