Desktop virtualization is the next great wave in IT's ongoing quest to provide better service, higher availability, improved security, increased standardization and a more robust computing environment while lowering deployment, administration and infrastructure costs.This course is an intense introduction to desktop virtualization using VMware's Horizon View 6 product suite including VMware View Composer, VMware View Manager, View Connection Broker and Personna Manager. Successful VMware View implementations depend on the effective deployment and use of Active Directory, SQL Server, VMware vSphere, Windows desktop OS', networking infrastructure, SAN storage and NFS datastores. Our class is unique in that students build or use all of these components in class, thereby ensuring they can successfully deploy View in their own office. 40%+ of class time is devoted to labs so concepts and skills are reinforced.By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the benefits, mechanics and best practices of desktop virtualization. Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage, troubleshoot and secure a robust virtual desktop environment that supports Windows 7 desktops according to best practices.
Success with VMware's View virtual desktop virtualization suite is dependent on familiarity with VMware's enterprise virtualization products as well as competency with common tools and technology found in most IT departments.Because of our Do-It-Yourself approach to View training, you do not need to be expert in all aspects of desktop and VMware installation and administration. However, some basic familiarity with the following topics will help:Installing, configuring and administering ESXi 5.x and vCenter 5.xBuilding virtual machines from scratch and also from clones and templatesUnderstanding and using VM Spec files that assist in rapid VM deployment Working with shared storage resources including SAN LUNs and NAS sharesUsing VMware Thin and Thick virtual disksIntegrating desktops into an Active Directory environment
4 Days/Lecture & Labs
System architects who need to understand and design virtual desktop infrastructureSenior administrators responsible for technical design and lead the implementation of virtual desktop projectsSecurity specialists responsible for monitor, managing, securing and administering access to remote desktopsOperators responsible for day-to-day operation of virtual desktopsVMware customers and prospects who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in virtual desktopsManagers who need an unbiased understanding of virtual desktops before committing their organization to a virtual desktop deployment