Jun. 15, 2016
This topic provides an example of how to set up a VMware vSphere virtual machine (along with the machine on which AppDNA runs) for use with Install Capture when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. This example shows one possible approach. For the generic setup requirements, see Set up a virtual machine.
In order for the virtual machine to access the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, this example configures the virtual machine for automatic log on with the same domain user account that you use to log on to Windows on the AppDNA machine. (This is called your domain user account below.)
This section provides instructions for logging on to the virtual machine in the console in the VMware vSphere Client so that you can set up the virtual machine.
To open the virtual machine in the console in the VMware vSphere Client:
You are now ready to perform the virtual machine setup tasks that are described below.
In order to use the vSphere virtual machine for Install Capture, it must have the VMware Tools installed on it. If you do not have access to the VMware vSphere Client, you can ask your vSphere administrator to perform this step for you.
In order to use the vSphere virtual machine for Install Capture, it must be configured to allow remote desktop connections. If you do not have access to the VMware vSphere Client, you can ask your vSphere administrator to perform this step for you.
These instructions describe how to create a folder on the AppDNA machine and share it so that the virtual machine can read and write to it.
This is an optional step that speeds up Install Capture. If you choose not to perform this step, you will need to log on to the virtual machine manually with your domain user account every time the virtual machine starts up.
Carry out the following steps on both the AppDNA machine and the virtual machine.
You must configure the anti-virus software on the AppDNA machine to disable on-access scanning of the Install Capture output and input folders. For example, for Norton Anti-Virus, you disable the auto-protect option for the AppDNA output and input folders.
You now need to check that the virtual machine can access the shared folder that you created earlier on the AppDNA machine.
\\<AppDNA machine name>\AppDNAOutput
Where <AppDNA machine name> is the name of the AppDNA machine.
If this opens the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, it verifies that the virtual machine can access it. For troubleshooting tips, see Troubleshooting Access to a Shared Folder from the Virtual Machine.
To do this, you need the installer (called Citrix AppDNA VM Configuration.msi). This comes with AppDNA. It is copied into a Tools subfolder of the AppDNA installation folder when you install AppDNA. The default location is C:\Program Files\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools (C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools on a 64-bit machine).
You are now ready to use the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard to set up a virtual machine configuration for use with Install Capture. See Configure a vSphere VM for instructions.