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VMware Horizon Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.0]

Course Details

In this hands-on training course, you will learn how to install and configure VMware© Horizon Mirage? software, as well as perform common administrator and end-user tasks. This course is based on the Horizon Mirage 4.0 release.

Course Prerequisites

Ability to:

  • Use VMware vSphere© Client™ to view the state-of-virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Open a virtual machine console in VMware© vCenter Server™ and access the guest-operating system
  • Navigate Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008

Course Agenda

1. Base Layers and Application Layers

  • Create and assign Base Layers and Application Layers
  • Create and assign Base Layers and Application Layers
  • Create a reference machine

2. Introduction to Horizon Mirage

  • Explain how Horizon Mirage works
  • Describe how Horizon Mirage fits into the VMware end-user computing vision
  • Define the main Horizon Mirage use cases
  • Explain the main features and benefits of Horizon Mirage

3. Migrating a Desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7

  • Prepare a migration environment for a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration
  • Perform a Windows XP-to-Windows 7 migration
  • Monitor the Windows XP-to-Windows 7 migration process
  • Troubleshoot a migration to Windows 7

4. Horizon Mirage Components and Architecture

  • Identify the function of each of the Horizon Mirage solution components
  • Define the Horizon Mirage layers
  • Diagram the Horizon Mirage architecture

5. Using Horizon Mirage for Desktop Recovery and Maintenance

  • Restore desktop data to the current endpoint by using a CVD snapshot
  • Use the Disaster Recovery wizard to restore a desktop image to a replacement endpoint and to a new disk drive on the same endpoint

6. Installing and Configuring Horizon Mirage

  • Recognize the operating system, software requirements, and hardware requirements to successfully deploy Horizon Mirage software
  • Install and configure Horizon Mirage
  • Deploy Horizon Mirage to endpoints

7. Performing Hardware Migrations

  • Plan and perform a mass-hardware migration
  • Use the Hardware Migration wizard

8. Horizon Mirage Management Console

  • Use the Mirage Management Console features to manage and monitor your Horizon Mirage system

9. Common End-User Tasks and the Horizon Mirage File Portal

  • Describe how an end-user performs a file-level restore and directory-level restore
  • Explain the process for configuring the File Portal
  • Describe how to access files using the File Portal