What if I told you, you don’t need an RDSH farm to run Published Apps on Demand, but you can do it directly from a VDI desktop pool?
In Horizon version 2212, Published Apps on-demand are GA. In this blog I’m going through the steps that are required to configure this new feature in the Horizon Management console and test a brand new On-demand Published App.
In this blog, I’ll guide you through the steps of creating an on-demand package(s) in App Volumes.
I recently got asked a couple of times how to replicate or mirror writable volumes across multiple pods. Because the VMware documentation is lacking this information I decided to write a small blog post about it. First of all, writable volumes are not designed to be used on multiple datastores. A writable volume is an […]
By default VMware App Volumes uses its own self signed certificate. In this blog I’ll show you how to replace this certificate with a self signed certificate from your own Certificate Authority. First of all, you need to have a (Enterprise) Certificate Authority in your environment. I’ve used this blog to set it up in […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]