VMware App Volumes 2.9 Installation – Part 3

In Part 2, we completed the Volumes Manager installation. In this part 3, we are now ready to install the Agent and Horizon View Broker. You can do them in any order.

Agent Installation

The step is simpler than the Volumes Manager installation. You start with the same ISO image and setup.exe.

Go to the Provisioning VM, and mount the ISO file. Once done, click on the setup.exe.


The same wizard screen appears.


This time, leave the choice as Agent.


The only thing you need to specify is the App Volumes Manager address. I use FQDN as I prefer to avoid hard coding IP address.


And within a few minutes, it’s done. You get the screenshot like this to confirm it’s done.


Once that’s done, it will prompt you to reboot. After that, power it off so you can take a snapshot. This preserves any changes.


You now have a master image, ready as your provisioning machine. Keep this machine clean.

You specified the App Volumes Manager address during the setup. Verify it’s registered with the Volumes Manager. You should see your newly registered VM in the Infrastructure tab, Machines subtab.


Now that’s done, let’s move to the Horizon View Broker Service.

App Volumes View Broker Service Installation

The step to install the broker is similar to the agent. In fact, the process was faster than the Agent installation.

Mount the App Volume installer on your View Connection Server.


It only ask for your App Volume Manager.


Yes, that’s it. Pretty simple to install the Agent and the View Broker. With that, we are ready to configure AppStack. I cover that in Part 4.

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