VMware View 5 QuickStart Series

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.


VMware View 4.6 QuickStart Series

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

Released: VMware View 4.0.1

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 :-).