VDI in a Box

Track Room Location: H139, Heritage Hall (Collin College's Preston Ridge campus)


Description

This track was designed to provide hands-on instruction using Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box™. Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box™ is an all-in-one virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)solution designed to simplify and streamline virtual desktops. Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box™ makes the benefits of desktop virtualization available to businesses of all sizes. It is important to remember that this course is largely about concept-over-process. It is not as important for you to fully understand all of the inner-working processes as it is for your understanding of the concepts of desktop virtualization. Our goal is for you to realize the potential of using Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box™ and the many possibilities that cloud computing and virtualization offers businesses that employ this type of technology.

Prerequisites

Users should have basic knowledge of networking fundamentals, knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system, and basic knowledge of virtualization technology (i.e., Host, VM, and Hypervisor).

Instructor

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Philip Seely (CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, MCDST, MCP) has extensive and progressive computer and network operations experience serving small to large organizations with mixed computing and networking environments including Red Hat Linux, Windows 2003, 2008, and 2012 server operating system platforms. Philip is also experienced with physical to virtual migrations and working with networking virtualization software including VMware, Citrix, and EMC. He's an innovative IT Professional with over 20 years of industry experience that is customer focused, serving thousands of internal and external customers in multi-site locations, earning a solid reputation for productivity, complex problem resolution, and professionalism. He co-authored an article in Industry, Engineering and Management Systems Journal entitled "Centralized Digital Document Processing" and helped lead a Virtualization Summer Camp at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Philip has an MBA from Jacksonville University, a BA in Information Management and Systems from University of South Carolina, and an AS in Networking Services Technology from Florida State College.


Agenda

Day One: 7.5 Hrs. Classroom/Lab environment
Morning Session (3.5 Hrs) 8:30 - 12:00
  • Introduction - 1 Hr.
Personal Intro
Winter Working Connections Agenda
Audience Polling to determine levels of experience
Optional partner assignment depending on experience levels
  • Environment Discussion - 1 Hrs
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VDI-in-a-Box
Welcome
Virtualization in IT
Virtual Network Diagram
NETLAB+ environment
Workgroup vs. Active Directory
  • Short break - 15 min.
  • Lab Elements and Reservations - 1.25 Hrs
VMware ESXi, vSphere and Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
NETLAB+ system test (Lab 1 Simulation)
NETLAB+ lab reservations (Lab 2 Simulation)
Start Access (Lab 3 Simulation)

Lunch - 1 Hr.

Afternoon Session (4 Hrs.) 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Management Discussion/ Simulations - 2 Hrs.
VMware vSphere Management (Lab 4 Simulation)
Access VDI-in-a-Box (Lab 5 Simulation)
Hypervisor Grid Configuration (Lab 6 Simulation)
Generate Base Image (Lab 7 Simulation)
Generate Template (Lab 8 Simulation)
Assigning Users (Lab 9 Simulation)
VDI Administration (Lab 10 Simulation)
Establishing Desktop Connections (Lab 11 Simulation)
  • Short break - 15 min.
  • Virtual Session 1 Discussion/ Active Participation- 1.5 Hrs.
NETLAB+ Login and Lab Reservations
VMware vSphere Management
  • NETLAB+ VDI POD Session Termination - 15 min.

Day Two: 7.5 Hrs. Classroom/Lab environment
Morning Session (3.5 Hrs) 8:30 - 12:00
  • Review session - 15 min.
  • Virtual Session 1 Discussion/ Active Participation- 1.5 Hrs.
NETLAB+ Login and Lab Reservations
VMware vSphere Management
Access VDI Manager (VDI-in-a-Box)
Hypervisor Grid Configuration
  • Short break - 15 min.
  • Virtual Session 2 Discussion/ Active Participation - 1.5 Hrs.
Generate a Base Desktop Image
Generate a Template

Lunch - 1 Hr.

Afternoon Session (4 Hrs.) 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Session 2 (con't) Discussion/ Active Participation - 1.5 Hrs.
Assigning Users
Grid Administration
Connecting to Desktops
  • Short Break - 15 min.
  • Virtual Session 3 Discussion/ Assessment - 2 Hrs.
Student Performance Labs 1-11
  • NETLAB+ VDI POD Session Termination - 15 min.

Day Three: 3.5 Hrs. Classroom/Lab environment
Morning Session (3.5 Hrs) 8:30 - 12:00
  • Review session - 15 min.
  • Virtual Session 4 Discussion/ Break-Out Session - 3 Hrs.
Student Performance Labs 1-11
  • NETLAB+ VDI POD Session Termination - 15 min.