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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 a new ThinApp

This section is going to start off by demonstrating how to build a new ThinApp package, before going on to create an AppStack to deliver it.

For this example, we are going to use the virtual desktop machine called WinXP-Desktop-1, which has ThinApp Enterprise 5.1.1 already installed on it.

The process we are going to follow is illustrated in the following diagram:

The first task we are going to cover is creating a new .msi packaged ThinApp using the Setup Capture utility.

Running Setup Capture

So, the first thing we need to do is capture the application we want to package. In this example, we are going to create a package for GIMP 2.

On the virtual desktop machine WinXP-Desktop-1, launch the ThinApp Setup Capture utility. You will see the Setup Capture - Welcome screen, shown in the following diagram:

Perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Next > button (1) to continue. The next screen is the Setup Capture - Ready to Prescan screen. This step performs a scan of the machine...