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With VMware App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment, Application Management Is a Snap!

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Last summer my family spent a day visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York. We all loved it, especially the chance to see miniature recreations of some of the world’s most famous cities, all built from LEGO blocks. My kids exclaimed over each tiny bit of landscape. I did as well, enjoying the minute detail […]

VMware: With VMware App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment, Application Management Is a Snap!

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By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With special thanks to Stephane Asselin, Mark Ewert, Dean Flaming, and Jason Marshall for content assistance. Last summer my family spent a day visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York. We all loved it, especially the chance to see miniature recreations of some of the […]

VMware: Three Free eLearning Courses Released

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VMware offers training on a variety of subjects, in different formats to fit your schedule and budget needs. Last month we add three new courses to our library of free self-paced eLearning offerings: Architecting Desktop Virtualization Solutions Fundamentals – This course describes the architecture and design considerations of VMware Horizon View, VMware Mirage, VMware User […]

VMware App Volumes Performance and Scalability Testing – Testing Almost Completed

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In this second post in a series, we are chronicling our work on a performance and scalability reference architecture project for VMware App Volumes. We have completed build-out of the lab environment and finished our validation testing, and we are now nearly complete with the performance and scalability testing. It is almost time to go […]

VMware: App Volumes Performance and Scalability Testing – Testing Almost Completed

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By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware and Tirtha Bhattacharjee, Quality Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware In this second post in a series, we are chronicling our work on a performance and scalability reference architecture project for VMware App Volumes. We have completed build-out of the lab environment and finished our validation testing, and we are […]

Introducing VMware App Volumes 2.10 – A Unique Solution For Real-Time Application Lifecycle Management

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I can’t believe it – it’s been nearly a year since we released VMware App Volumes 2.5! We have been innovating at a rapid pace, shipping several releases throughout the year with new features such as storage groups, multi-vCenter Server support and enhancements to VHD to name a few. We have been humbled by incredible […]

VMware App Volumes Performance and Scalability Testing – Preparing to Test

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In advance of the next major release of VMware App Volumes, VMware is undertaking a performance and scalability reference architecture (RA) project. This project is aimed at helping customers and partners understand the App Volumes product in a production configuration, where technical planning helps deliver consistent performance and predictable scalability. As part of this exciting […]

Automate Your Lab – Part 8 – SQL Server

Dominik Britz
In my lab I need a MS SQL Server for various reasons: Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Composer, VMware AppVolumes and other products. The SQL setup is quite slow and you have to wait in front of it as the installation and configuration is not separated. So I automated this nasty but needed component for my lab […]

Pruning the VMware App Volumes SQL Database

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Growing up, we had a small flower garden, which my mother proudly kept. The rose bushes stand out in my memory—vibrant, colorful, and, more often than not, taller than me. Without regular pruning, these rose bushes would have caused a multitude of problems. Like pruning a plant to maintain health, the VMware App Volumes SQL […]

User Profiles on App Volumes Writeable Volumes – The evolution continues!

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As we look at profile management & profile delivery solutions available today in the market, and the pains that come with managing roaming profiles with folder redirection, we can see that there is clearly room to introduce simplicity in this space. Managing users’ workspaces at scale, in the cloud, or on-premises requires more simplicity and […]

Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans
Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field At Synergy a few months ago, Citrix announced AppDisk. Citrix Appdisk is a new layering technique from Citrix comparable with VMware AppVolumes, Liquidware labs FlexApp, FSlogix or Unidesk. Citrix had a similar product already called Personal vDisk (PvD) but that failed horribly in real life. PvD was […]

Project Astro – Console/workflow

Project Astro – Console/workflow Yesterday at VMworld in the Session presented by Harry Labana he talked about a unified console. He demo’ed a workflow where a desktop or application is provisioned like you order a pizza. Just simple and not having to go to many many console, just like we want it. At the Atlantis party I […]

VMworld2015: VMware Access Point

VMware Access point At VMworld 2015 we’ve seen the birth of VMware Access point, a component that will provide external access to multiple VMware solutions. During a group discussion about App volumes we had time to discuss the Access point so I thought a quick blog might be interesting. Looking back When we look back […]

How to Troubleshoot an App Volumes Environment, Part 2

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With significant contributions from: Stephane Asselin, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Enablement, End-User Computing, VMware Jason Marshall, Manager, Product Engineering, End-User Computing, VMware Andrew Johnson, Senior Manager and Staff Architect, EUC Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware Welcome to part 2 of How to Troubleshoot an App Volumes Environment. We are discussing steps to take when diagnosing […]

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