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)