Installing and managing a virtual software layer with a Software Virtualization task
You can create a Software Virtualization task to deliver and install a virtual software archive (VSA) file on managed computers. You can also use a Software Virtualization task to manage any virtual software layer regardless of how the layer was created.
A Software Virtualization task contains a command line for the specified virtual software layer. When the task runs on a client computer, it executes the command line that performs an action on the layer. Each action requires a separate task, including the installation.
See Actions that you can perform on a virtual software layer.
Table: Process for managing a virtual software layer with a Software Virtualization task
Create a Software Virtualization task.
When you create the task, you select the command to perform and the layer on which to perform the command.
If you install (import) a layer, you must select a VSA file. If you perform any other command, you can specify any existing layer.
See Creating a task in Software Management Solution.
See Software Virtualization settings.
(Optional) Change the task settings.
Every task inherits the default settings that control how the task runs. You can override the default settings for a particular task.
See Advanced options for tasks in Software Management Solution.
Schedule the task and select the delivery destinations.
Define the schedule and the delivery destinations every time you run the task.
Your options for scheduling the task are as follows:
Run the task now.
This option runs the task as soon as possible, unless it must wait for a maintenance window.
Schedule the task to run at a specific time.
See Scheduling a task and selecting computers in Software Management Solution.
View the Virtualized Software Resources reports.
You can use the reports to monitor the state of virtual applications. These reports are listed under the Software reports.
See Running a Software Management Solution report.
See Managing virtual applications