VMware View 5 Video Training Now Available by @Bknudtson @Wolfbrthr

by David Davis on January 24, 2012

VMware vExperts Brian Knudtson (@BKnudtson) and Lane Leverett (@WolfBrthr) will teach you how to get VMware View 5 up and running in this new video training course from TrainSignal called “VMware View 5 Essentials”.

They will teach you everything you need to know to get your environment up and running in just over 7 hours. You’ll learn how to install View components, manage user profiles and data, setup location-based printing, and much more. VMware View 5 Essentials covers new topics to help simplify desktop and applications management while increasing security and control. Some of what’s new includes persona management, upgrading to VMware View 5 and PCoIP optimization with a troubleshooting lesson.

You’ll learn how to:

  • How to install components of VMware View
  • Manage user profiles and data
  • Setup location-based printing
  • Virtualize applications with ThinApp

Plus, as soon as the VCA-DT5 is available, this course will be the perfect resource!

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Topics include…

Lesson 1 – Getting Started with VMware View 5 Essentials Training

In this lesson, you’ll meet your instructors, and learn about what is VDI and a brief overview of the entire course.

  • About Brian Knudtson
  • About Lane Leverett
  • Series Purpose
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Expected Pre–existing Knowledge
  • An Overview of the Course Topics
  • Let’s Get Started
Lesson 2 – Course Scenario
Learn about the fictional company we’ll use to place the lessons into real-world situations.

  • Advantage of a Course Scenario
  • Our Scenario
Lesson 3 – Lab Setup
This lesson will introduce you to the lab environment where our demonstrations will occur.

  • Advantages of a Lab
  • My Lab Hardware
  • Existing Infrastructure
  • Additional VMs We’ll Use
  • Active Directory
  • My Favorite Supporting Resources
Lesson 4 – View Components and Licensing
In this lesson we’ll go over the individual View components and how they fit together to form the overall View Architecture.

  • Management Services
  • View Composer
  • View Agent
  • View Client
  • User Experience
  • ThinApp
  • View Licensing
Lesson 5 – Installing View 5
In this lesson, we’ll go through the steps to bringing your View Infrastructure to life.

  • System Requirements
  • Active Directory Requirements
  • Client Devices
  • Installation Process
Lesson 6 – Configuring Virutal Desktops
In this lesson you’ll learn the concepts of building a streamlined base image, pooling of desktops, and how a desktop image can be partitioned into isolated components.

  • Best Practices for Parent VM
  • View Desktop Types
  • Configuring View Desktop Pools
  • Composer Linked Clones
  • Persistent Disk
  • Disposable Data Disk
  • Pool Sizing
Lesson 7 – Maintaining Desktop Pools
This lesson goes through the concepts of getting desktop pools started and maintaining pools and sessions.

  • User Entitlements
  • Composer Operations
  • Editing Pools
  • Managing User Sessions
  • Desktop Pool Management Demonstration
Lesson 8 – User Profiles and Data
In this lesson, we’ll discuss and demonstrate how we can maintain the users’ desktop environment from one View session to the next. This provides a consistent and familiar workspace for the users even when they’re not accessing the same desktop every day.

  • Value of the User Profile
  • Contents of the User Profile
  • Options for Managing User Profiles
  • View Persona Management
  • Managing View Persona Management
  • View Persona Management Settings
  • Persistent Disk
  • Disposable Disk
  • Folder Redirection
  • View Persona Management Demonstration
  • View Persistent Disk Demonstration
  • View Disposable Disk Demonstration
Lesson 9 – Printing
Dealing with printers can be difficult in any desktop environment, and View introduces some new challenges. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of the more popular ways of dealing with printers in a View environment.

  • Printer Mapping Options
  • View Location-Based Printing
  • Implementing View Location-Based Printing
  • Local Printer Redirection Demo
  • View Location-Based Mapping Demo
  • My Favorite Supporting Resources
Lesson 10 – Creating ThinApp Packages
To complete a truly dynamic and efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, you will need to virtualize your business applications. In this lesson, we’ll show you the steps needed to virtualize applications using ThinApp.

  • How ThinApp Virtualizes Applications
  • ThinApp Requirements
  • ThinApp Limitations
  • Steps to Virtualizing with ThinApp
  • ThinApp Packaging Machine Best Practices
  • Composition of a ThinApp Project
  • Composition of a ThinApp Package
  • Advanced ThinApp Concepts
  • Testing Packages
  • Create a ThinApp Package Demonstration
Lesson 11 – ThinApp Deployment
Once your applications are virtualized with ThinApp, they still need to be delivered to the desktops. We’ll show you several ways to accomplish this in this lesson.

  • Execution Modes
  • Registering Packages
  • ThinReg.exe Utility
  • Deployment Options
  • Package Security
  • Login Script Deployment
  • Integration with View
Lesson 12 – Monitoring View
After all is said and done you’re going to need to know how to care and feed your new View Environment. In this section we’ll dive into the different views for gathering information about the status of the environment as well as describe and demonstrate some of the different states and status of desktops and sessions.

  • Event Database
  • System Health Dashboard
  • View Administrator Dashboard
  • Desktop States
  • Session Status
  • Monitoring Walkthroughs
Lesson 13 – Troubleshooting View
All IT systems eventually fail in some way. To help prepare you for troubleshooting View, we’ve addressed many common failure points and pulled back the covers on several parts of View so you can better understand how they work.

  • Common Failure Points
  • Connection Procedures
  • How Linked Clones Work
  • Ports Needed For View
  • PCoIP Performance
  • Log File Locations
  • Collecting Diagnostic Information
  • Troubleshoot Problem Desktops
  • Investigate Linked Clones
Lesson 14 – Upgrading to View 5
For environments that already have View 4.5 installed, this lesson will help guide you through the upgrade process.

  • Version Compatibility
  • Upgrade Steps
  • Connection Server Upgrade
  • Transfer Server Upgrade
  • Composer Upgrade
  • Agent Upgrade
  • Client Upgrade
Lesson 15 – Next Steps
In this lesson, we’ll wrap up the course by recapping what we’ve covered throughout the course and look at what additional steps you should take in furthering your VMware career.

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