Saturday, 26 October 2013

70-247 Series: Part 25

Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services (17%)

Create and configure Server App-V packages

Installation

The sequencer is available on the SCVMM media in the SAV Folder

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Sequencing Best Practices

  • Always start with a "clean" computer
  • Always have the roles that are required for the App-V
  • Use a virtual machine and take checkpoints/snapshots to roll back to a "clean" state

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How to Sequence an Application

For my first sequenced application, I've created a very simple website in Visual Studio and published the files to a folder. Now I'm going to sequence the files. This is a really simple example, but it's a good idea to walk before I run.

Create Virtual Machine

Snapshot

Install Sequencer

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Install Roles

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Snapshot

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Start Sequencer

Click Create New Virtual Application

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Click Next

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I'm selecting perform a custom installation, that way I can manually copy the files onto the server

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Enter a name and click Next

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Alright, time to "install"

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I've copied the files onto the server, deleting the default files

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I'm done, click I'm finished and then click Next

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Wait for the system changes analysis to occur

Run any required executables for the first time

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Alright, no excluded files, we're done

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I'm saving the application so I can use it later in VMM

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Copied to the VMM Library

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1 comment:

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