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

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This extended-hours, hands-on training 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™. Students learn how to configure security, manage images, perform a Windows migration, set up endpoint protection, and perform various management functions with Mirage. Students will also gain practical experience with View concepts through the completion of hands-on labs that include VMware View® Manager™, VMware View® Composer™, and the View security server.

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
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying Mirage and Horizon with View
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
•  Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
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 Pools
•  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