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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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Logging on to a View desktop

Before logging on to a virtual desktop machine, you need to ensure you have VMware Horizon View Client installed. We have this already installed on one of the example desktop machines.

Launch VMware Horizon View Client and add the Horizon View Connection Server details. These are shown in the following screenshot:

The client will now connect to Horizon View Connection Server and then prompt you to enter your username and password, as shown in the following screenshot:

Enter the details of the example user, and click on the Login button.

Horizon View Connection Server will now authenticate the user against Active Directory and then, via App Volumes Broker Integration Service, look to see which AppStack and Writable Volumes that user has assigned to them.

You will now see which desktop pools are available to the end user. In this example, the user has been entitled to the App Volumes Sales pool we created previously, as shown in the following screenshot:

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