In this session Rawlinson Rivera, Sr Technical Marketing Architect; will cover Horizon 6 integration points with Virtual SAN as well as the ease, streamline management and implementation capabilities for virtual desktop infrastructures.
This 5 days training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Automation Center. This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform self-service provisioning and creation of on-demand private and multivendor cloud services.
Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 6.0
Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vCloud Automation Center connectivity
Create endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
Manage vCloud Automation Center 6.0 entities on VMware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures
Configure vCloud Automation Center infrastructure services
Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
Configure and manage a service catalog
Configure and manage role-based access control
Request and manage machines using the user portal
Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
Integrate VMware vCenter Orchestrator with vCloud Automation Center
Automate application provisioning with VMware vCloud Application Director
Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
I'll deliver this training course September 1th 2014 at Global Knowledge Amsterdam - You can register here
This reference architecture is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective VMware Horizon with View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5.
Extensive user experience and operations testing, including Login VSI desktop performance and VMware View Planner testing on 400 desktops, revealed world-class performance at an extremely low cost. VMware Virtual SAN technology allows easy scalability while maintaining superior performance at a competitive price point.
The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite for VMware Horizon 6 with View provides new desktop-specific features and benefits, such as application and in-guest performance metrics, for even more precise diagnosis of poor end-user performance. In addition, this release leverages the new VMware vCenter Operations Manager platform, which supports a “single-pane-of-glass” enterprise monitoring and diagnostic console (desktop, server, and adapters).
VMware Virtual SAN is a hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage platform that is fully integrated with VMware vSphere. Virtual SAN aggregates locally attached disks of hosts that are members of a vSphere cluster, to create a distributed shared storage solution.
Virtual SAN enables the rapid provisioning of storage within VMware vCenter as part of virtual machine creation and deployment operations.
Virtual SAN uses a hybrid disk architecture that leverages both flash-based devices for performance and magnetic disks for capacity and persistent data storage. This hybrid architecture delivers a scale-out storage platform with enterprise performance and resiliency at a compelling price point.
The distributed datastore of Virtual SAN is an object-store file system that leverages the vSphere Storage Policy–Based Management (SPBM) framework to deliver application-centric storage services and capabilities that are centrally managed through vSphere virtual machine storage policies.
This document focuses on the definitions, sizing guidelines, and characteristics of the Virtual SAN distributed datastore for Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructures.
VMware Virtual SAN is a new hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage platform that is fully integrated with VMware vSphere. Virtual SAN aggregates locally attached disks of hosts that are members of a vSphere cluster, to create a distributed shared storage solution.
Virtual SAN is a hybrid disk system that leverages both flash-based devices to provide optimal performance, and magnetic disks, to provide capacity and persistent data storage. This delivers enterprise performance and a resilient storage platform.
The distributed datastore of Virtual SAN is an object storage system that leverages the vSphere Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) framework to deliver application-centric storage services and capabilities that are centrally managed through vSphere virtual machine storage policies.
This document discusses how Virtual SAN design choices exploit data locality to deliver superior aggregate performance while retaining simplicity and efficiency.
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite delivers intelligent operations management from applications to storage and across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures – with predictive analytics and policy-based automation.
VMware vCenter Operations Management Packs extend the capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite to third- party products and technologies to enable end-to-end operations intelligence with data visualizations, dashboards, reports, alerts, and actions.
An Operations Management Pack can also be delivered in the form of an agent plugin, content pack or compliance pack. vCenter Operations Management Packs extend the power of vCenter Operations Management Suite to hybrid and heterogeneous environments, providing comprehensive visibility in a single operations console across applications, storage and network devices.
Understand and implement VMware Virtual SAN: the heart of tomorrow’s Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
VMware’s breakthrough Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) initiative can help you virtualize your entire datacenter: compute, storage, networks, and associated services. Central to SDDC is VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN): a fully distributed storage architecture seamlessly integrated into the hypervisor and capable of scaling to meet any enterprise storage requirement.
Now, the leaders of VMware’s wildly popular Virtual SAN previews have written the first authoritative guide to this pivotal technology. You’ll learn what Virtual SAN is, exactly what it offers, how to implement it, and how to maximize its value.
Writing for administrators, consultants, and architects, Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping show how Virtual SAN implements both object-based storage and a policy platform that simplifies VM storage placement. You’ll learn how Virtual SAN and vSphere work together to dramatically improve resiliency, scale-out storage functionality, and control over QoS.
Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN uses realistic examples to demonstrate Virtual SAN’s most powerful capabilities. You’ll learn how to plan, architect, and deploy Virtual SAN successfully, avoid gotchas, and troubleshoot problems once you’re up and running.
Understanding the key goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN technology
Meeting physical and virtual requirements for safe Virtual SAN implementation
Installing and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment
Using Storage Policy Based Management to control availability, performance, and reliability
Simplifying deployment with VM Storage Policies
Discovering key Virtual SAN architectural details: caching I/O, VASA, witnesses, pass-through RAID, and more
Ensuring efficient day-to-day Virtual SAN management and maintenance
Interoperating with other VMware features and products
Designing and sizing Virtual SAN clusters
Troubleshooting, monitoring, and performance optimization
This hands-on training course explores the use of VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 and VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.x for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. The course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vCenter Orchestrator workflows in vCloud Automation Center.
Describe the features, benefits, components, and integration of vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Automation Center
Use the vCenter Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vCenter Orchestrator platform and to import and run vCenter Orchestrator library workflows
Explain the role of vCenter Orchestrator workflows and vCenter Orchestrator content elements in automation
Use the vCloud Automation Center plug-in integrate vCenter Orchestrator with vCloud Automation Center and link vCloud Automation Center to vCenter Orchestrator as an endpoint
Design, develop, and run custom reusable vCenter Orchestrator workflows
Use the VMware vSphere® API in vCenter Orchestrator workflow scripts
Explain the vCloud Automation Center master workflow model
Integrate vCenter Orchestrator workflows with external systems using the vCloud Automation Center Advanced Service Designer and build automation solutions
Identify the strategy to integrate vCenter Orchestrator workflows with external systems and explain how to find and use vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins
Explain how to export, package, and apply version control to vCenter Orchestration workflows
Install a basic vCenter Orchestrator environment and implement high availability for vCenter Orchestrator
This Log Insight course provides information about the Log Insight solution and describes how it works, its architecture, installation, configuration, and how to use it for log analysis. The course consists of the following self-paced modules:
Log Insight v2.0 Overview: This module provides an overview of Log Insight, including use cases and architecture.
Log Insight v2.0 Installation and Configuration: This module provides information the installation and configuration of Log Insight, including installation and configuration of the Windows Agent.
Log Insight v2.0 Analysis: This module provides information about how to use Log Insight for log analysis, including new tools available in version 2.0.
Horizon View Agent Direct-Connection Plugin is an installable extension to View Agent. It allows a Horizon Client to directly connect to a View desktop; or to Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 as View desktop; or to Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 as RDSH (Remote Desktop Session Host) role.
It is intended for use in specific View deployments that work without a full View Connection Server available. There are no changes required to Horizon Clients or the View Agent for this to work. All currently supported Horizon Clients from VMware and from third-party vendors are supported with View Agent Direct-Connection Plugin.
This guide walks through how to deploy View Agent Direct-Connection Plugin, provides information about installing and using this component, and includes system requirements and configuration details. For this type of View deployment, there is no requirement to have a Connection Server, security server, VMware vCenter Server, or View Composer server.
The virtual desktop can be joined to an Active Directory domain, but it can also operate without Active Directory if required and users can log in with local desktop credentials instead. Figure 1 shows the deployment