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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
Book Image

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

Creating and configuring a desktop pool


In this example, we will create a very quick desktop pool to demonstrate how App Volumes works within a Horizon View environment.

Note

When it comes to designing a production App Volumes and Horizon View deployment, you will need to look at how you create and configure the desktop pools so that the pool configuration and the desktops within it match the application requirement of the AppStacks that are going to be speed.

In previous chapters, we used virtual desktop machines that have not been managed by Horizon View, but now we are going to use Horizon View. The only difference is that Horizon View will now be allocated the virtual desktop machine rather than us connecting and logging in directly. App Volumes' behavior is no different.

For this example, we will create an automated desktop pool, with a floating user assignment. We will also create full clone virtual desktop machines.

Note

In a production environment, you would use View Composer linked clone...