Free e-learning course – Horizon (With View) Fundamentals [V6.0]

The course consists of five modules:

•  Introduction to View discusses the View architecture and key benefits and features of the View solution

•  Installing and Configuring View Components describes the main steps for deploying View, how to install View Composer and how to install and configure View Manager, how to install and configure a View Security Server and a View Transfer Server, and provides an overview of configuring View Persona Management.

•  View Desktops explains the steps for configuring virtual machines as desktops, the tasks for preparing virtual desktops before installing View Agent, how to install View Agent, the steps to prepare virtual machines for a linked-clone deployment, and how to deploy a linked-clone automated desktop pool using the Add Pool wizard in View Administrator.

•  Horizon Client Options describes how to install and configure Horizon Client, how to configure View for use on Thin Clients, and how to set up and configure virtual printing.

•  Working with View Administrator covers how to how to log in and navigate the View Administrator interface, how to manage users and groups, how to use the Add Pool wizard to create automated pools, how to use role-based administration, the steps to set up RDS hosts, and how to create application pools.

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=58171

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vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script

This is a PowerShell script written to help customers validate their environment and assess if it is ready for a 5.1.x upgrade. The script checks against known misconfiguration and issues raised with VMware Support.

This script checks the Windows Server and Active Directory configuration and provides an on screen report of known issues or configuration issues, the script also provides a text report which can help with further trouble shooting.

For more information, read New Fling: vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script

PreInstallCheck_screen

Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 best practices

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021193 – This video provides best practice information on performing an upgrade of VMware vCenter Server 5.1.

In the video you will find more information on the new vCenter Single Sign On feature.

For additional information relating to topics such as the vCenter Server Inventory Service and the hardware requirements for the various components within the vCenter Server 5.1 software bundle, check out VMware Knowledge Base article “Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Best Practices(2021193)” at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021193

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