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VMware View: Desktop Fast Track (Version 5.1) (VIEWFT)

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Course Overview

This fast-paced, extended-hour training course includes the content of the following courses:

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View™ suite of products: VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, and VMware® ThinApp™. It will provide applications-oriented administrators with the knowledge and skills to virtualize Windows applications with ThinApp and to choose the best deployment and updating processes for their environment. The course will also present a methodology for analyzing and designing a View solution for the VMware vSphere™ infrastructure. The course is based on View 5.1 and ThinApp 4.7. It includes a prepaid voucher for VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop examination.

Who should attend

  • Solution architects
  • System architects
  • System administrators
  • IT managers

Class Prerequisites

Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) or equivalent experience with vSphere

What You Will Learn

At the end of the course, you should understand the features and operation of View, View design principles, and ThinApp operation. You should be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications. Describe the major components of the ThinApp architecture
  • Troubleshoot problems with ThinApp packages
  • Identify design goals, requirements, and constraints
  • Identify information that is required for design decisions
  • Recognize situations that benefit from best-practice recommendations
  • Use the recommended design process
  • Analyze design choices in the following areas:
    • View Manager infrastructure
    • View desktop options
    • vSphere infrastructure
    • Network infrastructure
    • Client access devices
    • End-user management
  • Construct a comprehensive View solution

Outline: VMware View: Desktop Fast Track (Version 5.1) (VIEWFT)

VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage Course Modules

  • Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  • Introduction to VMware View
    • View features and components
  • View Connection Server
    • Installation and configuration
  • View Desktops
    • View Agent
    • PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol remote display protocols
    • USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • View Client Options
    • View Client
    • View Client with Local Mode
    • Thin clients and zero clients
    • Virtual Printing with View Clients
  • View Administrator
    • Configuring the View environment
    • Managing users, sessions, and policies
    • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops
    • Role-based delegated administration
    • Monitoring the View environment
  • Configuring and Managing Linked Clones
    • View Composer operations
    • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
    • Managing linked-clone desktops
    • Managing persistent disks
  • Local Mode Desktops
    • Configuring local-mode desktops
    • View Transfer Server and the Transfer Server repository
    • Local-mode operations
  • Managing View Security
    • Network configuration and authentication options
    • Configuring the View security server
  • View Persona Management
    • Configuring user profiles with View Persona Management
    • View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
    • Configuring a View Persona Management deployment
    • Best practices for a View persona Management deployment
  • Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
    • vdmadmin utility
    • Clients systems in kiosk mode
    • Backing up the View databases
    • Restoring the View databases
  • View Connection Server Performance and Scalability
    • Replica connection servers
    • Performance considerations and load balancing
  • VMware ThinApp
    • Using ThinApp to capture applications
    • Deploying and updating ThinApp packages
    • Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system
    • Managing ThinApp applications in View

VMware View: Design Best Practices Course Modules

  • Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  • Design Methodoloty
    • General design process
    • Elements of a successful View solution
    • A design process for View solutions
  • Use-Case Definition
    • Identifying use cases and their characteristics
    • Options for collecting performance data
  • Pool and Desktop Design
    • Mapping use cases to View pools
    • Design decisions for pool configurations
    • Configuring and optimizing virtual desktops
  • View Pod and Block Design
    • Designing the access infrastructure
    • Design decisions for remote display protocols
    • Designing a load-balancer solution
    • Designing the View infrastructure
  • VMware Infrastructure Design
    • Mapping View infrastructure requirements to vSphere 5
    • Sizing VMware vSphere ESXi™ hosts for CPU and memory
    • Sizing VMware vCenter™ Server systems
    • Sizing network capacity for PCoIP and RDP
    • Optimizing PCoIP performance
  • Storage Design
    • Designing the storage solution
    • Sizing datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
    • Deploying tiered storage for View Composer linked clones
  • End-User Session and Client Device Design
    • Managing end-user personas and sessions
    • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
    • Managing user profiles with View Persona Management
    • Selecting client devices
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,535
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,535
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