This topic provides an overview of the App Volumes Manager console.

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The dashboard provides the following information:

  • The number of user and server licenses in use

  • User utilization

  • Most recent user logins

  • Computer utilization

  • Most recent computer logins

  • AppStack utilization

  • Most recent AppStack attachments


The Volumes tab is used to create and manage AppStacks and writable volume and for monitoring currently attached volumes.


The Directory tab display the information about users, computers, groups and OUs that have assignments or were logged in to the computer that has the App Volumes agent installed. Active Directory objects are automatically synchronized with App Volumes database every 4 hours. To force synchronization, click Sync within the Directory tab.


The Infrastructure tab displays the information about computers and storage seen by the App Volumes Manager.

This tab also provides information about configured storage groups and allows you to configure new storage groups.


The Activity tab has three sub-tabs that can help with monitoring App Volumes Infrastructure:

  • Pending Actions: Displays actions waiting to be performed in the background and will be completed in the order submitted.

  • Activity Log: Displays records of system activity such as user logins, computer power-ups, volume attachments, and so forth.

  • System Messages: Displays messages and errors generated by internal events such as volume attachment, Active Directory access, and so forth.


You can change the settings specified during App Volumes Manager configuration. There are five sub-tabs:

  • License: Contains information on the license. A valid license issued by VMware App Volumes is required to use this management console.

  • Active Directory: Provides information about your active directory. App Volumes uses the Active Directory to assign AppStacks to users, computers, and groups.

  • Administrators: Enables the choice of the Active Directory group responsible for administering the App Volumes Manager.

  • Machine Managers: Enables you to specify the login credentials to the vCenter Server.

  • Storage: Enables you to set the default database where AppStacks and writable volumes are stored.