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

Code: 3122

5 days

List Tuition : $6,265.00 USD

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In this course, you will acquire the skills needed to deploy a unified image management system using VMware Mirage. You will also learn how to install, configure, and manage the VMware Horizon View component of VMware Horizon. Additionally, you will learn how to configure security, manage images, perform a Windows migration, set up endpoint protection, and perform various management functions with Mirage. You 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.

This fast-track course satisfies the courseware requirement for the VMware Certified Professional 6 Desktop (VCP6-DT) exam prep.

  • Experienced system administrators
  • Experienced system integrators
  • Operators responsible deploying Mirage and Horizon with View
  • Key concepts of Mirage
  • How Mirage fits into the VMware end-user computing vision
  • Main Mirage use classifications
  • Function of each of the Mirage solution components
  • Install, configure, and upgrade Mirage
  • Tasks for SSL configuration on a Mirage system
  • Management functions available in the Mirage Management Console
  • Deploy Mirage to endpoints
  • Tasks for capturing and assigning base layers and application layers
  • Methods for performing disaster recovery with Mirage
  • How to plan and perform a mass hardware migration with Mirage
  • How the file portal is set up and used
  • 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

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 deskt
  • 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 Wi

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