Provisioning applications on physical system using VMware App Volumes

Introduction In few of my earlier blogs on VMware App Volumes, I demonstrated how you can leverage VMware App Volumes to provision applications real time in a VMware virtualized environment.  But what if an organization is looking for a solution to provision applications on to a physical target machine or on a non-VMware virtualized environment. An organization …

Managing User Installed Applications & User Profile using VMware App Volumes

Introduction to VMware Writable Volumes In one of the earlier post to the series, we talked about App Stack and its advantages. AppStacks are read-only volumes containing applications or can also be referred them as application containers. You can combine your organization’s core applications into a single AppStack making the AppStack easy to assign to Active Directory …

Step by Step – Provisioning Application to RDSH Host using VMware App Volumes

Introduction In few of the previous blogs we covered Installation of VMware App Volumes Manager Installation of VMware App Volumes Agent Capturing Applications in AppStacks In this blog, I will be demonstrating how you can assign AppStack to an RDSH host. You can assign AppStacks to Active Directory objects, such as users, computers, groups, and …

Step by Step – Provisioning Application realtime using VMware App Volumes

Introduction In few of the previous blogs we covered Installation of VMware App Volumes Manager Installation of VMware App Volumes Agent Capturing Applications in AppStacks In this blog, I will be demonstrating how you to provision applications captured in an App Stack to the user’s runtime. Post creation of AppStack, you can assign the applications to …

Step by Step – Creating VMware App Volumes AppStack

Introduction to Creating VMware App Volumes AppStack Now as we are done with the installation of App Volumes Manager & App Volumes Agent on the provisioning host, next step is to create AppStacks to provision applications on to Virtual Machines. AppStacks are read-only volumes containing applications or can be referred to application containers. You can …

Step by Step – Installing VMware App Volumes Agent

Installing VMware App Volume Agent Post installation of VMware App Volumes Manager, install the App Volumes agent on the provisioning computer and target desktops. You don’t need to install on the server where you have App Volumes Manager installed. You need to deploy App Volumes Agents on desktops that will be accessing AppStacks and writable volumes, as well as …

Step by Step : Installing & Configuring VMware App Volume Manager

Introduction to App Volumes In a VDI environment, you can provide a user access to persistent or a non-persistent desktop. In a persistent desktop, you can install all the applications within the base image and create virtual desktops using that base image. Installing applications in a single base image will grow the disk size and the …

Updating an Citrix AppDisk

You might be asked to deploy new set of applications or update the existing applications to new release. In that scenario you might decide to update the existing AppDisk assigned to the users. At present Citrix don’t provide any option to upgrade the existing AppDisk as there is no version management built into AppDisk. This …

Configuring AppDNA and Analyzing an AppDisk for Compatibility Issues

Application Layering technology is not new now and their are several application layering solution’s available now. the major differentiator between other application layering technologies and Citrix AppDisk is its integration with AppDNA for Delivery group capability analysis. Once created you can test the capability of AppDisk against mutiple XenApp images or delivery groups. This gives …

Integrating XenApp/XenDesktop Delivery Studio with AppDNA

Introduction Citrix AppDNA is an application testing and management technology that detects and repairs compatibility problems that might prevent applications from migrating to a virtual desktop operating system easily. In one of my previous post I discussed the steps for Installation / Configuration of Citrix AppDNA Server. Once you have Citrix AppDNA server installed and …