Infrastructure and networking requirements for App Volumes include requirements for App Volumes Manager, agent, and Active Directory.

Table 1. Infrastructure Requirements

Component

Details

App Volumes Manager

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

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

  • .NET 3.5 framework

  • 4 vCPU required

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 1 GB disk space

App Volumes Agent (client OS)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 for Server VDI

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Professional and Enterprise editions (Microsoft Hot fix 3033929 applied)

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Build 1607 Current Branch & LTSB

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Build 1607 Current Branch for Business

  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 1703, also known as Creators Update

  • Windows 10 Anniversary edition Version 1607

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

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 5 MB disk space

Note:

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 with RDSH role enabled

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions with RDSH role enabled

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with 2K16

  • 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 Virtual SAN 6.2

  • VMware Horizon with View 6.0.1 or later

  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5, 5.6, and 7.x

  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 and 7.x

  • ESXi 5.5 U3b or 6.0 U1 required for vMotion support (Storage vMotion is not supported)

SMB file share if using VHD mode

  • SMB 2.0

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

Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory domain, 2003 functional level or later. Read-only account access.

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)