VMware View: Desktop Fast Track [V5.1]



This fast-paced, extended-hours training course includes content of the following courses:

  • VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware View: Design Best Practices

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware® Viewâ„¢ suite: VMware View Managerâ„¢, VMware View Composerâ„¢, and VMware ThinApp®. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to virtualize Windows applications with ThinApp and to choose the best deployment and updating processes for your environment. You will also learn the methodology for analyzing and designing a View solution for the VMware vSphere® infrastructure.

  • Solution architects
  • System architects
  • System administrators
  • IT managers
Prerequisites VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience Learning Objectives
  • Install and configure View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications
  • Design goals, requirements, and constraints for a View solution
  • Information that is required for design decisions
  • Situations that benefit from best practice recommendations
  • Use the recommended design process
  • Analyze design choices in the following areas:
    • View Manager infrastructure
    • View desktop options
    • vSphere infrastructure
    • Network infrastructure
    • Storage options
    • Client access devices
    • End-user management
  • Construct a comprehensive View solution

Course Outline

1. VMware View

  • View features and components

2. View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

3. View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PC-over-IP (PCoIP) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

4. View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with local mode
  • Thin clients and zero clients
  • Virtual printing with View Clients

5. View Administrator

  • Configuring the View environment
  • Managing users, sessions, and policies
  • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Monitoring the View environment

6. Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

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

7. Local Mode Desktops

  • Configuring local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and the Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

8. Managing View Security

  • Network configuration and authentication options
  • Configuring the View security server

9. View Persona Management

  • Configuring user profiles with View Persona Management
  • View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
  • Configuring a View Persona Management deployment
  • Best practices for a View persona Management deployment

10. Command Line Tools and Backup Options

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

11. View Connection Server Performance and Scalability

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

12. VMware ThinApp

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


Lab 1: Design Methodoloty

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

Lab 2: Use Case Definition

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

Lab 3: Pool and Desktop Design

  • Map use cases to View pools
  • Design decisions for pool configurations
  • Configure and optimize virtual desktops

Lab 4: Remote Display Protocols

  • Design the access infrastructure
  • Compare PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) design considerations
  • Determine when to use PCoIP optimization controls
  • Configure PCoIP tuning parameters for a use case

Lab 5: View Pod and Block Design

  • Design the View infrastructure
  • Choose an authentication solution
  • Design a load-balancer solution

Lab 6: VMware Infrastructure Design

  • Map View infrastructure requirements to vSphere 5
  • Size VMware ESXi hosts for CPU and memory
  • Size VMware vCenter Server systems
  • Size network capacity for PCoIP and RDP

Lab 7: Storage Design

  • Design the storage solution
  • Size datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
  • Deploy tiered storage for View Composer linked clones

Lab 8: End-User Session and Client Device Design

  • Manage end-user personas and sessions
  • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
  • Design a View Persona Management solution
  • Select client devices