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VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

Course Description/Agenda

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware┬« View™ suite of products: VMware View Manager, View Composer, and VMware ThinApp™. In this course based on the View 5.0 and ThinApp 4.6 releases, you will spend approximately 40% of your time performing 17 hands-on labs designed to reinforce classroom lectures.

Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a template in VMware vCenter Server™ and deploy a virtual machine from the template.
  • Modify a template customization file.
  • Open a virtual machine console in vCenter Server and access the guest operating system.
  • Configure Active Directory services.

What You'll Learn

  • Install and configure VMware View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications

Who Should Attend

System administrators, system integrators, and others who are responsible for deploying the VMware virtual desktop infrastructure

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere™
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is highly recommended

Course Outline

1. VMware View

  • Features and components

2. VMware View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

3. VMware View Desktops

  • VMware View Agent
  • PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

4. VMware View Client Options

  • VMware View Client
  • View Client with local mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual printing with view clients

5. VMware View Administrator

  • Configuring the View environment
  • Managing users, sessions, and policies
  • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications within View
  • Monitoring the View environment

6. Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer operations
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

7. VMware View Persona Management

  • Configuring user profiles
  • Persona Management and Windows Roaming Profiles
  • Configuring a Persona Management deployment
  • Best practices for a Persona Management deployment

8. Local Mode Desktops

  • Configuring local mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local mode operations

9. Managing VMware View Security

  • Configuring the security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

10. VMware View Connection Server Performance and Scalability

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

11. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • vdmadmin utility
  • Clients systems in kiosk mode
  • Backing up VMware View databases
  • Restoring VMware View databases

12. VMware ThinApp

  • Using ThinApp to capture applications
  • Deploying and updating ThinApp packages
  • Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system


Lab 1: 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

Lab 2: 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

Lab 3: 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 4: Install and Use the View Client

  • Install the View Client
  • Connect to a virtual desktop
  • Clone a second client virtual machine

Lab 5: Configure and Use Virtual Printing

  • Install and use a virtual printer
  • Configure a virtual printer instance on the virtual desktop

Lab 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 permissions

Lab 9: Install View Composer

  • Prepare the vCenter Server system for View Composer
  • Install View Composer on the vCenter Server system

Lab 10: 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 11: Modify Linked-Clone Desktops

  • Install Foxit Reader on all linked-clone desktops

Lab 12: 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 persis


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