This blog post will cover a portion of my MMS session (AM-B316) and will be useful if you're looking to familiarize yourself with some of the key value propositions of Server App-V. This post will allow you to:
This post has 3 sections; Packaging, Deployment and Application Portability. Enjoy!
At this stage the command prompt should show the phpbb folder being copied into your package. Once it completes, the MySQL installer will launch
Once a virtual application is running, the Server App-V Agent tracks all local state changes for the application. Server App-V separates the state changes from the immutable virtual application package. State changes include all configuration and file changes that are in the virtual environment. In this section we will illustrate how Server App-V allows you to move an application’s state from one machine to another.
Application portability is relevant for numerous scenarios. The most common scenario is when patching an OS. For example if you need to deploy a patched version of an OS and want to minimize unavailability of your application you can deploy the same application package from section 1 (Packaging) to a machine with the new, patched version of Windows Server, backup state from your non-patched version of Windows Server and restore the state on the new machine with the patched version of Windows Server. Once you verify that your application is working satisfactorily, you can choose when to make it available as you deprecate the already deployed server.
To illustrate how this occurs, we will deploy the virtual application package we packaged in section 1 (Packaging) to a new VM. To perform this, follow the instructions from section 2 (Deployment) until step 7 (At this point you can now launch IE, go to localhost and see the phpBB Installation Panel) then proceed with the instructions staying in the open PowerShell prompt.
Thanks for reading. I hope this helps you understand how Server App-V can be used to simplify deployment and management of applications in your datacenter.
Derrick Isoka, Program Manager Server App-V