High Level Architecture for App-V
Applies to: Windows 10, version 1607
Use the following information to help you simplify you Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) deployment.
A typical App-V implementation consists of the following elements.
App-V Management Server
The App-V Management server provides overall management functionality for the App-V infrastructure. Additionally, you can install more than one instance of the management server in your environment which provides the following benefits:
App-V Publishing Server
The App-V publishing server provides functionality for virtual application hosting and streaming. The publishing server does not require a database connection and supports the following protocols:
You can also help increase App-V availability by installing the Publishing server on multiple computers. A network load balancer should also be considered so that server requests are balanced.
App-V Reporting Server
The App-V Reporting server enables authorized users to run and view existing App-V reports and ad hoc reports that can help them manage the App-V infrastructure. The Reporting server requires a connection to the App-V reporting database. You can also help increase App-V availability by installing the Reporting server on multiple computers. A network load balancer should also be considered so that server requests are balanced.
The App-V client enables packages created using App-V to run on target computers.
If you are using App-V with Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) you are not required to use the App-V Management server. However, you can still utilize the reporting and streaming functionality of App-V.