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VMware View 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage (VIEW)

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Introduction to VMware View
  • View features and components
  • View Connection Server
  • Installation and configuration
  • Lab: Install and Configure the View Connection Server
    • Add an ESXi host to the vCenter Server inventory
    • Confirm setup of the virtual machine to be used as the connection server
    • Install View Connection Server software
    • License View Manager
    • Associate a vCenter Server system with the View Connection Server
    • Configure an event database
View Desktops
  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Lab: Install the View Agent in Desktops
    • Create a vCenter Server resource pool for View desktop pools
    • Prepare the Windows XP desktop
    • Install the View Agent
    • Establish a Remote Desktop Connection to the virtual desktop
View Client Options
  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients and zero clients
  • Virtual Printing with View Clients
  • Lab: Create and Entitle a View Desktop
    • Clone a Windows XP virtual machine to a template
    • Modify the customization specification that will be used to clone Windows XP desktops
    • Deploy a second Windows XP desktop virtual machine from the template
    • Confirm correct deployment of the virtual machine
    • Create two manual pools with one desktop virtual machine each
    • Entitle the manual pools
  • Lab: Install and Use the View Client
    • Install the View Client
    • Connect to a virtual desktop
    • Clone a second client virtual machine
  • Lab: Configure and Use Virtual Printing
    • Install and use a virtual printer
    • Configure a virtual printer instance on the virtual desktop
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
  • Lab: Modify Global Settings and Manage Users and Sessions
    • Modify three global settings values
    • Limit vCenter Server provisioning operations
    • Use View Administrator to disconnect a logged-in user and reset a virtual desktop
    • Retrieve information about specific users
    • Examine recent connection server events
  • Lab: Create and Use an Automated Pool
    • Set up a vCenter Server folder for virtual desktops in a pool
    • Create an automated pool with dedicated-assignment desktops
    • Verify the creation of the pool by connecting to a desktop
    • Test a second concurrent connection to a desktop in the pool
    • Delete the automated pool
  • Lab: Role-Based Delegated Administration
    • Create a View folder
    • Move a pool into a new folder
    • Modify permissions on a folder
    • Verify permissions on a folder
    • Use global permissions to allow a user or group limited access to the View environment
    • Remove all administrator permission
  • Lab: Install View Composer
    • Prepare the vCenter Server system for View Composer
    • Install View Composer on the vCenter Server system
Configuring and Managing Linked Clones
  • View Composer operations
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks
  • Lab: Deploy Linked-Clone Desktops
    • Take a baseline snapshot from the parent virtual machine
    • Enable View Composer and authorize the View administrator for use by QuickPrep
    • Create an automated pool of linked-clone desktops
    • Test an individual linked-clone desktop
  • Lab: Modify Linked-Clone Desktops
    • Install Foxit Reader on all linked-clone desktops
Local-Mode Desktops
  • Configuring local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and the Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations
  • Lab: Manage Linked-Clone Persistent Disks
    • Detach a View Composer persistent disk from a linked-clone desktop
    • Attach the detached persistent disk to another linked-clone desktop as a secondary disk
    • Verify that the secondary disk is the persistent disk from the first linked-clone desktop
Managing View Security
  • Network configuration and authentication options
  • Configuring the View security server
  • Lab: Configure a View Security Server
    • Install and configure a View security server
    • Test the operation of the View security server
    • Configure a View security server for client access over the Internet
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
Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • vdmadmin utility
  • Clients systems in kiosk mode
  • Backing up the View databases
  • Restoring the View databases
View Connection Server 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
  • Managing ThinApp applications in View
  • Lab: Capture Applications with VMware ThinApp
    • Install ThinApp on a clean virtual machine
    • Do a pre-installation scan
    • Install and configure the application
    • Do a post-installation scan
    • Package the configuration
    • Build the virtual application package
  • Lab: Deploy an Application Captured with VMware ThinApp
    • Deploy the Firefox package to a desktop
    • Use the sbmerge.exe utility to update the Firefox package
  • Lab: Package Internet Explorer 6 with VMware ThinApp
    • Package Internet Explorer 6 with ThinApp
    • Install the VirtIE6 package on the Windows 7 parent virtual machine and confirm that it operates correctly
  • Lab: Access VMware ThinApp Applications with View Desktops
    • Configure the ThinApp application repository
    • Scan and install ThinApp MSI packages on selected desktops
    • Confirm the installation of the virtualized Foxit Reader application
    • Remove the virtualized Foxit Reader application from a desktop
 

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