Course outline

VMware View 5.1: Desktop Fast Track

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, VMware


Duration: 5 Days

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

  • VMware View 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage (VIEW)
  • VMware View 5.x: Design Best Practices (VVD)

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

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

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

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

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

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