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
I provide the application name and description, make sure to check “Create a Package”, Create…
Confirm applications creation
Next, the application package wizard launches. I enter name and make the storage settings are correct, Create…
I confirm the package creation
When the package creation process is complete, I click Package to select a packaging VM
I search for my packaging VM, W10APPVCAPT, and click Package…
I Confirm “Start Packaging”
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.
I now proceed with the installation of the application
When the applications are installed I click OK in the info-prompt
I confirm Yes to complete the packaging
I provide name and version info, Finalize…
OK to restart the packaging vm
After the reboot, I click OK in the info-prompt and revert my vm back to most recent snapshot.
Back in App Volumes Manager, I click Set CURRENT to make this package available in the application.
I confirm setting the status CURRENT
Now that my new application is packaged and CURRENT, I can assign it to users
I search my domain for the user group I created for this Application and click Assign…
A final confirmation is needed, so I click Assign…
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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