You can install an additional App Volumes Manager component on multiple servers and point them to a shared SQL database.

Multiple App Volumes Manager instances can be load balanced by a hardware load balancer. Alternatively, you can configure the App Volumes agent to communicate with multiple App Volumes Manager servers.


  1. To install additional App Volumes Manager instances, follow standard installation procedures and point a new instance to the existing SQL database.
    Important: In the installation wizard, ensure that you have deselected the Create a new database or overwrite the existing database check box.
    Install App Volumes Manager
  2. Configure the App Volumes agent to communicate with multiple App Volumes Manager instances by modifying the following registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svservice\Parameters.
    You can specify the load balanced FQDN of the App Volumes Manager.
  3. In the registry key, add string value named ManagerN and value data App Volumes Manager FQDN, colon, and port number.
    N ranges between 0 to 9.
    For example, to add the data for the additional App Volumes Manager instance whose IP address is and port 443, perform the following:
    1. Open regedit.exe.
    2. Access the registry key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svservice\Parameters.
    3. Right click on the registry key and select New > String Value.
    4. Add the value as Manager2.
    5. Double-click Manager2 and add the data as
  4. Click OK.

What to do next

Restart the virtual machine on which you have installed the App Volumes agent.