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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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Building and configuring a virtual desktop

So, now that we have described how App Volumes integrates with Horizon View, we can start building this scenario using the Example Lab.

The next thing we need to have is a virtual desktop machine image built, containing all the components required for it to run. This build process is exactly the same as you would follow for building any other Horizon View-based virtual desktop machine; however, as previously mentioned, you now need to include App Volumes Agent as part of the image.

The process is illustrated in the following diagram:

In the Example Lab, we have followed the process as described in the diagram and created a template called the Horizon View desktop template, which will be used to create some example virtual desktop machines.

We are not going to cover this process in any more detail, but if you want to find out more about VMware Horizon View desktop solutions, please refer to Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven and Barry Coombs...