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Horizon Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage V.5.0

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Course Overview


This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and performing common administrator tasks and enduser tasks with the VMware® Horizon Mirage™ software. This course is based on the Horizon Mirage 4.0 release.

Course Schedule


Target Audience


System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the Horizon Mirage system.

Course Objectives

  • Install and configure Horizon Mirage components.
  • Demonstrate how to navigate and use Horizon Mirage Management Console.
  • Identify the process for deploying Horizon Mirage to endpoints.
  • Explain the tasks for capturing and assigning base layers and application layers.
  • Identify the tasks for performing a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration.
  • Define the methods of performing desktop recovery.
  • Recognize how to plan and perform a mass hardware migration.
  • Discuss how to install and configure Horizon Mirage File Portal and how end users access their files.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • 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
  • 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
  • Installing and Configuring Horizon Mirage
  • Recognize the operating system, software requirements, and hardware requirements for a successful deployment of Horizon Mirage
  • Examine the tasks for installing and configuring Horizon Mirage
  • Identify the process for deploying Horizon Mirage to endpoints
  • Horizon Mirage Management Console
  • Recognize how to use the Mirage Management Console features to manage and monitor your Horizon Mirage system
  • Base Layers and Application Layers
  • Recognize the best practices for creating and assigning Base Layers and Application Layers
  • Discuss how to create and assign Base Layers and Application Layers
  • Describe how to create a reference machine
  • Migrating a Desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • Recognize the steps needed to prepare your migration environment for a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration
  • Identify the steps for performing a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration
  • Explain how you can monitor the Windows XP to Windows 7 migration process
  • Discuss the ways you can troubleshoot a migration to Windows 7
  • Using Horizon Mirage for Desktop Recovery and Maintenance
  • Explain the process for restoring desktop data to the current endpoint by using a CVD snapshot
  • Discuss how you can use the Disaster Recovery wizard to restore a desktop image to a replacement endpoint and to a new disk drive on the same endpoint
  • Performing Hardware Migrations
  • Recognize the criteria for planning and performing a mass hardware migration
  • Describe the process for using the Hardware Migration wizard
  • 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

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience with VMware® vSphere®
  • Completion of VMware vSphere:
  • Install, Configure, Manage
  • Using VMware vSphere® Client™ to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Opening a virtual machine console in VMware® vCenterServer™ and accessing the guest operating system
  • Navigating Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008