VMware View: Desktop Fast Track

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum

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Introduction to VMware View (1 topic)

  • View features and components

View Connection Server (1 topic)

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops (3 topics)

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and other remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options (4 topics)

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing

View Administrator (4 topics)

  • Configuring automated pools of dedicated and floating desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications with View Manager
  • Monitoring the View deployment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones (4 topics)

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

Local-Mode Desktops (3 topics)

  • Local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options (4 topics)

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

Managing View Security (2 topics)

  • View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Manager Performance and Scalability (2 topics)

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

VMware ThinApp (3 topics)

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

VMware ThinApp Architecture (2 topics)

  • Architecture that supports a virtualized application
  • Relationships between the ThinApp runtime, the virtual file system, and the virtual registry

Packaging Applications (1 topic)

  • Capturing and virtualizing an application

Modifying Package.ini Parameters (2 topics)

  • Entry points, access control, and isolation parameters
  • The sandbox folder and the sbmerge.exe utility

Building Applications with Application Link (2 topics)

  • Application Link features
  • Application Link parameters in the Package.ini file

Deploying and Updating Applications (4 topics)

  • EXE files versus MSI files for local application deployment
  • Streaming applications from servers
  • Using the versioning model to update applications
  • Using Application Sync to update applications

Performance and Troubleshooting (2 topics)

  • Performance considerations
  • Troubleshooting ThinApp packages

Design Methodology (3 topics)

  • General design process
  • Elements of a successful View solution
  • A design process for View solutions

Use-Case Definition (2 topics)

  • Identifying use cases and their characteristics
  • Options for collecting performance data

Pool and Desktop Design (3 topics)

  • Mapping use cases to View pools
  • Design decisions for pool configurations
  • Configuring and optimizing virtual desktops

View Pod and Block Design (4 topics)

  • Designing the access infrastructure
  • Design decisions for remote display protocols
  • Designing a load-balancer solution
  • Designing the View infrastructure

VMware Infrastructure Design (4 topics)

  • Mapping View infrastructure requirements to vSphere
  • Sizing VMware ESX/ESXi hosts for CPU and memory
  • Sizing configuring vCenter Server systems
  • Sizing network capacity for PCoIP and RDP

Storage Design (3 topics)

  • Designing the storage solution
  • Sizing datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
  • Deploying tiered storage for View Composer linked clones

End-User Session and Client Device Design (4 topics)

  • Managing end-user personas and sessions
  • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
  • Managing user profiles in a View environment
  • Selecting client devices


Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience with vSphere.

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