VMware App Volumes – Setup App Volumes Capture VM

Welcome to my VMware App Volumes series. In this session I will show how I setup a vm to use for capturing AppStacks. As I already have a pretty nice Windows 10 vm created as image/template for my VDI’s, I clone this, change computername and add it to the domain.

Once the vm is rebooted, I log in with a user with administrative permissions and install the App Volumes Agent from the msi-file

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The App Volumes Agent Installation Wizard opens, Next

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I accept the terms, Next

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Enter the App Volumes Manager address and port-info, Next

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I confirm my settings, Install

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Once the App Volumes Wizard completes successfully, Finish

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I restart the vm in order to apply system changes the App Volumes Agent makes

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After the system reboots and a very long logon completes, the error below pops up

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To work around this error, I need to change the port-setting on the Manager1-key in registry

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I remove :443 from Manager1-value

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After a reboot of the vm, the error disappears and the vm reports nicely to App Volumes Manager

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Finally, I shutdown the vm and create a snapshot

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VMware App Volumes Product Page

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.