3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2020 2:34 PM by jhol5

    App Volumes 4.0 Packages

    avang82 Novice

      I understand the intention of App Volumes 4.0 is to package each individual application on its own.  Has anyone tried testing with 30+ packages being attached to a VM?  Is there any issues with the VM having that many vmdks attached? How's login time impacted?  How's the failure rate on so many attachments?  If we were to package each application individually, I can easily see a VM having 50+ packages attached for admins.  With that said, I wonder if it's still better off creating a package just like appstacks where it contains all the applications for each department.

        • 1. Re: App Volumes 4.0 Packages
          john_f2004 Novice

          I know you asked if anyone has tested with 30+ packages, which we haven't, but thought I would give you my results. I have another post in regards to this but in testing with 4.0, our login times are slower when attaching 1 or 3 packages compared to 2 AppStacks in 2.18. I only tested 2 AppStacks since we are new to App Volumes and all this was done in our testing environment. I don't know if real world usage can change all this as far as slower times in 4.0 compared to 2.18, but for now we are going live with 2.18.


          When 3 packages were attached, our login time went to about 1 minute 20 seconds. In 2.18 with 2 AppStacks, our login was about ~30 seconds. Now our times were better with 4.0 when I had the Writable Volume enabled with Profile only. Login time then went to ~46 seconds. Attaching 3 packages kept the login to ~46 seconds with Writable Volume enabled. Even with ~46 second logins, it is still slower compared to 2.18. Also I read to avoid using Writable Volumes if at all possible, so that gives me hesitation on using them.

          • 2. Re: App Volumes 4.0 Packages
            avang82 Novice

            I am noticing similar login times as you are when comparing 2.18 appstacks to 4.0 packages.  With just one 2.18 appstack, login time is ~45 seconds.  With one 4.0 package, login time is ~85 seconds.  These tests are with no writable volumes.

            • 3. Re: App Volumes 4.0 Packages
              jhol5 Novice

              In my testing we could only get 20 AppStacks (maybe it was 19) before they stopped attaching. I didn't test logon times. I do think its intresting that it went from 13ish to 20ish limit (for us) but with the change with the "architect" or fomatting of AppStacks it almost implies there should be no limit or at least a very high one.