Desktop Virtualization with VMware View 5.1

Course Name

Desktop Virtualization with VMware View 5.1


4-day instructor led training

Course Books

400+ pg Study Guide fully annotated with slide notes
150+ pg Lab Guide with detailed steps for completing all labs

vSphere Version

Covers VMware vSphere 5.0 including ESXi 5.0 and vCenter
Covers VMware View 5.1 and ThinApp 4.7


Remote access to dedicated rack of servers with one HP DL360 or DL365 server per student, an iSCSI SAN, etc.

Max Attendees

Limited by server availability. We currently have 100+ student servers available for rent


Course can be run from any location that has a reliable Internet connection. Each attendee needs a PC that supports Microsoft Terminal Services

Lab Time

40+% of class time is devoted to hands-on labs


August, 2012

Suggested Price



Desktop virtualization promises to be 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.

Desktop Virtualization with VMware View 5.1 is a 4-day intense introduction to desktop virtualization using VMware’s View 5.1 product suite including VMware View Composer, VMware View Manager and VMware ThinApp.

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 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.


At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the many significant benefits of desktop virtualization
  • Install and configure VMware View according to best practices
  • Create, administer and manage desktop pools
  • Deploy traditional and linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Build and run local mode virtual desktops
  • Create secure desktop connections through untrusted public networks
  • Deploy virtual applications using VMware ThinApp

Who Should Attend?

This class is suitable for:

  • System architectswho need to understand and design virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Senior administratorsresponsible for technical design and lead the implementation of virtual desktop projects
  • Security specialistsresponsible for monitor, managing, securing and administering access to remote desktops
  • Operatorsresponsible for day-to-day operation of virtual desktops
  • VMware customersand prospects who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in virtual desktops
  • Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtual desktops before committing their organization to a virtual desktop deployment


Success in VMware's View virtual desktop virtualization suite is dependent on familiarity with VMware's server virtualization products as well as familiarity 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 familiarity with the following topics will help:

  • Installing, configuring and administering ESXi 5.0 and vCenter 5.0
  • Building virtual machines from scratch and also from clones and templates
  • Understanding and using VM Spec files that assist in rapid VM deployment
  • Working with shared storage resources including SAN LUNs and NAS shares
  • Using VMware Thin and Thick virtual disks
  • Integrating desktops into an Active Directory environment

Course Outline

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Desktop Virtualization

  • Virtualization basics
  • Server virtualization explained
  • Desktop virtualization explained
  • Features and benefits of desktop virtualization

Chapter 2 – VMware View

  • VMware View features and components
  • VMware View Composer
  • VMware View Manager
  • VMware ThinApp

Chapter 3 – Connection Services

  • Installing VMware Connection Services
  • Configuring and administering Connection Services

Chapter 4 – Virtual Desktops

  • Desktop display protocols including RDP, ICA and PCoIP
  • VMware View desktop agent
  • Working with virtual desktop removable media
  • Managing virtual desktop USB connections
  • Building a hybrid physical/virtual desktop environment

Chapter 5 – View Client Options

  • Working with the View Client
  • View Client in Local Mode
  • Thin client options
  • Connecting to printers and other network resources

Chapter 6 – Administering VMware View

  • Dedicated virtual desktops
  • Floating virtual desktops
  • Virtual desktop session management
  • Virtual desktop user management
  • Managing virtual desktop access and permissions

Chapter 7 – View Composer, Linked Clone Virtual Desktops

  • Creating Linked clone virtual desktop base images
  • Deploying Linked Clone virtual desktop instances
  • Administering persistent virtual disks
  • Work with VMware View Composer
  • VMware View database administration

Chapter 8– View Security Server and View Replica Server

  • Sizing your virtual desktop deployment
  • Monitoring key performance metrics
  • Scaling your virtual desktop environment
  • Using VMware vSphere components to manage performance and availability

Chapter 9 – VMware ThinApp

  • Application virtualization with VMware ThinApp
  • Creating and publishing virtual applications
  • Controlling access to virtual applications

Chapter 10 – Security

  • Security overview for virtual desktops
  • Authentication options for user access
  • Planning and implementing network security

For More Information

This class can be customized to meet your unique training and delivery needs, including:

  • On-site delivery at your facility
  • Custom timetables including 3-day rapid delivery boot-camps
  • Content and Lab customization to meed your unique training needs
  • Distance training
  • Mentoring, implementation planning and assistance

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