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VMware Mirage [V5.0] and Horizon with View [V6.0]: Fast Track

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This course provides students with skills that they need to deploy a unified image management system using VMware Mirage™ as well as installing, configuring, and managing the VMware Horizon™ View™ component of VMware Horizon™.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

2 – INTRODUCTION TO MIRAGE

Discuss the key concepts of Mirage
Describe how Mirage works with Horizon 6
Define the main Mirage use cases
Discuss Mirage features and benefits

3 – COMPONENTS AND ARCHITECTURE

Identify the function of each of the Mirage solution
components
Define the Mirage layers
Diagram the Mirage architecture

4 – INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MIRAGE

Outline the tasks for installing and configuring
Mirage
Discuss the process for deploying the Mirage client
Identify the high-level tasks for upgrading Mirage

5 – MIRAGE SECURITY

Recognize the architecture and components of the Mirage Gateway server and how they interact
Identify tasks for performing SSL configuration on a Mirage system
Explain how to configure Mirage load balancing

6 – MIRAGE MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

Explain how to use the Mirage dashboard and
transaction logs to monitor your Mirage system
environment
Recognize the process for setting up static and
dynamic centralized virtual desktop (CVD)collections
Explain the main Image Composer functions
Describe how Mirage roles are set up and used

7 – MIRAGE WEB MANAGER

Identify the main installation and configuration tasks for Mirage Web Manager
Discuss how to use Mirage Web Manager logs
Recognize how to configure SSL on Mirage Web Manager

8 – MIRAGE SINGLE IMAGE MANAGEMENT

Diagram the layer management lifecycle
Explain how to set up a reference machine
Recognize the process for capturing and assigning base layers and application layers

9 – WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS 8.1 MIGRATION

Identify steps for performing a Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 migration and how to monitor the migration process
Discuss the backup capabilities of Mirage
Explain the Mirage endpoint disaster recovery options

10 – ENDPOINT PROTECTION WITH MIRAGE

Discuss the backup capabilities of Mirage and how upload policies are used to define backup parameters
Explain the Mirage endpoint disaster recovery options

11 – WORKING WITH THE MIRAGE FILE PORTAL

Explain the process for configuring the file portal
Recognize how to configure end-user CVD mapping
Describe how to access files using the file portal

12 – INTRODUCTION TO HORIZON AND VIEW

Overview of Horizon 6
Introduce View features and components

13 – VIEW CONNECTION SERVER

Install and configure View Connection Server
Configure the View events database and syslog server

14 – VIEW DESKTOPS

Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
Install Horizon View Agent in a template
Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it

15 – HORIZON CLIENT OPTIONS

Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client

16 – CREATING AND MANAGING AUTOMATED POOLS

Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
Compare storage options, including VMware Virtual SAN™

17 – CREATING AND MANAGING LINKED-CLONE DESKTOP POOLS

Overview of View Composer operations
Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
Manage linked-clone desktops
Manage persistent disks

18 – CREATING AND MANAGING RDS DESKTOP AND APPLICATION

Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
Deploy and provision RDS application pools
Manage application pools

19 – USING VIEW ADMINISTRATOR

Configure the View environment
Compare authentication options for desktop access
Manage users, sessions, and policies
Implement role-based delegated administration
Monitor the View environment

20 – MANAGING VIEW SECURITY

Describe recommended network configurations and
authentication options
Configure the View security server

21 – VIEW PERSONA MANAGEMENT

Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
Configure a View Persona Management deployment
Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment

22 – COMMAND-LINE TOOLS AND BACKUP OPTIONS

Introduce the vdmadmin utility
Describe client systems in kiosk mode
Back up the View databases
Restore the View databases

23 – VIEW PERFORMANCE AND SCALABILITY

Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments

Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students should be able to meet the following objectives:
– Describe the key concepts of Mirage
– Recognize how Mirage fits into the VMware end-user computing vision
– Identify the main Mirage use classifications
– Define the function of each of the Mirage solution components
– Install, configure, and upgrade Mirage
– Identify the tasks for SSL configuration on a Mirage system
– Discuss the management functions available in the Mirage Management Console
– Deploy Mirage to endpoints
– Explain the tasks for capturing and assigning base layers and application layers
– Describe methods for performing disaster recovery with Mirage
– Outline how to plan and perform a mass hardware migration with Mirage
– Recognize how the file portal is set up and used
– Identify View components
– Install and configure View Connection Server
– Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
– Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
– Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
-Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
– Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
– Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
– Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
– Configure secure access to View desktops
– Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
– Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

 

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