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VMware View: Desktop Fast Track

  • Price £3,250.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


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

•VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage
•Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp
•View: Design Best Practices

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View™ suite of products: VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, and VMware® ThinApp™. It will provide applications oriented administrators with the knowledge and skills to virtualize Windows applications with ThinApp and to choose the best deployment and updating processes for their environment. The course will also present a methodology for analyzing and designing a View solution for the VMware vSphere™ infrastructure.

The course is based on View 4.5 and ThinApp 4.5 and 4.6. It includes a prepaid voucher for the VMware Certified Associate 4 - Desktop examination


No special entry requirements


•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 secure access to desktops through a public network
•Use ThinApp to package applications
•Describe the major components of the ThinApp architecture complexity of applications that can be virtualized
•Modify Package.ini parameters to increase the variety and like Microsoft .NET to multiple applications
•Use Application Link to dynamically link application components
•Use Application Sync to update applications deployed from servers
•Troubleshoot problems with ThinApp packages
•Identify design goals, requirements, and constraints
•Identify information that is required for design decisions
•Recognize 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
•Client access devices
•End-user management

Course Content

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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