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VMware View: Desktop Fast Track v5.1
5 Days
This fast-paced, extended-hours training course includes the content of the following courses:
  • VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware View: Design Best Practices
This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware® View™ suite: VMware® View Manager™, VMware® View Composer™, and VMware® ThinApp®. The course provides 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 also presents a methodology for analyzing and designing a View solution for the VMware® vSphere® infrastructure.
The course is based on View 5.1 and ThinApp 4.6. When delivered by VMware directly, the course includes a prepaid voucher for the VMware Certified Professional 5 - Desktop examination.
By 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 user profiles with View Persona Management.
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network.
  • Use ThinApp to package applications.
  • Solution architects
  • System architects
  • System administrators
  • IT managers
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience with vSphere
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: Introduction to VMware View
  • View features and components
Lesson 3: View Connection Server
  • Installation and configuration
Lesson 4: View Desktops
  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection
Lesson 5: View Client Options
  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients and zero clients
  • Virtual Printing with View Clients
Lesson 6: 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
Lesson 7: Configuring and Managing Linked Clones
  • View Composer operations
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks
Lesson 8: Local Mode Desktops
  • Configuring local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and the Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations
Lesson 9: Managing View Security
  • Network configuration and authentication options
  • Configuring the View security server
Lesson 10: 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
Lesson 11: Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • The vdmadmin utility
  • Client systems in kiosk mode
  • Backing up the View databases
  • Restoring the View databases
Lesson 12: View Connection Server Performance and Scalability
  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing
Lesson 13: 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
Lesson 14: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Lesson 15: Design Methodology
  • General design process
  • Elements of a successful View solution
  • A design process for View solutions
Lesson 16: Use-Case Definition
  • Identifying use cases and their characteristics
  • Options for collecting performance data
Lesson 17: Pool and Desktop Design
  • Mapping use cases to View pools
  • Design decisions for pool configurations
  • Configuring and optimizing virtual desktops
Lesson 18: Remote Display Protocols
  • Designing the access infrastructure
  • Comparing PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) design considerations
  • Determining when to use PCoIP optimization controls
  • Configuring PCoIP tuning parameters for a use case
Lesson 19: View Pod and Block Design
  • Designing the View infrastructure
  • Choosing an authentication solution
  • Designing a load-balancer solution
Lesson 20: VMware Infrastructure Design
  • Mapping View infrastructure requirements to vSphere 5
  • Sizing VMware ESXi™ hosts for CPU and memory
  • Sizing VMware® vCenter Server™ systems
  • Sizing network capacity for PCoIP and RDP
Lesson 21: Storage Design
  • Designing the storage solution
  • Sizing datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
  • Deploying tiered storage for View Composer linked clones
Lesson 22: End-User Session and Client Device Design
  • Managing end-user personas and sessions
  • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
  • Designing a View Persona Management solution
  • Selecting client devices