App Layering

Network File Share (other platforms)

When creating a Platform layer, you start by selecting the Network File Share (NFS) or the Windows File Share instead of a connector configuration. Then, you copy the OS disk for the layer to the hypervisor where you want to create your layers or publish your layered images. You attach the OS disk to a packaging machine and deploy it, then install the software, shut down the packaging machine, and copy the disk back to your appliance’s Network File Share for importing into the new Platform layer.


  • When creating a Platform layer for packaging layers, you need the software and settings for the hypervisor where you are creating your layers.

  • When creating a Platform layer for publishing layered images, you need the hypervisor prerequisites, plus the prerequisites for any Provisioning Service and connection broker that you plan to run in the environment.

Network File Share (other platforms)