This three-day course builds your skills in application management using VMware App Volumes® and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager®. You learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale. You gain skills in managing application life cycles from installation to update and replacement. You also learn how to use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Install and configure App Volumes
Create and deploy Application Packages and writable volumes
Install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings
Who Can Benefit
Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing VMware Horizon®, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and RDHS solutions.
Experience with virtualized desktop implementation
Familiarity with VMware Horizon
VMware App Volumes 4
VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10
VMware Horizon 8 v2006
Introductions and course logistics
Overview of Application and Profile Management
Overview of App Volumes
Describe the basic architecture and operation of App Volumes
Explain the function of App Volumes Manager
Explain the function of App Volumes Agent
Describe the principles of SAM
List the stages of application package life cycle
Describe what is a writable volume and how it differs from an AppStack
Identify the major requirements to deploy App Volumes App Volumes components
App Volumes Installation Overview
Describe the installation sequence for the App Volumes Manager
Describe the App Volumes operation modes for packages and writable volumes
Describe the App Volumes hypervisor connection types and their relationships with operation modes
Describe the process of initial configuration of the App Volumes Manager
Describe the basic configuration parameters and where these are configured in the App Volumes Manager Web interface
Install and perform the initial configuration of the App Volumes Manager in a lab environment
Describe the installation steps for the App Volumes Agent
Install the App Volumes Agent in target client machines in a lab environment
Working with Application Packages
Explain the concept of simplified application packaging
List the steps of application package life cycle
Differentiate between an application, package, and program
Create an application package
Use markers to assign the new version of an application package
Edit an application
Edit a package
Working with Writable Volumes Overview
Describe what a writable volume is and where it is used
Compare AppStacks with writable volumes
Describe the operation of a writable volume
Explain how to assign a writable volume to a desktop
Create and assign a writable volume in a lab environment
Working with AppStacks
Explain how applications in an AppStack are available to a user
Describe how to create an AppStack and populate it with applications
Describe how to update an application in an existing AppStack
Overview of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager and its architecture
Describe the functional areas and benefits of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager features and how it manages profiles
Install Dynamic Environment Manager
Recognize considerations for planning a Dynamic Environment Manager deployment
Identify pre-configuration requirements before installing and starting the Dynamic Environment Manager - Management Console
Recognize key steps in the installation process of Dynamic Environment Manager
Describe the initial configuration process for the management console and FlexEngine
Application Configuration Management
Explain how a user can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Self-Support tool to recover from application configuration mistakes
Explain how administrators and support staff can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool to troubleshoot profile problems
Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool enables and synchronizes the offline use of Dynamic Environment Manager
Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager Application Profiler can be used to create predefined configurations for applications
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
Overall ExitCertified is a great training provider and the remote learning is as effective as in person.
Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.
Class was very informative, although one lab didnt but will try again later
Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.
The training was good but needed the basic skills of maximo before getting deep in the configuration of it.