System Requirements for App Volumes?

In this blog, i explain about the system requirements in order to successfully deploy the VMware AppVolume Manager.

Below is the appvolume system requirement.

App Volumes System Requirements:


The following browsers are supported for the App Volumes Management Console:

• Internet Explorer 9 or later

• Mozilla Firefox 28 or later

• Safari 5.1 or later

• Google Chrome 21 or later

 The following operating systems are supported for RDS hosts:

• Windows 10

• Windows Server 2008 R2

• Windows Server 2012 R2

Database and Infrastructure Requirements :

SQL Server options include:

• SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012

• SQL Express 2008 R2 for testing or nonproduction

• A SQL Server account with the DB_Owner role is required for installation and operations.

VMware software for VMDK Direct Attached Operation Mode (preferred):

• VMware vSphere 5.5.x and 6.0 Update 1

• VMware Horizon with View 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, and 6.2

Citrix software options include:

• Citrix XenDesktop 5.5, 5.6 and 7.x

• Citrix XenApp 6.5 and 7.x

Access Rights Requirements:

The following Rights must be available:

• Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain, at the 2003 or later functional level

• An AD account with the App Volumes Manager server and vCenter Server Administrator permissions for initial setup and connection.

• A designated AD group that allows Administrator access to the App Volumes Manager server.

• An AD account with read access to base Domain Name for App Volumes Manager to use in querying the Directory.

• A vCenter Server Administrator account that has Administration permissions at the Datacenter level for AppStack virtual machine provisioning.

• vSphere Datastore browsing permissions

• End users require Administrator privileges to install applications into their writable volumes.

Firewall Ports :

The following ports must be open:

• App Volumes Manager uses HTTPS (443) for communication between vCenter Server and ESXi hosts.

• HTTP (80) Agent toServer

• LDAP (389) or LDAPS(636)

• SQL Database (1433)

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