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VMware Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

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Lab (3 Days)
Overview:
This hands-on training course provides students with skills that they need to deploy a unified image management system using VMware Mirage™. After installing Mirage 5.0, students learn how to configure security, manage images, perform a Windows migration, set up endpoint protection, and perform various management functions.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - On Demand.

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
 
Intended Audience:   Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying Mirage
 
Prerequisites:   •  Ability to use VMware vSphere® Client™ to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
•  Experience accessing the guest operating system from the VMware vCenter Server™ virtual machine
   console
•  Ability to navigate Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008.
 
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 VMware Horizon® 6
    • Define the main Mirage user classifications
    • 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 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

  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 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

  8. Windows Migrations
    • Recognize the steps that you must take to prepare your environment for a Windows migration
    • Identify the steps for performing a Windows migration
    • Explain how you can monitor the Windows migration process
    • Describe the difference between in-place and replacement migrations
    • Illustrate the processes by which a migration happens
    • Discuss the ways that you can troubleshoot a migration

  9. 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

  10. Working with the Mirage File Portal
    • Explain the process for configuring the Mirage file portal
    • Recognize how to configure end-user CVD mapping
    • Describe how to access files using the Mirage file portal
    • Recognize how to browse and view files in the Mirage file portal

  11. 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