You must specify the storage and template paths and select the type of storage for AppStacks and Writable Volumes before creating and using them.

Typically, the default storage path is /cloudvolumes/writable.

There are three types of storage templates available in App Volumes:

  • Profile-only - Captures only the profile information of the users and does not include any configuration information related to user-installed applications in the Writable Volumes. The profile is delivered early in the boot process and considered only a local profile delivery. Additional profile tools like roaming profiles and VMware User Environment Manager still apply and work as expected. Use this template if a profile solution is not in place.

  • UIA only - Captures all user-installed applications but does not capture any data that is written to the user profile. You can use this template with a third-party profile solution or VMware User Environment Manager.

  • UIA+profile - Includes all user-installed applications and user profile data. The user profile data is only a local profile and is not a roaming profile or other managed user profiles.

You must specify the type of template when you create a volume or when you upload prepackaged volumes.


User profile exclusions are not supported with computer-based Writable Volumes which are attached during computer startup.