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Learning VMware App Volumes

Video Description

Take your skills in delivering applications to virtual desktops to the next level

About This Video

  • Learn the architecture and features of VMware app volumes
  • Cover the Latest Version of VMware with full up-to-date Techniques
  • Design and build a complete production environment with App Volumes

In Detail

App Volumes provide a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for the virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost-reduction.

This video starts with an overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. You will then learn how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View Integration, using VMware Thin App, Citrix Xen App, and more. Throughout the course, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the video, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Building and Configuring the Example Lab Environment
    1. The Course Overview 00:08:39
    2. Introducing the Lab Architecture 00:02:57
    3. Installing the vSphere Infrastructure 00:01:25
    4. Installing and Configuring Windows Servers/Desktops 00:05:27
    5. Configuring Active Directory 00:00:44
    6. Downloading the VMware App Volumes Software 00:01:49
  2. Chapter 2 : Introduction to VMware App Volumes
    1. An Overview of Application Layering 00:07:40
    2. What Is App Volumes and How Does It Work? 00:04:56
    3. App Volumes, Mirage, or ThinApp? 00:05:23
    4. App Volumes Use Cases 00:04:43
  3. Chapter 3 : Introduction to VMware App Volumes
    1. App Volumes Components 00:07:19
    2. App Volumes Architecture 00:03:15
    3. The AppStack Delivery Process: How It Works 00:03:19
  4. Chapter 4 : Designing and Building an App Volumes Environment
    1. Phase 1 – Project Definition 00:07:08
    2. Phase 2 – Proving the Technology 00:08:35
    3. Designing and Deploying Best Practice 00:08:51
    4. Integration with Horizon View 00:02:50
    5. Storage Considerations 00:07:35
  5. Chapter 5 : Installing and Configuring App Volumes
    1. Installing the App Volumes Manager 00:08:57
    2. App Volumes Manager Initial Configuration Tasks 00:10:01
    3. App Volumes Agent Installation 00:03:33
  6. Chapter 6 : Creating and Managing AppStacks
    1. Creating an AppStack for Notepad++ 00:12:19
    2. Creating MS Office AppStacks 00:09:32
    3. Assigning AppStacks to End Users 00:04:04
    4. Editing AppStacks 00:01:50
    5. Updating AppStacks 00:05:55
    6. Deleting AppStacks 00:01:38
    7. Un-Assigning AppStacks 00:02:02
    8. Importing AppStacks 00:02:18
    9. Rescanning AppStacks 00:03:02
  7. Chapter 7 : Creating and Managing Writable Volumes
    1. Creating a Writable Volume 00:08:07
    2. Importing a Writable Volume 00:01:41
    3. Updating a Writable Volume 00:01:51
    4. Rescanning Writable Volumes 00:02:15
    5. Editing Writable Volumes 00:02:20
    6. Disabling Writable Volumes 00:01:11
    7. Deleting Writable Volumes 00:01:46
  8. Chapter 8 : App Volumes Integration with VMware Horizon View
    1. Building a VDI Desktop Image for App Volumes 00:02:34
    2. Creating and Entitling a Horizon View Desktop Pool 00:04:54
    3. Entitling an End User to an AppStack 00:02:29
    4. Logging In to the Virtual Desktop 00:02:43
  9. Chapter 9 : Deploying App Volumes in an MS RemoteApp Environment
    1. Installing the RDSH Role and App Volumes Agent 00:08:26
    2. Provisioning an AppStack for RDSH 00:06:10
    3. Assigning the AppStack to a RemoteApp Server 00:02:11
    4. Configuring Applications for Publishing 00:02:44
    5. Launching a RemoteApp AppStack Application 00:03:10
  10. Chapter 10 : Deploying App Volumes in a Citrix XenApp Environment
    1. Installing the RDSH Role and App Volumes Agent 00:10:15
    2. Provisioning an AppStack for RDSH 00:06:29
    3. Installing the VDA on the RDSH Server 00:04:34
    4. Assigning an AppStack for XenApp 00:02:03
    5. Creating a Machine Catalog 00:02:00
    6. Creating a Delivery Group 00:02:55
    7. Launching a XenApp AppStack Application 00:03:09
  11. Chapter 11 : Deploying App Volumes in a Horizon View Hosted Apps Environment
    1. Installing the RDSH Role and App Volumes Agent 00:09:32
    2. Provisioning an AppStack for RDSH 00:06:14
    3. Installing the Horizon Agent on the RDSH Server 00:03:33
    4. Installing the App Volumes Agent and Assigning an AppStack 00:03:48
    5. Configuring Applications for Publishing 00:02:29
    6. Configuring a Horizon View Application Farm 00:03:12
    7. Configuring a Horizon View App Pool and User Entitlement 00:02:59
    8. Launching a View Hosted App AppStack Application 00:02:33
  12. Chapter 12 : Deploying App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment
    1. Building a XenDesktop Virtual Desktop OS Image 00:02:41
    2. Creating a Machine Catalog 00:04:21
    3. Creating a Delivery Group 00:02:28
    4. Assigning an AppStack to an End User 00:02:12
    5. Logging in to the XenDesktop Virtual Desktop 00:02:41
  13. Chapter 13 : Advanced Configuration Options
    1. Customizing AppStack Templates 00:10:28
    2. Customizing Writable Volumes 00:10:17
    3. Storage Groups 00:03:08
    4. Deploying VHD-Based AppStacks 00:05:42
    5. Upgrading to a New Version of App Volumes 00:10:53