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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Managing Writable Volumes


In this section, we will look at the ongoing tasks you can perform on Writable Volumes, along with other general management tasks and processes.

All of these tasks are performed from the App Volumes Manager console.

Importing Writable Volumes

The import a Writable Volume feature allows you to import existing Writable Volumes that could be part of another App Volumes deployment.

For example, you may create a number of Writable Volumes as part of a pilot project, and when you deploy the technology in production, you could import those existing Writable Volumes rather than have the end users create them again.

To import a Writable Volume, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the VOLUMES menu option (1) and then, from the Writables tab (2), click on the Import Writables button (3), as shown in the following diagram:

    You will now see the Import Writable Volumes page, shown in the following diagram:

  2. In the Storage box (4), from the drop-down menu, select the datastore that contains...