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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By : Augusto Alvarez
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By: Augusto Alvarez

Overview of this book

Microsoft's Application Virtualization technology has been emerging as one of the main platforms in application virtualization. This is mainly because more and more organizations are thinking about application virtualization as a valid implementation; also because App-V represents probably the most attractive solution. App-V introduces a new and efficient way to improve operating systems and application life cycles in organizations. However, if we want to maximize our investment we must learn that every scenario and application differs from another, as does complexity.With Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide administrators will find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models; as well as step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes. There is also guidance on integrating App-V with other robust platforms like VDI, SCCM 2012 and even virtualizing server applications. Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide will start by giving readers the means to discover unfamiliar topics in App-V, as well as understanding App-V's architecture. By doing so, it will provide the baseline needed before shifting to advanced topics in App-V, like complex scenarios for sequencing and deploying applications. The book details scripting within App-V, as well as handling the platform using the command line; there is a complete review of troubleshooting installations, sequencing and deploying applications. Integration is another key component we will cover by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012. Server applications are not forgotten with Server App-V, using this book the reader will have a detailed understanding, with how-to steps to virtualize server applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide
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Chapter 9. Integrating Server App-V with Private Clouds

Organizations are no longer obligated to think about their infrastructure (hardware, roles, services, and other assets) as static; the current market considers businesses as 24 x 7 x 365. Application virtualization appeared in order to provide companies with a way to solve most of the problematic issues that we usually have on the desktop.

The acceleration of virtualized environments in the last few years has also included the necessity to increase agility in the deployment process and the scaling of our business applications and the platforms they run on. Server App-V, integrated with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012 ), appears as one of the principal instruments to accomplish that.

Server App-V allows IT administrators to virtualize typical server software and platforms, applying similar benefits gained from Desktop App-V, such as removing installation and configuration procedures in the deployment of applications...