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.

Architecture Overview

A typical App-V implementation consists of the following elements.

Element More information

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:

  • Fault Tolerance and High Availability – Installing and configuring the App-V Management server on two separate computers can help in situations when one of the servers is unavailable or offline.

    You can also help increase App-V availability by installing the Management server on multiple computers. In this scenario, a network load balancer should also be considered so that server requests are balanced.

  • Scalability – You can add additional management servers as necessary to support a high load, for example you can install multiple servers behind a load balancer.

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:

  • HTTP, and HTTPS

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.

App-V Client

The App-V client enables packages created using App-V to run on target computers.

Note
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.

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