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Implementing Virtualization Experience Infrastructure & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VXDI)

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1: Desktop Virtualization Overview
  • The Transformation of the Desktop
  • Market Drivers for Desktop Transformation
  • Workplace Drivers for Desktop Transformation
  • What Do Users Demand Today
  • Computing Architecture Choices
  • Desktop Virtualization Target Segments
  • What is Desktop Virtualization
  • Focus On Desktop Virtualization
  • Desktop Virtualization Technologies
  • Benefits of a Desktop Virtualization
2: Desktop Virtualization
  • VMware View 4.5
  • What's New in View 4.5
  • Client Connectivity
  • Authentication
  • Single Sign-On
  • Direct Virtual Desktop Access
  • Tunneled Virtual Desktop Access
  • Security Server Access
  • Default Ports and Protocols
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • Core Strengths of XenDesktop
  • Architecture and Components
  • Communication
  • Delivery Process
3: Storage Options
  • SCSI vs. FC vs. FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. NFS/CIFS
  • SCSI Primer
  • FC Primer
  • FCoE Primer
  • iSCSI Primer
  • NFS / CIFS Primer
  • Cisco Storage Networking Products
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family
  • Cisco Nexus 5x00 Family
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Family
  • Storage Virtualization
  • RAID
  • Point in Time Copies
  • Storage Replication
  • EMC Storage
  • Product Review
  • FC Technology Implementation
  • iSCSI Technology Implementation
  • FCoE Technology Implementation
  • Virtualization Options
  • Configuring Storage Array for the VXI Environment
  • Hitachi Storage
  • Product Review
  • FC Technology Implementation
  • Virtualization Options
  • Configuring Storage Array for the VXI Environment
4: Desktop Virtualization Clients
  • Desktop Virtualization Endpoints
  • Zero Clients
  • PCoIP Hardware Zero Clients
  • Mainstream Thin Client Architecture
  • Thin Clients / Thick Clients
  • Challenges of a Desktop Virtualization
  • VMware Client Functionality
  • VMware View with PCoIP
  • PCoIP Protocol Innovations
  • Multi-Media, USB, and Print Redirection
  • Citrix Client Functionality
  • Citrix ICA Display Protocol
  • Citrix HDX MediaStream
  • Multi-Media, USB, and Print Redirection
5: Introduction to Cisco Virtualization eXperience Infrastructure
  • Cisco Virtualization eXperience Infrastructure Components
  • The Cisco VXI Vision
  • Cisco VXI End-to-End System
  • Virtualized Data Center Components
  • Network Topology, Quality of Service
  • IEEE 802.1x for Client Authentication
  • High Availability, CPU Considerations, Resource Pools
  • Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Cisco UCS for Desktop Virtualization
  • Provisioning of Cisco UCS for Hosting Virtual Desktops
  • Cisco UCS Blade Configuration for ESX/ESXi
  • Cisco UCS Blade Configuration for XenServer
  • Connecting Cisco UCS Blades to the Network
  • Storage
  • Host Operating System Storage
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Fiber Channel Storage Network
  • Ethernet Storage Network
  • Acceleration – Application Control Engine
  • Application Control Engine Virtualization
  • Application Control Engine Deployment
  • ACE Configuration for Citrix XenDesktop
  • ACE Configuration for VMware View 4.5
  • Virtualization Aware Network
  • Solving WAN effects using Virtualization Aware Network
  • Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
  • User Experience
  • Desktop Virtualization Printing
  • Cisco VXI Management Tools
  • Desktop and Endpoint Management
  • Management Tasks and Workflows
6: Implementing Desktop Virtualization
  • TCP/IP and Ethernet Transport
  • Cisco Nexus 5x00
  • Cisco UCS
  • VMware Virtualization Platform
  • VMware and View
  • VMware Desktop Client
  • VMware View
  • Citrix Virtualization Platform
  • Citrix Xen Server
  • Citrix Desktop Client
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • Microsoft Virtualization Platform
  • MS Server 2008 R2 with HyperV and System Center
  • Microsoft Desktop Client
  • Microsoft RDP
Course Labs
  • Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Explore VXI Management Tools
  • Students choose one of the following tracks for the final three labs:
    • Deploy VMware View Server in VXI Environment
    • Deploy VMware View Client in VXI Environment
    • Explore the VMware View Client Environment
  • or
    • Deploy Citrix XenDesktop in VXI Environment
    • Deploy Citrix Desktop Client in VXI Environment
    • Explore Citrix Desktop Client in VXI Environment
  • or
    • Deploy Microsoft Hyper-V Server in VXI Environment
    • Deploy Virtual Machine in VXI Environment
    • Explore Remote Desktop Protocol client Environment
 

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