VMware App Volumes 4 – Capture Application

Release date: March 9th 2020

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. I previously made a session based on App Volumes 2.x where I captured an AppStack. This session is moved here: VMware App Volumes 2.x – Capture AppStack. In this session I will capture an Application, IrFanView, using App Volumes 4. Before I can start capturing the new application, I power up the W10APPVCAPT-vm I created in my previous session.

I first log into App Volumes Manager, in the Applications section, click Create

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I provide the application name and description, make sure to check “Create a Package”,  Create…

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Confirm applications creation

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Next, the application package wizard launches. I enter name and make the storage settings are correct, Create…

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I confirm the package creation

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When the package creation process is complete, I click Package to select a packaging VM

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I search for my packaging VM, W10APPVCAPT, and click Package…

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I Confirm “Start Packaging”

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Now I head over to my W10APPVCAPT-vm and open VMware Remote Console. As we can see from the info-prompt, we are now in packaging mode.

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I now proceed with the installation of the application

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When the applications are installed I click OK in the info-prompt

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I confirm Yes to complete the packaging

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I provide name and version info, Finalize…

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OK to restart the packaging vm

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After the reboot, I click OK in the info-prompt and revert my vm back to most recent snapshot.

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Back in App Volumes Manager, I click Set CURRENT to make this package available in the application.

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I confirm setting the status CURRENT

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Now that my new application is packaged and CURRENT, I can assign it to users

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I search my domain for the user group I created for this Application and click Assign…

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A final confirmation is needed, so I click Assign…

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Finally, I log in to one of my desktops and launch the application to see that it start as expected. I can now head over to Dynamic Environment Manager and make sure that the settings for this application is stored in my user’s profile.

 

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