VCAP-DTA Section 6 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 6 – Configure and Optimize View Display Protocols  Objective 6.1 – Configure PCoIP and RDP for Varying Network Conditions Determine appropriate configuration parameters based on network performance Consider configuring the following settings for special use cases: Image quality levels Maximum Initial Image Quality Minimum Image Quality Maximum Frame Rate Network settings Configure the maximum PCoIP session bandwidth… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 5 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 5 – Integrate ThinApp into a View Implementation  Objective 5.1 – Create a ThinApp Repository Create and configure a ThinApp repository Create folder and Windows share, including shares & NTFS permissions View Administrator>ThinApp Configuration    Use UNC path….i.e.  \\myserver\share\applications Configure a ThinApp repository for fault tolerance using DFS or similar tools Setup DFS on File Server1 –… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 4 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 4 – Create, Customize, and Deploy View Desktop Images  Objective 4.1 – Build, Upgrade and Optimize a Windows Desktop Image Create, configure, optimize and maintain a base Windows desktop image for View Implementation PDF guide – VMware-View-OptimizationGuideWindows7-EN Target master image (parent) – Virtual machine hardware Remove floppy drive and other devices not required VMXNET3 – NIC Memory… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 3 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 3 – Deploy, Manage, and Customize Pool Implementations  Objective 3.1 – Configure Pool Storage for Optimal Performance Implement storage tiers Optimize placement of replica virtual machine Configure disposable files and persistent disks Configure and optimize storage for floating or dedicated pools Configure overcommit settings Determine implications of using local or shared storage Configure View Storage Accelerator and… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 2 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 2 – Configure and Administer View Components  Objective 2.1 – Configure and Manage View Global Policies and Settings Enable and disable global policies  – p175 (Administration guide) Configure and modify global settings – p26-29 (Administration guide) Objective 2.2 – Configure Administrator Roles and Permissions Create, modify and delete administrator roles – p39 (Administration guide) Add and remove user… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 1 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 1 – Deploy View Installations and Upgrade Existing Deployments Objective 1.1 – Deploy Highly Available View Installations Configure highly available connectivity to the View environment To provide high availability and load balancing, you can install one or more additional instances of View Connection Server that replicate an existing View Connection Server instance.  These additional instances as installed… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Exam Experience

By | February 11, 2014

At the beginning of February, I sat the recently released VMware Advanced Desktop Administration exam (VCAP-DTA), and I’m happy to say I passed! The exam concentrates on the desktop administration around VMware Horizon View, and other supporting technologies that integrate with the overall solution, such as ThinApp, Active Directory and Group Policies. If you’ve sat other VCAP administration… Read More »

VCAP-DTD and VCAP-DTA Study Resources

By | February 11, 2014

VCAP-DTD           As usual, the VCAP-DTD Blueprint via VMware, is your primary ‘go to’ source for the Sections\Objectives, and supporting documentation for the exam. The official course for the exam is VMware View Design Design Best Practices v5.x. I would have preferred to attended the course, however sometimes you have to make choices and cannot attend all the courses… Read More »

McAfee Move 3.0 and vShield – Deployment and Tips

By | November 13, 2013

Over the last two months, I’ve been working on a VDI refresh engagement, involving technologies such as VMware Horizon View 5.2, vCNS (vShield) and McAfee Move, agentless solution.  The customer previously used a standard McAfee agent solution, with the agent installed in every Windows virtual desktop. However they own the license for the agentless solution, and thought this… Read More »