Hardware requirements for App Volumes include requirements for App Volumes management server, agent, and networking.

Table 1. Infrastructure Requirements

Component

Details

App Volumes Management Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions

  • .NET 3.5 framework

  • 2 vCPU required, 4 vCPU recommended

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 1 GB Disk Space

App Volumes Agent (client OS)

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (Microsoft Hot fix 2614892 applied) and Enterprise editions

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise

  • Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of OS are supported

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 5 MB Disk Space

Note:

Ensure that you disable the GPO Control Read and Write Access to Removable Devices or Media option.

App Volumes Agent (RDSH)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 5 MB Disk Space

VMware software for VMDK Direct Attached Mode (Preferred)

  • VMware ESXi 5.5.x, 6.x and vCenter Server (ESXi and vCenter Server must be the same version)

  • VMware Horizon with View 6.0.1 or later

CIFS file share if using VHD mode

SMB version 3.02 (Windows Server 2012 R2) is recommended for a better performance

Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory domain, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 functional level or later

Table 2. Networking Requirements

Component

Purpose

Port number

App Volumes Manager

Agent and Manager communications

  • TCP 80 (HTTP)

  • TCP 443 (HTTPS)

  • TCP 5985 for PowerShell Web services

App Volumes SQL Database

Database communication

TCP 1433 (SQL)