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VMware App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager-On Demand

  • Tuition USD $2,550
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4819 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-AVDEM-EL
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Self Paced

This three-day course builds your skills in application management using VMware App Volumes® and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager®. You learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale. You gain skills in managing application life cycles from installation to update and replacement. You also learn how to use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Install and configure App Volumes
  • Create and deploy Application Packages and writable volumes
  • Install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing VMware Horizon®, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and RDHS solutions.


  • Experience with virtualized desktop implementation
  • Familiarity with VMware Horizon

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware App Volumes 4
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10
  • VMware Horizon 8 v2006


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Overview of Application and Profile Management

  • Profile Management
  • Application Management

Overview of App Volumes

  • Describe the basic architecture and operation of App Volumes
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Manager
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Agent
  • Describe the principles of SAM
  • List the stages of application package life cycle
  • Describe what is a writable volume and how it differs from an AppStack
  • Identify the major requirements to deploy App Volumes App Volumes components

App Volumes Installation Overview

  • Describe the installation sequence for the App Volumes Manager
  • Describe the App Volumes operation modes for packages and writable volumes
  • Describe the App Volumes hypervisor connection types and their relationships with operation modes
  • Describe the process of initial configuration of the App Volumes Manager
  • Describe the basic configuration parameters and where these are configured in the App Volumes Manager Web interface
  • Install and perform the initial configuration of the App Volumes Manager in a lab environment
  • Describe the installation steps for the App Volumes Agent
  • Install the App Volumes Agent in target client machines in a lab environment

Working with Application Packages

  • Explain the concept of simplified application packaging
  • List the steps of application package life cycle
  • Differentiate between an application, package, and program
  • Create an application package
  • Use markers to assign the new version of an application package
  • Edit an application
  • Edit a package

Working with Writable Volumes Overview

  • Describe what a writable volume is and where it is used
  • Compare AppStacks with writable volumes
  • Describe the operation of a writable volume
  • Explain how to assign a writable volume to a desktop
  • Create and assign a writable volume in a lab environment

Working with AppStacks

  • Explain how applications in an AppStack are available to a user
  • Describe how to create an AppStack and populate it with applications
  • Describe how to update an application in an existing AppStack

Overview of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager

  • Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Describe the functional areas and benefits of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager features and how it manages profiles

Install Dynamic Environment Manager

  • Recognize considerations for planning a Dynamic Environment Manager deployment
  • Identify pre-configuration requirements before installing and starting the Dynamic Environment Manager - Management Console
  • Recognize key steps in the installation process of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe the initial configuration process for the management console and FlexEngine

Application Configuration Management

  • Explain how a user can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Self-Support tool to recover from application configuration mistakes
  • Explain how administrators and support staff can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool to troubleshoot profile problems
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool enables and synchronizes the offline use of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager Application Profiler can be used to create predefined configurations for applications

VMware Horizon Smart Policies

  • Describe VMware Horizon Smart Policies
  • Describe VMware Horizon View Smart Policies Setting
  • Overview of VMware Horizon Smart Policies conditions
  • Examples of VMware Horizon Smart Policies

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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