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

Course Details

In this course, you will learn how to deploy a unified image management system using VMware Mirage. After installing Mirage 5.0, you learn how to configure security, manage images, perform a Windows migration, set up endpoint protection, and perform various management functions.

Course Prerequisites

  • Ability to use VMware vSphere Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Experience accessing the guest operating system from the VMware vCenter Server virtual machine console
  • Ability to navigate Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008

Course Agenda

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Introduction to Mirage

  • Discuss the key concepts of Mirage
  • Describe how Mirage works with VMware Horizon 6
  • Define the main Mirage user classifications
  • Discuss Mirage features and benefits

3. Components and Architecture

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

4. Installing and Configuring Mirage

  • Outline the tasks for installing and configuring Mirage
  • Discuss the process for deploying the Mirage client
  • Identify the high-level tasks for upgrading Mirage

5. Mirage Web Manager

  • Identify the main installation and configuration tasks for Mirage Web Manager
  • Discuss how to use Mirage Web Manager logs
  • Recognize how to configure SSL on Mirage Web Manager

6. Mirage Management Overview

  • Explain how to use the Mirage dashboard and transaction logs to monitor your Mirage system environment
  • Recognize the process for setting up static and dynamic centralized virtual desktop (CVD) collections
  • Explain the main Image Composer functions
  • Describe how Mirage roles are set up and used

7. Mirage Single Image Management

  • Diagram the layer management lifecycle
  • Explain how to set up a reference machine
  • Recognize the process for capturing and assigning base layers and application layers

8. Windows Migrations

  • Recognize the steps that you must take to prepare your environment for a Windows migration
  • Identify the steps for performing a Windows migration
  • Explain how you can monitor the Windows migration process
  • Describe the difference between in-place and replacement migrations
  • Illustrate the processes by which a migration happens
  • Discuss the ways that you can troubleshoot a migration

9. Endpoint Protection with Mirage

  • Discuss the backup capabilities of Mirage and how upload policies are used to define backup parameters
  • Explain the Mirage endpoint disaster recovery options

10. Working with the Mirage File Portal

  • Explain the process for configuring the Mirage file portal
  • Recognize how to configure end-user CVD mapping
  • Describe how to access files using the Mirage file portal
  • Recognize how to browse and view files in the Mirage file portal

11. Mirage Security

  • Recognize the architecture and components of the Mirage Gateway server and how they interact
  • Identify tasks for performing SSL configuration on a Mirage system
  • Explain how to configure Mirage load balancing