By creating an application, you can manage the lifecycle of the packages added to the application.

Procedure

  1. From App Volumes Manager, go to INVENTORY > Applications and click Create.
  2. Provide the following information and click Create:
    Option Description
    Name Name of the application.
    Description Include the name of the packages or programs the application contains.
    RDS package attachment

    If an application supports multiple versions running at the same time, then use this option to deliver all versions of the application as per package assignment to users in a multi-session environment.

    If one of the users has a CURRENT assignment and another user has a specific application version assigned, then when the option is selected and both users log into the same RDSH server at the same time, the respective application version is delivered to each user.

    For example: The 7-Zip application supports versions X and Y of the application running at the same time. Version X is set with the CURRENT marker. The CURRENT version of the application is assigned to user1, which is version X and a specific version of the application is assigned to user2, which is version Y. When the RDS package attachment option is selected and both users log into the same RDSH server at the same time, user1 is delivered version X and user2 is delivered version Y.

    When the option is deactivated and one of the application package versions is previously attached, then regardless of the package assignment, the already attached package version is delivered to all users in the multi-session environment.

    Note: This option is available only for VMDK attachments.

    For information about support for multi-session, see App Volumes Support in a Multi-Session Environment.

    Owner If you want to change the default option, search and select the owner from the available domains in the active directory.

    To change the default option, click the pencil icon as displayed in the screenshot.

    Note: If you are using the Applications Owners role to grant access to specific applications, then ensure the following:
    • The appropriate Group or User belonging to that Group is specified in this (Owner) field.
    • The Group is assigned the Applications Owners role.

    For more information about the Applications Owners role, see Managing Admin Roles.

    Package (optional) The App Volumes Manager displays the Packages tab after the application is created.

    If this box is deselected, you must create a package later.

    When creating an application, the default application owner can be changed by using the pencil icon.
  3. Create a package immediately or later.
    Option Steps
    If you want to create a package later
    1. Clear the Create a Package check box.

      This prevents the package from getting created immediately.

    2. Click Create.
    3. In the Confirm Create Application window, click Create.

    An application is created. You can view the details of this application in the application details page. At a later stage, you can create a package for this application. When creating a package, you need not create the application again.

    If you want to create a package immediately
    1. Select the Create a Package box.

      By default, the Create a Package box is selected.

    2. Click Create.
    3. In the Confirm Create Application window, click Create.

      App Volumes Manager displays the Packages tab after the application is created.

Results

As soon as an application is created, an App Links table is displayed in the application details page. This table is empty until the application is packaged successfully. For more information about this table, see Launch an App Volumes Application with an App Link.

What to do next

If you have not created a package when creating the application, you can create a package any time. For more information, see Create a Package for an App Volumes Application.