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VIDEO: “VMware App Volumes 2.10”

What is App Volumes?

VMware App Volumes  (formerly CloudVolumes) provides real-time application delivery to end-users and desktops. IT can use App Volumes to instantly deliver applications and data to users without compromising user experience. Infrastructure and management costs are reduced by utilizing managed volumes. Unlike traditional application management solutions, App Volumes allows IT to deliver a desktop with no trade-off between user experience and costs


Key Features

VMware App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that enables Enterprise IT to instantly deliver applications with complete application lifecycle management. VMware App Volumes provides seamless end-user experience while reducing infrastructure and management costs.

  • Real-Time Application Delivery
    • Deliver or upgrade applications at scale and in seconds
    • Dynamically deliver applications without interrupting users even if they are logged in
    • Complete application lifecycle management (provisioning, delivery, maintenance, retirement)
  • Seamless End-User Experience
    • Support fully customizable desktops, with the freedom for end-users to install applications
    • Persistent user experience with non-persistent economics



What’s New in Release 2.10?

  • Enabling vMotion: The AVM_PROTECT_VOLUMES=”1″ environment variable can be set on the App Volumes Manager to enable vMotion and to provide protection against accidental deletion of volumes when all ESX hosts are of version 6.0 Update 1 and 5.5 Update 4. vMotion of Storage is not supported.
  • vSphere 6 Update 1 support: This release of App Volumes includes support for vSphere 6 Update 1.
  • Horizon 6.2 support: This release of App Volumes supports Horizon 6.2.
  • Storage Group management: An option to mark a storage as Not Attachable is now available. App Volumes Manager will ignore this storage while mounting volumes.
  • Expand existing writable volumes: Size of an existing writable volume can be expanded through the App Volumes Manager. This change will take effect after the next user login.
  • App Volumes templates: All App Volumes templates are now created with the volume attribute set to NODEFAULTDRIVELETTER to ensure they are not automatically assigned a letter by the Windows MountVol utility.
  • Windows 10 Support: Classic Windows 10 applications can be delivered through AppStacks to Windows 10 virtual desktops. End-users can install classic Windows applications on Writable Volumes when they are logged in to Windows 10 virtual desktops. Installation of universal applications is not supported on AppStacks and Writable Volumes. App Store applications are not supported.


Source:  VMware Release Notes




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