Welcome to the VMware App Volumes documentation page. Learn how to install and use App Volumes to dynamically deliver and manage applications.

About VMware App Volumes

VMware App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that enterprises can use to dynamically deliver and manage applications.

Applications are packaged and delivered by attaching a standard VMDK or VHD file to a virtual machine. You can centrally manage the applications with the App Volumes Manager, a Web-based interface that is integrated with Active Directory (AD) and vSphere. Administrators can assign, update, or remove applications to be delivered at the next user login without the need to modify the desktops or disrupt users while they are working.

Writable Volumes allow users to access their application data across sessions and devices.

Hands-on Labs for App Volumes

You can access the Hands-on Labs (HOL) to try out the App Volumes product. On the Catalog page, search for App Volumes and enroll into the desired Lab. You must have a MyVmware account to access HOL.

Information Resources for App Volumes

Using the App Volumes Documentation

To navigate through the product documentation and release notes for your version of App Volumes, use the TOC on the left side. If you are looking for the product documentation in PDF format, browse to the document you want to download and click the Download PDF icon.

You can use the latest version of the App Volumes Administration Guide in the following scenarios:
  • You have newly installed App Volumes 4.

    The Administration Guide provides information for creating Application Packages and Writable Volumes.

  • You need to enable AppStacks and Writable Volumes (2.x) by using App Volumes 2.x.

    The Administration Guide provides information for creating AppStacks and Writable Volumes (2.x), which are relevant for App Volumes 2.x.

  • You have upgraded from App Volumes 2.x and want to migrate to the latest version.

    The Administration Guide provides information for creating Application Packages and Writable Volumes, which are relevant for the latest version.

  • You have upgraded from App Volumes 2.x and want to have a co-existing environment with the latest version of App Volumes.

    The Administration Guide provides information for creating AppStacks and Writable Volumes (2.x) in addition to providing information for creating Application Packages and Writable Volumes. As a result, you can use the latest version of the Administration Guide without having to refer to multiple documentations across versions.

App Volumes API Documentation

You can find the App Volumes APIs and the documentation on the VMware {code} site. Go to App Volumes APIs page to browse through the available REST APIs and read the API Programming Guide.