Product Documentation

Publish to Network File Share

Jan 11, 2018

A Layered Image is a virtual machine that App Layering composited from the Layers and settings specified in an Image Template. You can publish one or more Layered Images to the ELM's Network File Share, copy the image(s) to your target environment, and use them to provision Session Hosts in your environment. This is especially useful if App Layering does not yet include Connectors for the platform where you're provisioning systems.


To publish a Layered Image, you need one or more Image Templates.

Ensure the Image Template you select has the correct OS Layer and any App Layers you want in the Layered Image.

Publish a Layered Image

To use an Image Template to publish a Layered Image

  1. In the Images module, select one or more Image Template that you want to publish.

  2. In the Action menu, select Publish Layered Image.

  3. On the Confirm and Complete page, select Publish Layered Images. For each Image Template, this starts a task called, Publishing Layered Image. When each task completes, the task description provides the information you need to navigate to the image in your environment.

  4. Use the information in the expanded Packaging Disk Task to navigate to the location where the Layered Image has been published.


When publishing a Layered Image to a file share, there will be one VMDK file option, and it will generate two files: layer.vmdk and layer-flat.vmdk. You need to upload both of them.