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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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What is ThinApp?

Let's quickly start off by describing what ThinApp is for those of you who are new to the technology or don't know that much about it.

ThinApp is an agentless application-virtualization or application-packaging solution that decouples applications from the underlying operating systems. It's designed to eliminate application conflict and streamline application delivery and management. ThinApp licenses come as part of the Horizon View license and can be used on both physical and virtual desktop machines, therefore providing a mechanism for delivering applications across your entire end-user estate.

What is application virtualization?

ThinApp encapsulates applications into a package consisting of a single .exe or .msi file and abstracts them from the following:

  • The host operating system

  • Any traditionally installed applications already running on the system

  • All other virtual applications running on the system

It has the following features:

  • Applications are run in a virtual environment...