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AppVolumes 4 Officially Released

Package Delivered: App Volumes 4 | VMware End-User Computing Blog

Updates/Changes:

What's New in VMware App Volumes 4 | VMware

App Volumes Delivers Packages in the New Year! | VMware End-User Computing Blog

Anyone had a chance to install/test with it? Curious to hear what everyone's experiences are (and will be).

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Just out of curiosity, is there anyone using it already? Or tested it thouroughly? Just interested in some real life out in the open test results.

Unfortenately I didn't have time to test it yet...

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Started playing with Appvol 4

But using the appvolumes migration utility to migrate appvol 2.x to 4 is not working for us.

Clearly doing something wrong.

pdf link below

https://flings.vmware.com/files/uploads/0/0/0/0/3/2/0/app_volumes_migration_utility_-_instructions.p...

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

The New/updated userinterface is really cool and much faster loading times in my lab. Packaging also works like a charm.

Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Question for you did you convert your 2.x packages to 4.0 ??

also a big one you package up Visio etc that seems to be the pains

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

no, did a clean install of AV4.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi Natestack,

Can you explain a bit more what is going wrong ?

Do you see error messages, if so can you please share them with me ?

Kind regards, Raymond Twitter: @raymond_himself
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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Will this be supported, or will it be another 3.0?

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Do not talk about version 3.0.... Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Sorry for the late reply

below error this is also posted to VMware flings

We have 133 app stacks and none convert to 4.0


OS version
windows 1809

As requested

Begin Log

Application Capture Command Line Program
Version 4.0.0.45

8:33:47 Computer: Computer name
8:33:47 Date-Time: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 8:33:47
8:33:47 Commandline: C:\Program Files (x86)\vmware\appcapture\appcapture.exe
8:33:47 Arguments: /Migrate "Application name" /sourcepath "c:\Program Files (x86)\vmware\appcapture\Volumemount\Application name" /o C:\Appstack

8:33:47 INFO : Processing Commandline Options
8:33:47 INFO : application name: Name of application
8:33:47 INFO : Migration(Source) path: C:\Program Files (x86)\vmware\AppCapture\VolumeMount\Application-Name_appstacks
8:33:47 INFO : Output vhd folder: C:\Appstack
8:33:47 INFO : Source vhd: C:\Program Files (x86)\vmware\AppCapture\templates\wemcapture.vhd

8:33:47 INFO : source disk file attributes: 0x00000020
8:33:47 INFO : output vhd folder attributes: 0x00000010
8:33:47 INFO : output vhd file: C:\Appstack\Application.vhd
8:33:47 INFO : copying C:Program Files (x86)Vmware\Appcapture\templates\wemcapture.vhd to C:\Appstack]Application.vhd
8:33:47 INFO : Going to add Full Access for Authenticated users [icacls.exe “c:\Appstack\Application.vhd” /grant *S-1-5-11:(F)].
8:33:47 INFO : preparing output virtual disk for capture
8:33:47 INFO : attaching the migration disk
8:33:47 INFO : waiting for disk attachment
8:33:47 INFO : disk attachment complete in 0 secs
8:33:47 ERROR: failed to set volumelabel for virtual disk (error: 0x13)
8:33:47 ERROR: virtual disk attachment and mount failed [Error: 0x13]
8:33:47 ERROR: program failed in install mode CmdNew (Error: 0x13)

End Log

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

First off I haven't tried to convert appstacks from 2.18 to packages in 4.0.

We have some appstacks that have multiple applications in it, it seems to not be the best of ideas to migrate those.

Creating packages and applications in 4.0 is really straightforward and works qite nice.

Login times seems to be good with multiple packages attched so no issues there.

We do see an issue with packaging Java applications (in this case SPSS) as it seems to not be able to load jar files after sequencing is done. Also tested with 2.18 but it worked there.

Anyone else seen these issues with applications being packaged?

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

You logs mentioned vhd, are you using vhd by any chance? if so, apparently is it not supported according to the documentation.

"AppStack Migration Utility: App Volumes Migration Utility helps to migrate appstacks that are provisioned in 2.x environments to be deployed in 4.x App Volumes. This should be installed on a VM having access to the datastore having the appstacks to be migrated. Currently migration of VMDK based appstacks is only supported."

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Believe it or not that was using only VMDK

the application does give you the ability to convert VHD tho

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

We have been working wityh Appvolumes 4.0 for a few weeks now, all and all I am quite positive about the results.

Yes, we did package Visio en Project as a seperate appstack, even attached both as seperate appstacks and they all seem to work well.

Only application for us that doesn't work at the moment is SPSS, engineering is aware of it, my guess is that the next version will also fix this.

VMware Employee
VMware Employee

An update to App Volumes 4 has just been released to resolve a few critical issues:

  • Chrome fails with the "Aw,Snap!" error occurs due to compatibility issues with Chrome version or 78 and later. [2478183]
  • Silent installation or upgrade of App Volumes Agent requires the EnforceSSLCertificateValidation parameter be set to 0 or 1. [2488638]
  • In some cases, the login process spans a few minutes until the user is able to utilize the desktop. [2506815]

See the VMware App Volumes 4 Update 1 Release Notes for details.


Jeff Ulatoski
Product Line Manager, App Volumes
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