Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will create an AppStack with two applications in it. Although this is quite arbitrary, it is a nice start to using App Volumes to distribute applications. Before I can start capturing a new AppStack, I power up the W10APPVCAPTURE-vm I created in my previous session.
I first log into App Volumes Manager
Next, I go to Volumes and click Create in AppStacks
I give the new AppStack a name and description. The default path will work just fine.
Confirm Create AppStack, Create
Next I will provision my new AppStack to the W10APPVCAPTURE host I created in my previous session
I type in my W10APPVCAPTURE computername and click Search
I verify the status as available, Provision
I Confirm Start Provisioning
Now I head over to my W10APPVCAPTURE host and open VMware Remote Console. As we can see from the info-prompt, we are now in provisioning mode.
I next install my two applications, Putty and Notepad ++
When the applications are installed I click OK in the info-prompt
I confirm Yes to finish and reboot the computer
After reboot I click OK to the info-prompt and revert my vm back to most recent snapshot.
Back in App Volumes Manager I click Complete to finish provisioning
I confirm Complete Provisioning
Now that my new AppStack is provisioned, I can assign it to users
I search my domain for the user group I created for this AppStack: Appvol_AppStack01, Assign
I confirm Assign with “Attach AppStacks on next login or reboot”
I verify my assignment of AppStack01
If I login into one of my desktop pools with a test-user, I now see that the new AppStack is attached and the applications available.
Finally, I launch the applications to see that they start as expected
I can now head over to User Environment Manager and make sure that the settings for these two applications are stored in the user’s profile.
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