VHMICM: VMware Horizon Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [v4.0]

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About This Course

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

Before attending this course, you should have the following knowledge:

  • Using VMware vSphere® Client™ to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Opening a virtual machine console in VMware® vCenter Server™ and accessing the guest operating system Navigating Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008



  • Experience with VMware® vSphere®


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

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 Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

Module 2: 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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Horizon Mirage Management Console

  • Recognize how to use the Mirage Management Console features to manage and monitor your Horizon Mirage system

Module 6: 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

Module 7: 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

Module 8: 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

Module 9: Performing Hardware Migrations

  • Recognize the criteria for planning and performing a mass hardware migration

  • Describe the process for using the Hardware Migration wizard

Module 10: 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



Who Should Attend

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