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


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.
•  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



•  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



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

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  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding 1-day Adobe, 1-day MS Office and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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