3 days.


  • Experience with virtualized desktop implementation
  • Familiarity with VMware Horizon

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Install and configure App Volumes
  • Create and deploy Application Packages and writable volumes
  • Install and configure Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing VMware Horizon®, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and RDHS solutions

    Outline for VMware App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager Training


    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Horizon Application Management Bundle

    • App Volumes
    • Dynamic Environment Manager
    • VMware ThinApp®

    Overview of App Volumes

    • Features and benefits
    • Scalability and limitations
    • Storage group distribution strategies
    • App Volumes components

    Installation of App Volumes

    • Infrastructure and system requirements
    • Installing and configuring App Volumes Manager
    • Installing the App Volumes agent

    Packaging Applications

    • Differentiate Application, Package and Program
    • Create an Application
    • Packaging an Application
    • Updating an Application with a new Package
    • Set the CURRENT Marker on a Package
    • Assign an Application to an Entity
    • Package Stages

    Working with Writable Volumes

    • Default writable volume templates
    • Writable volume policies at creation
    • Updating and rescanning writable volumes
    • Writable Volumes 2.x

    Working with AppStacks

    • Enabling AppStacks
    • Creating and provisioning AppStacks
    • Assigning and updating AppStacks
    • Overriding Precedence in AppStacks

    Overview of Dynamic Environment Manager

    • Features and benefits
    • Dynamic Environment Manager terminology
    • User environment settings and scope
    • User profile scenarios

    Installation of Dynamic Environment Manager

    • Infrastructure and system requirements
    • Dynamic Environment Manager Agent (FlexEngine) requirements
    • Group Policy configuration
    • Management Console configuration

    Dynamic Environment Manager Settings

    • Personalization settings
    • User environment settings
    • Condition sets
    • Application migration

    Application Configuration Management

    • Predefined and user-customized application settings
    • Using Application Profiler
    • Using the Self-Support Tool
    • Using the Helpdesk Support Tool

    VMware Horizon 7 Smart Policies

    • Scope of Horizon 7 Smart Policies
    • Configure Horizon 7 Smart Policies Settings
    • Define Smart Policies Conditions

    Product Alignment

    • App Volumes 4
    • Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10