You can create published applications on demand using VMware App Volumes. Published applications on demand helps reduce the number of OS images and RDS farms. With the addition of App Volumes, Horizon 8 can configure individual RDS hosts for logged in users. This consolidates RDS farms based on real-time need, and enables you to easily manage multi-farm environments and simplify the lifecycle management of the applications.
- The following minimum product versions are required for this feature:
- Horizon Agent 2212
- VMware App Volumes 4, version 2212
- Install and configure an App Volumes Manager and note down the FQDN or IP address, port, user name, and password.
- Ensure that the App Volumes Manager is configured with an SSL certificate signed by a trusted CA. For a self-signed certificate, import the App Volumes Manager certificate to a trusted root store.
- Ensure you have at least one application package imported to the App Volumes Manager.
- Ensure that you have at least one automated RDS farm in your environment. For more information, see Creating and Managing Farms.
- Ensure that the golden image used to create the farm has both Horizon Agent and the App Volumes agent installed. See the App Volumes documentation for details.
Note: RDS farms should be created using a golden image that has Windows Update disabled. Windows Updates should be applied by updating the golden image and scheduling maintenance for the farm to apply the new golden image.