JMP: Installing and Configuring – Part three

Part three: Configuring JMP After completing the JMP setup, we now need to set up time synchronization between the JMP server and Horizon View connection servers, configure SSL for the JMP server and export the SSL certificates from App Volumes, Horizon View and Active Directory for the JMP server to establish secure connections between all […]

JMP: Installing and Configuring – Part two

Part two: Installing JMP In the previous part we’ve set up the database requirements for the JMP installation. The installation of JMP is, in my opinion, really easy and straight forward.  Launch the setup and click Next.  Accept the license agreement and click Next.  No, I don’t want to allow HTTP traffic. Enter the name of the […]

JMP: Installing and Configuring – Part One

When you talk about VMware Horizon (Instant Clones), App Volumes and User Environment Manager, you’re talking about JMP. JMP (pronounced jump) stands for Just-in-Time Management Platform and represents the capabilities of a VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise environment that delivers Just-in-Time Desktops and Apps in a flexible, fast, and personalized manner. With JMP assignments integrated in […]

Manage user profiles with Writable Volumes

With the release of VMware App Volumes 2.15, you now have a profile_only template available for writable volumes. As the name suggests this template will only capture the user profile. Using this type of writable volume is something you definitely should look into when you are not using a User Environment Management solution and/or you’re […]

(re)Use your SCCM packages to “automate” AppStacks

In my previous blog I described how you can group your applications and divide them into different kinds of AppStacks. When you use these AppStacks, some of them can become fairly large because of the amount of applications that are used at a department. It’s also possible that two or more departments use the same application, […]

App Volumes: Error in creating database.yml file

This week I ran into a problem when I was upgrading an App Volumes Manager from version 2.14 to 2.14.2. During the setup I got an error saying the creation of the “database.yml” file failed, but after clicking OK the setup of the manager continued and eventually completed “successfully”. After launching the App Volumes manager […]

How you can group your applications for App Volumes

Because it’s best practice to not have more than 10 AppStacks attached per target system, you need to group your applications. At the customer* where I’m working we grouped the applications by using a “Funnel” and dividing them into 3 different kinds of AppStacks, as you can see in the picture below. *We use Horizon View 7.5, […]

Create a custom writeable volume for specifically the Outlook OST and Search Indexes

In my previous post I covered how VMware DEM can redirect the OST file and Search Indexes to a User Installed Application (UIA) writable volume. Because it’s still a UIA writable volume, any user with administrative rights can (ab)use these rights and install any application onto his/her own writable volume or the writable volume of […]