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New Courses covering NSX, Horizon 7 and more

NEW CoursesVMware Education Services continually releases new courses designed to grow your skills so you can exploit the opportunities provided by VMware technologies. New this month:

VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]

This course teaches you to troubleshoot and operate a VMware NSX® deployment by isolating problems and identifying resolutions through a systematic process.

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage for NSX Standard Edition [V6.2] – On Demand

This On Demand Course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™ Standard Edition, including logical switching and logical routing.

Horizon 7: Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization v7

This lab-intensive course teaches you to troubleshoot, identify, analyze, and solve a broad range of issues associated with the View component of VMware Horizon® 7.

Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage v6.1 On Demand

This On Demand course teaches experienced VMware vSphere admins how to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 6.1, as well as how to write and test disaster recovery plans.

vRealize Log Insight: Fundamentals [V3.0]

This free eLearning course describes how to install, configure, and use VMware vRealize™ Log Insight™ V3 to collect and analyze logs, and how it can be integrated with other solutions to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure a data center.


For more information or for help developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

Training Unlocks the Power of Your Business Mobility Solution

Today’s increasingly mobile workforce needs easy and secure access to business applications and data. An IT task made more difficult as workers insist on using their own devices, meaning personal and corporate data must coexist on the same device. Plus, users need a consistent experience across all of their devices, or productivity suffers.

Proven Business Mobility Solutions

VMware provides a comprehensive solution suite for business mobility, from VMware Horizon desktop and application virtualization solutions to the comprehensive VMware AirWatch mobile device and content management platform.

VMware Horizon 6 delivers virtual desktops and applications through a single platform, which gives users a rich experience when accessing their applications and data. Horizon’s ability to consolidate end-user resources also lets IT simplify management, reduce costs, and improve data security.

The VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management platform supports multiple use cases with unified management of endpoints, end-to-end security from devices to the data center, and seamless integration across enterprise systems. Its tight control over devices lets IT provide consistent BYOD capabilities while securing sensitive data and applications, and maximizing user productivity and collaboration.

Education Ensures Your Mobility Success

Training from VMware experts gives you the skills to properly implement, manage, and optimize our powerful business mobility solutions. Most of these courses are available in a classroom or virtual/self-paced setting. We also offer related certifications and accreditations, so you can validate your skills and differentiate yourself from colleagues and other IT professionals.

Course Certification/Accreditation
Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
Horizon: Design and Deploy [V6] VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) + VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment (VCAP6-DTM Deploy)
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Manage AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Professional Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Install and Deploy On Premise Solutions AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Expert Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Bootcamp
Combines Configure and Manage + Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions into a single course
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate Accreditation + AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Professional Accreditation
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: K12 Education AirWatch Enterprise Mobility K12 Education Accreditation

What is a Fast Track course?

fast trackWhen you see Fast Track in a course title, it means the course covers more content than will fit in a regular, weeklong, eight-hour-a-day class. We cover that extra content by extending the class hours per day beyond eight. That’s it.

Fast Track classes are a very efficient way to consume training. We extend the hours and pack in more content so you can learn as much as possible in just five days.

Are you ready for the Fast Track experience? Here’s a list of our currently available classes:



Top Questions from Our Recent Horizon 6 View 6.2 Webinar

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar on Horizon 6 View 6.2 Features and Basic Troubleshooting based on the very popular session VCI Linus Bourque delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we talk troubleshooting, there were lots of questions. We wanted to share a sample with you while you check out the recording.

What are the best free tools to monitor slowness information?
A good place to start are with the well-known tools like Windows: PerfMon, vCenter performance charts, for networks: wireshark, windows processes: process explorer; etc. VMware cannot sanction one tool over another. You may also want to ask at communities.vmware.com to see what others are using.

I have question around firewall, users are using VDI desktops from internet via security server. My question, does 4172 has to be opened even at internal firewall or is it not needed?
If you are using PCoIP as the default protocol, you must open 4172 TCP/UDP

If we have a bunch of replicas in vSphere that we cannot tell if they are even used, how do we go about deleting them? We are transitioned to pure storage and these replicas are on the old storage.
Use the Rebalance feature to “move” a linked-clone pool to a new datastore. If the replicas are “orphans” you’ll need to use the vdmadmin command to unlock the Replica folder, delete those replicas in question and then re-lock. Be careful when using this command and make sure you are deleting the right replica.

If we are not using security server do we just need 8443 open to the connection server for RDP?
If this is for internal, then 443 is all that is needed for RDP as long as the tunnel mode (default) is kept on. If direct connect is enabled then you’ll need 3389 opened as well. DO NOT USE this with the internet as you are opening your environment to an attack.

What are your thoughts on virus detection on View desktops similar to the regular desktops?
If you are going to use “traditional” anti-virus, you should stagger the number of VM scanned at any one time to reduce the possible storage I/O. Alternatively, leverage a vShield Endpoint like AV where the scan is done via the kernel/CPU. It will mean more CPU usage but will lessen the possible chance for I/O storage storms.

Is the Access Point an add-on price or does it come with the 6.2 upgrade?
See here for which version the AP is supported on. Depending on the version, you will determine whether you’ll be able to access it or need additional licensing

Is VMware working on something like vCenter alarms for View Horizon?
Not that I’m currently aware of. If you feel this would be helpful, please submit a feature request.

11 New Courses on vSphere v6, AirWatch, and more

NEW CoursesThe VMware Education team has been busy in the last month releasing 11 new courses covering vSphere 6, AirWatch, Site Recovery Manager, Horizon (with View), vRealize Automation, and Security for the SDDC. Click on the links below to learn more about these courses and to see the schedule for your area.

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vSphere V6

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New Lab Connect and vRealize Automation Courses Released

NEW CoursesWe’re happy to announce the availability of two new Lab Connect courses and a new instructor-led course on vRealize Automation.

Top Posts from VMware Global Support Services

In Case You Missed It!

Each month, we’ll share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog VMware Support Insider. Read on to find out what you might have missed last month.

VMware Horizon (with View) Pilot
GSS is continuing their pilot around the VMware Horizon (with View) product. The pilot kicked off last September with a post highlighting the Top 20 VMware View Knowledge Base (KB) articles. Since then, GSS has expanded the Top 20 KB articles into a monthly series for VMware View and for all products.

While you’re on the VMware Support Insider blog, check out the posts from VMware View Tech Support Engineer Devon Cassidy to get useful tips for frequently encountered issues.

Visit us on Spiceworks
Calling all SpiceHeads! If you’re active on Spiceworks, be sure to check out VMware’s vendor page on Spiceworks.

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New Courses from VMware

NEW Courses
VMware Education Services has released several new courses to help you get the most out of your VMware solutions.

On Demand


Free eLearning

Save on Education Bootcamps at Partner Exchange 2015

Get to Partner Exchange a few days early and take advantage of pre-conference bootcamps on January 31 – February 2, offered at a significant savings off the regular course price. These special offerings are your chance to build your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions, and refresh yourself on the basics. To attend one of these bootcamps, just add it to your Partner Exchange event registration.

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