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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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Understanding the SCVMM and the Private Cloud concept

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is the platform provided by Microsoft to manage our virtual environment—virtualization hosts (such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V, and XenServer), virtual machines, and the resources associated with them (Windows Clusters, network connectivity, storage, and so on).

SCVMM 2012 represents the fourth stable version for this platform (2007, 2008, and 2008 R2 were the previous), and it not only provides a centralized management for all of these assets, but also includes several important features, such as the following:

  • Manage third-party virtualization platforms : Add and manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters.

  • Physical to virtual conversions: Using simple procedures, we can convert physical machines into virtual machines.

  • Virtual to virtual conversions: VM located in hosts can be converted to Hyper-V-compatible virtual machines.

  • Self-service portal: Users can provision VMs (within self...