Oh Yeah! Just did it and passed in the first run. Could not be more happy!
Was a tough cookie to crack in the allotted time. Lost most time in Mirage..
In my VMware life i really never got around touching mirage and by hell.. never want to 🙂
There were a lot of configure pool this, recompose that tasks. A few in vIDM importing users. (look out for that email requirement)
To prepare for this we held some internal bootcamps at the ITQ HQ.
Each of us had a target topic to dive in to and make it presentable for the rest. Including practices.
This helped me a lot for the mirage part, thanks guys!. Also did a few Hands on Labs. Especially the Challenge lab. This one touches a lot of the exam, although it’s Horizon 7. And some experience with the products might help 🙂
HOL-1791-CHG-1: Horizon Challenge Lab
The Horizon Challenge Lab will provide you the ability to troubleshoot and resolve the Top 5 issues that our Customers experience in their End User Environments. Whether you have deployed VMware App Volumes, VMware Identity Manager, VMware User Environment Manager or VMware Horizon 7, we have Challenge for each and everyone of you.
- Introduction to the Environment (30 minutes) (Basic) During this module you will get familiarized with the Horizon environment you just inherited from the previous administrator. You will leverage tools and consoles for Horizon, vSphere, vRealize Operations for Horizon, and App Volumes to get a better understanding of the current infrastructure.
- Module 2 – Users reporting connection issues (30 minutes) (Advanced) Help Desk is reporting users are having trouble connecting to their desktops and are just receiving a black screen. During this module you will use troubleshooting techniques to diagnose and solve the issue.
- Module 3 – The CEO cannot log into vIDM (30 minutes) (Advanced) Recent changes in the Active Directory infrastructure have led to an interruption of the Identity Manager (previously Workspace) service. During this module you will be assigned the task of restoring the service and making sure your users can connect to their desktops and applications.
- Module 4 – Deploying Applications in a better way (45 minutes) (Advanced) After solving the main user reported issues, you finally get the opportunity to start improving your Horizon infrastructure. After being asked to deploy a new application, you embark in the process of creating a new application management layer using App Volumes 3.
- Module 5 – Improving User Experience (30 minutes) (Advanced) With multiple access methods, users are reporting that their user experience is not consistent across the board. During this module you will leverage User Environment Manager to address this issue and provide your users with a consistent experience.
- Module 6 – Just-In-Time Desktops (45 minutes) (Advanced) As part of optimizing your environment you have been tasked with reducing the storage footprint and reducing the burden on the maintenance windows required for desktop recomposing. During this module you will use Instant Clone technology to provide users with the ultimate flexible desktop: Just-in-Time desktops!
- Module 7 – Securing your Horizon Desktops (45 minutes) (Advanced) As the organization continues to adopt and develop virtual desktop use cases, the Security Team has raised concerns around the ability to access critical database and application resources when leveraging virtual desktops. In this module, you will leverage network virtualization to ensure isolation of applications, databases and desktops.
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