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

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5 Days Course
Desktop & Mobility

Classroom + Online

Course Details

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

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

Target 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