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VMware View 5.0: Desktop Fast Track (VIEWFT)

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View: Install, Configure, Manage Modules

Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware View

  • View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and other remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing

View Administrator

  • Configuring automated pools of dedicated and floating desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications with View Manager
  • Monitoring the View deployment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • vdmadmin utility
  • Clients in kiosk mode
  • Backing up the View databases
  • Restoring the View databases

Managing View Security

  • View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Manager Performance and Scalability

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

VMware ThinApp

  • Using ThinApp to capture applications
  • Deploying and updating ThinApp packages
  • Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system

Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp Modules

Course Introduction

VMware ThinApp Architecture

  • Architecture that supports a virtualized application
  • Relationships between the ThinApp runtime, the virtual file system, and the virtual registry

Packaging Applications

  • Capturing and virtualizing an application

Modifying Package.ini Parameters

  • Entry points, access control, and isolation parameters
  • The sandbox folder and the sbmerge.exe utility

Building Applications with Application Link

  • Application Link features
  • Application Link parameters in the Package.ini file

Deploying and Updating Applications

  • EXE files versus MSI files for local application deployment
  • Streaming applications from servers
  • Using the versioning model to update applications
  • Using Application Sync to update applications

Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Performance considerations
  • Troubleshooting ThinApp packages

View: Design Best Practices Modules

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Design Methodology

  • General design process
  • Elements of a successful View solution
  • A design process for View solutions

Use-Case Definition

  • Identifying use cases and their characteristics
  • Options for collecting performance data

Pool and Desktop Design

  • Mapping use cases to View pools
  • Design decisions for pool configurations
  • Configuring and optimizing virtual desktops

View Pod and Block Design

  • Designing the access infrastructure
  • Design decisions for remote display protocols
  • Designing a load-balancer solution
  • Designing the View infrastructure

VMware Infrastructure Design

  • Mapping View infrastructure requirements to vSphere
  • Sizing VMware ESX™/ESXi hosts for CPU and memory
  • Sizing configuring vCenter Server™ systems
  • Sizing network capacity for PCoIP and RDP

Storage Design

  • Designing the storage solution
  • Sizing datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
  • Deploying tiered storage for View Composer linked clones

End-User Session and Client Device Design

  • Managing end-user personas and sessions
  • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
  • Managing user profiles in a View environment
  • Selecting client devices

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