VMware® View: Design Best Practices v5.x

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam code: VDTD510
Certificates: VMware Certified Advanced Professional Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD), Vmware Certified Design Expert - Desktop (VCDX-DT)


This course presents a methodology for designing a VMware® View™ solution for the VMware vSphere® infrastructure. The design methodology includes gathering and analyzing data to make sound design decisions for the vSphere infrastructure and View component


By the end of this course, you will have cooperatively designed a View solution for a real-world project, providing you with the ability to:
  • Identify design goals, requirements, and constraints
  • Discriminate information that is required for design decisions
  • Recognize situations that benefit from best
  • practice recommendations
  • Use the recommended design process.
  • Construct a comprehensive View solution
Certification: This course is part of the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) certification and helps prepare you for the VCAP-DTD exam.


This course benefits consulting professionals, solution architects, system architects, system administrators, IT managers and those involved in the design and execution of a VMware View solution.


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Design Methodology

  • General design process
  • Elements of a successful View solution
  • A design process for View solutions

Use-Case Definition

  • Identifying use cases and their characteristics
  • Options for collecting performance data

Pool and Desktop Design

  • Mapping use cases to View pools
  • Design decisions for pool configurations
  • Configuring and optimizing virtual desktops

Remote Display Protocols

  • Designing the access infrastructure
  • Comparing PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) design considerations
  • Determining when to use PCoIP optimization controls
  • Configuring PCoIP tuning parameters for a use case

View Pod and Block Design

  • Designing the View infrastructure
  • Choosing an authentication solution
  • Designing a load-balancer solution

VMware Infrastructure Design

  • Mapping View infrastructure requirements to vSphere 5
  • Sizing VMware ESXi™ hosts for CPU and memory
  • Sizing VMware® vCenter Server™ systems
  • Sizing network capacity for PCoIP and RDP

Storage Design

  • Designing the storage solution
  • Sizing datastores based on capacity and performance metrics
  • Deploying tiered storage for VMware® View Composer™ linked clones

End-User Session and Client-Device Design

  • Managing end-user personas and sessions
  • Best practices for using Active Directory in a View environment
  • Designing a View Persona Management solution
  • Selecting client devices

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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