After you install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, you can start the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console. The Management Console requires initial configuration and you can also configure which features you want to manage through the console.
If you install VMware Dynamic Environment Manager as a fresh installation, when you open the Management Console the first time, you are prompted to select which mode the Management Console opens in going forward, integration mode or standalone mode.
Whichever mode you select, the Management Console subsequently opens in that mode, unless you change the mode, such as by selectingin the Management Console.
Initial Standalone-Mode Configuration
When you use the Management Console in standalone mode for the first time, you must specify the location of the configuration share. With the configuration share set, you can start using the Management Console in standalone mode.
Management Console searches for the Immidio Flex Profiles Configuration.xml configuration file at the specified location. If the file exists, this central file is read and used as configuration for the Management Console. Otherwise, a new configuration file, with default values, and a General folder is created.
You can control which features you want to manage through the Management Console by configuring the Management Console settings. You can display the settings by clicking Configure in the Management Console.
- Personalization Features. Each check box in the Personalization Features section corresponds to a Personalization-related tab available in the Management Console, except the Silo support check box. Silo support lets you use Management Console to manage both General configuration files and silo-specific ones. When enabled, a Silos folder is created in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share. Within the Silos folder, you can create subfolders for each silo, and within these subfolders you can create and manage silo-specific Flex configuration files.
- Additional Features. Each checked item in the Additional Features section appears as a top-level tab in the Management Console. The Management Console does not display the Computer Environment and Application Migration tabs by default. Select the corresponding check boxes if you want one or both of these items to appear as top-level tabs.
- App-V. The App-V tab contains settings for application virtualization support. For more information, see the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Administration Guide.
- Configuration Changelog. You can view a log of changes to personalization or user environment settings files. See information about the configuration changelog in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Administration Guide.