Let’s JMP – Part 4: App Volumes

In this part I will guide you through the steps for installing and configuring a basic App Volumes environment.


The component with a red square is installed and configured in this part.

Prerequisites & Assumptions

Before installing App Volumes, I assume you already have your virtual machine up and running with the correct hardware requirements for App Volumes and the Windows Server OS deployed, configured and domain joined. Just make sure you use a supported Windows Server OS for the installation of App Volumes.

Installing App Volumes

Make sure the ISO is mounted and open the folder Installation
Double click setup.exe
If you receive a User Account Control message, click Yes
Click Next  
Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next  
Select Install App Volumes Manager and click Install
Click Next
Select Install local SQL Server Express Database and click Next
SQL Server Express is being installed
Leave the default and click Next
Leave the defaults and click Next
Click Next  
Click Install
App Volumes Manager is being installed
Click Finish

Configuring App Volumes

Open your favorite browser and go to [https://vmwav01.lab.local](https://vmwav01.lab.local)

Click ADVANCED and click Proceed to vmwav01.lab.local (unsafe)

Click Get Started
Click Next
Enter lab.local for Active Directory Domain Name

Enter for Domain Controller Hosts

Enter DC=lab,DC=local for LDAP Base

Enter admin (or your own account name) for Username

Enter Password and click Create

Click Next
Enter domain admins for Search Groups and click Search
Select LAB\Domain Admins for Choose Group and click Create
Click Next
Enter for Host Name

Enter administrator@vsphere.local for Username

Enter Password

Enable Mount local copies of volumes

Enable Issue mount operations to hosts

Enter root for ESX Username

Enter ESX Password and click Save

Click Accept
Click Next
Select a Default Storage Location for AppStacks

Select a Default Storage Location for Writable Volumes

Leave the other defaults and click Next

Select Import volumes in the background and click Set Defaults
Enter for ESX Host

Enter root for ESX Username

Enter ESX Password

Select all Volumes: apps_… and writable_… and click Upload

Click Upload
Click Next
App Volumes is configured

NextUp >> Let’s JMP – Part 5: User Environment Manager (UEM)

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