VMware ThinApp: Fundamentals [V4.5]

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 2 Hours
VMware ThinApp Fundamentals is a self-paced course that provides you with an overview of VMware ThinApp features and concepts, technical requirements and installation steps, and how to use the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize applications. You will also learn how to deploy VMware ThinApp applications to end users as well as learn basic troubleshooting techniques.

The course consists of four modules:

1.  VMware Features and Concepts focuses on ThinApp’s features and benefits, the ThinApp architecture, and common use cases.
2.  Capturing Applications discusses the technical requirements and steps for installing ThinApp and how to use the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize applications.
3.  Deploying and Updating Applications provides an overview of how to test, deploy, and update ThinApp virtual applications.
4.  Basic Troubleshooting covers common issues that may occur when using ThinApp virtual applications and troubleshooting tools and recommendations.

Objectives:    After this course, students should be able to:
• Identify the main features of ThinApp.
• Discuss the benefits of using ThinApp to virtualize applications.
• Outline the architecture of ThinApp
• Describe common ThinApp use cases.
   List the ThinApp installation steps.
• Discuss the recommended ThinApp development environment.
• Describe the operation at each of the capture steps for an application:
  1. Prescan
  2. Application installation
  3. Postscan
  4. Package configuration and creation
  5. Build the project
• Explain the purpose of the sandbox.
• List the steps for testing ThinApp applications.
• Explain the operating system dependencies when deploying applications using ThinApp.
• Describe the four methods for updating applications with ThinApp.
• List some of the common issues that arise when capturing and deploying applications with ThinApp.
• Describe basic steps you should take to troubleshoot captured applications.
Intended Audience:    VMware customers seeking basic proficiency in using VMware ThinApp 4.5.
Outline:    Module 1: VMware Features and Concepts
• Introduction
• How it Works
• ThinApp Architecture
• Features
   Portable application
   User mode
   Sandboxing
   Agentless
   Serverless
   Simplified Application Migration to Windows 7.
   Upgrade older versions of ThinApp applications with Relink.
   Integrated with VMware View.
   The Performance Accelerator feature.
   Bundled with VMware Workstation.
• Benefits
   Eliminate costly application recoding in operating system migrations.
   Accelerate application deployments.
   Minimize costly regression testing.
   Seamless fit into any management framework.
   Enhanced savings on storage costs for desktops deployed with VMware View.
   Deliver application mobility.
• Use Cases
   Operating System Migration—such as a Windows 7 migration.
   Simplifying application management.
   Streamlining application updates and upgrades.
   Reducing Citrix Server application ‘silos.’

Module 2: Capturing Applications
• Setting up the ThinApp application virtualization environment.
• ThinApp technical requirements.
• How to install VMware ThinApp.
• Using the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard:
  1. Prescan
  2. Application installation
  3. Postscan
  4. Package configuration and creation
  5. Build the project

Module 3: Deploying and Updating Applications
• How to test a ThinApp virtual application.
• How to deploy a ThinApp virtual application.
• How to update a ThinApp virtual application.

Module 4: Basic Troubleshooting
• Limitations in capturing applications.
• Common issues when using virtual applications.
• Troubleshooting tools and recommendations.