VMware DEM – Setup Application Profiler VM

Release date: March 16th 2020

Welcome to my VMware Dynamic Environment Manager series. In this session I will describe how I set up my application profiler VM. This is the Windows 10 desktop I use for profiling applications that aren’t a part of DEM out of the box.

The first thing I do is to install the Windows 10 VM, I won’t go into details about this here, but it is a straight forward Windows 10 install, complete with domain join. As best practice I make sure to patch the OS with critical patches from MS at any time.

Once the Windows is installed and patched, I also install the VMware App Volumes Agent, as I will use this when capturing settings with Application Profiler. Next, I proceed with installing the Application  Profiler which is under Optional Components in the installation media.


I launch the x64-installer as I am using 64 bit MS Windows 10 for this


The VMware DEM Application Profiler Setup Wizard launches, Next…


I accept the license agreement, Next…


The component and path is applicable, Next…




When the installation is complete, Finish…


After the installation finishes, I shutdown the VM and take a snapshot, prior to using this VM to capture application profiles, covered here: Capture Application Profile

My VMware DEM LAB Set Up

Official VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Documentation

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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