It’s short notice, but if you can find the time it might be worth it. VMware have today announced a View 5 QuickStart Series running for two days. I said short notice, the first part is tomorrow!
These QuickStarts do what they say on the tin, they’re crash courses to get you started.
Part One – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 @
16:00 15:00 GMT
- The main features of View 5
- Installing and configuring View Connection Server
- Adding individual desktop
Part Two – Thursday 3rd November 2011 @
16:00 15:00 GMT
- The software implementation of the PC-over-IP protocol
- Install and configure composer
- Deploy dedicated and floating linked clone pools
To register for these, you need a VMware Partner account. Once logged in, head to the Partner University, select “Programs” and then “QuickStart Series”.
UPDATED: Sorry, the times originally posted were an hour out.
As well as the other products that they’ve released today, VMware have managed to pump out View 5. This might explain in part the number of View / Desktop focused sessions at VMworld Europe next month.
But, let’s not forget, people keep saying that this is the year when Desktop Virtualisation is going to take off. 🙂
Check out what’s new in View 5 here.
Next week VMware are running a couple of Webex sessions that will take a deep-dive look into VMware View. It’s a partner only event so you need to be registered in Partner Central. Details for registering can be found on the Partner University home page.
(Annoyingly 1 of the sessions clashes with the London VMUG but hopefully it’ll be available for replay afterwards.)
The following is how VMware describe the series:
View our VMware View 4.x series to see examples of how to use View to create and manage virtual desktops for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. View live demonstrations discussing different functions and features of View designed to teach administrators new to VMware View:
- View terminology, features, protocols and benefits
- The relationship between VMware vSphere and VMware View
- How View handles different use-cases through pool types
- The relationship between Composer and VMware vCenter
- About different pool types and use-cases
- The different protocols used by VMware View, specifically PC-over-IP
- The relationship between multiple VMware View Connection servers
VMware View 4.0.1 is a maintenance release that adds a small number of features / enhancements:
- Localisation of the View client in a number of languages including French and German.
- Support for vCenter 2.5 Update 6 and ESX 3.5 Update 5
- PCoIP now supports Virtual Printing, a couple of Single Sign-On Providers and International keyboards.
There are a few bug fixes included also. The best thing to do is to head over to the release notes and check them out. Then it’s time to download and update :-).