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Enabling asynchronous mounting in App Volumes 2.12 (2147985)

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Purpose

This article provides a guidelines to enable asynchronous mounting in App Volumes Manager.

Resolution

You can configure asynchronous mounting on App Volumes Manager and agent to enable App Volumes Manager to handle a large number of login requests within a short time and improve scalability.

When you attach Writable Volumes or AppStacks, the App Volumes Manager has to keep a number of HTTP connections open until the volumes are all mounted.
When asynchronous mounting is enabled, AppVolumes Manager does not have to wait until all the volumes are mounted and can handle other requests concurrently. By default, asynchronous mounting is disabled on both the App Volumes Manager and agent.

Note: You must change the settings on both the App Volumes Manager and agent to enable asynchronous mounting. You must also attach any Writable Volumes before sending a user login request.
 
App Volumes Manager Settings
 
Log in as administrator on the machine where App Volumes Manager is installed and set the AVM_ALLOW_ASYNC_MOUNT environment variable to 1.
 
App Volumes Agent Registry Settings
 

Path

HKLM\SYSTEM\CrrentControlSet\Services\svservice\Parameters
Key AsyncMount
Type DWORD
Value 1
 
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