IT TRAINING

VMware – Mirage [V5.0] and Horizon (with View) [V6.0] Fast Track

In this course you will learn how to configure security, perform a Windows migration, manage images, perform various management functions with Mirage and set up endpoint protection. Other topics covered in this course include concepts about VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, and the View security server.

Bittnet carries out VMware trainings through authorized partners.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at experienced system integrators and administrators in charge of Mirage and Horizon with View.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

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

Prerequisites

Prerequisite
Students need to have:

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

Course outline

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 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

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