VMware App Volumes 2.xx – Configure

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will describe how I configured App Volumes after I finished my installation-phase.

After the installation finishes, when I first lunch App Volumes Manager, it launches a “Get Started wizard.”


The first thing to do is to enter the license-info, Next


Next I enter my MS Active Directory information, Register


I add the user group I created during preparations and give the members of this group administrator role privileges, Assign


Looks correct, Next


I add my vCenter using the appropriate credentials I created earlier in preparations, Save. At this point, if you encounter issues with authentication with vCenter, check out the existence of vCenter root CA certificates in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store.


I accept the thumbprint from my vCenter certificate


Once the vCenter is successfully registered as a Machine Manager, Next


I enter default storage locations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes, Next


I confirm the Storage Settings, select “Import volumes in the background”, Set Defaults


I enter logon-credentials for one of my ESXI-hosts, Upload


I select “Import volumes in the background”, Upload


I verify the configuration settings, Save


Official VMware App Volumes Documentation

VMware App Volumes planning, deployment etc.

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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