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Planning Your Streaming Solution in an Application Virtualization Server-Based Implementation

Updated: December 1, 2008

Applies To: Application Virtualization

If you want to use Application Virtualization Streaming Servers in conjunction with your Application Virtualization Management Server-based implementation, you can choose from several alternatives, taking advantage of whatever infrastructure is already in place. For example, if you already have servers in your field branch offices, you can place the Application Virtualization \CONTENT share on those servers and then configure the clients to use that content share as their application content source. If you choose to use only Application Virtualization Management Servers—for example, because you have only a single office—the clients can stream content from that server.

The supported options include using a file server, an IIS server, or an Application Virtualization Streaming Server. You could also install the Application Virtualization Streaming Server on an existing file server or IIS server. The characteristics of these different options are summarized in the following table.

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The active upgrade feature enables a new version of an application to be added to an App-V Management Server or Streaming Server without affecting users currently running the application. The App-V clients will automatically receive the latest version of the application from the App-V Management Server or Streaming Server the next time the user starts the application. Use of the RTSP(S) protocol is required for this feature.

 

Server Type Protocol Advantages Disadvantages Links

File server

SMB

  • Simple low-cost solution to configure existing file server with \CONTENT share

  • No active upgrade

How to Configure the File Server

IIS server

HTTP/ HTTPS

  • Supports enhanced security using HTTPS protocol

  • Supports streaming to remote computers across the Internet

  • Only one port in firewall to open

  • Scalable

  • Familiar protocol

  • Need to manage IIS

  • No active upgrade

How to Configure the Server for IIS

Application Virtualization Streaming Server

RTSP/ RTSPS

  • Active upgrade

  • Supports enhanced security using RTSPS protocol

  • Only one port in firewall to open

  • Dual infrastructure

  • Server administration requirement

How to Configure the Application Virtualization Streaming Servers

Application Virtualization Management Server

RTSP/ RTSPS

  • Active upgrade

  • Supports enhanced security using RTSPS protocol

  • Only one port in firewall to open

  • Dual infrastructure

  • Server administration requirement

How to Configure the Application Virtualization Management Servers

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