Learn Virtualization with VCP Certification

Posted March 26, 2013 by Alice Julia in VMWare

Huge volume of information by the passage of time squeezed in subtle way as we speak. First it required rooms to store few MB of data later it transformed into server machines for processing and storing. But as technologies advance to maximum level it also involved more investment for managing such infrastructure. Virtualization is relatively new term thrown to converttypical physical machine into multiple virtual machines. Prime advantage of virtualization is saving cost and easing management.VCP Certifications is generic virtualization credential offer and managed by VMWare enterprise.There are plenty of VCP certified professional to date, but what if you get something special that stands you out among masses. VCP-DT certification compiled of topics related to desktop management under virtualized environment.


But before opting for VCP510-DT certification one must be well versed in View, ThinApp and Desktop virtualization as well as holding VCP certification prior to attempting this particular one. If you are looking VCP510-DT certification following list of topics and skill set should be well understood:

1 – Installation of View server components

  • Installing View Composer by identifying minimum hardware requirement, composer databases, composer connectivity, Composer services and composer dependencies by using tools like VMware View Administrator, VMware View Installation Guide and VMware View Security Guide
  • Identifying hardware requirement, firewall rules and navigating view server wizard for installation of View Standard Replica Connection Servers using tools like VMware View Administrator, VMware View Installation Guide and VMware View Security guide
  • Installing View Transfer Server by identifying hardware requirement, firewall rules and navigating View connection Server Wizard using tools as VMware View Administrator, VMware View Installation Guide and VMware View Security Guide
  • Installing View Security Server by recognizing hardware, server pairing passwords and installation wizard using same tools as discussed
  • Installing Active directory(AD) by describing AD domain account , permissions , characteristics , groups , GPO templates , OUs(Organizational Units) , kiosk mode client account  and verifying trust relations by using tools as discussed earlier

2 – Configuration of the View environment

  • Configuring View composer after identifying View composer view port settings, domain account for QuickPrep, account domain privileges, trust relations and enabling View Composer under View Administrator and adding domain accounts
  • Configuring view environment by setting composer port, domain accounts for QuickPrep,identification of VMware vCenter Server System, required domain permissions, trustrelations, adding domain accounts
  • Configuring VMware View Event Database by describing purpose of Event Database, minimum hardware requirement, in use database servers (Oracle/SQL), port number, settings and connections
  • Configuring View Standard and Replica Connection Severs by Identifying View Connection Server backup setting, Global Settings, Account connection to vCenter , license settings, modification of Global Policies , external URL configuration settings, general settings, default roles , custom roles , available permissions and using folder in View Connection Server
  • Configuring View Security server by identifying View Connection server backup settings, external URL settings, PCoIP secure gateway, general settings and Security server settings
  • Configuration of View Transfer Servers by identifying Transfer Server repository, vCenter Server and Transfer server virtual machine
  • Configuring display protocol settings (PCoIP/RDP) using Reference GPOtemplates, RP requirement, locating ADM templates,GPO settings, Build to lossless, configuring cache size , monitors , resolutions, flash quality , throttling and software 3D rendering
  • Enabling RSA / Smart Card by using information like importing certificates, turning certificate based authentication on RSA instance and requirement of RSA and Smart Cards
  • Configuring role based administrators by identifying folders requirements, administrator delegations,roles, setting folder permissions, creating administrator roles, folder assigning to users and groups
  • Configuring View Desktops for remote or location based printing by describing ThinPrintarchitecture,ThinPrintServices, Register.dll files, configuring GPO and importing location printing ADM files
  • Configuring Local Mode Environment by describing publish linked clone replica on Transfer Server Repository , configuring and identifying Local Mode policies
  • Configuring Kiosk mode environment by identifying vdm admin and identification mechanism
  • Creation of ThinApp applications and repository
  • Managing user configurations like virtual profile GPOs and View media services for Clipboard Support

3 – Creation and configuration of Pools

  • Using linked clones configuring automated pools
  • Using full clones configuring automated pools
  • Manual pools configuration
  • Configuration Local Mode use
  • Building sources for desk like OS optimization and installing View Agent

4 – Troubleshooting and implementations

  • Composer installation on vCenter Server troubleshooting
  • Event Database troubleshooting
  • Guest OS Database troubleshooting
  • OS Customization troubleshooting
  • Accounts and permissions troubleshooting
  • Connectivity issues between View components troubleshooting
  • PCoIP configuration troubleshooting
  • View server troubleshooting
  • View Persona management troubleshooting

About the Author

Alice Julia

Hey everyone, I’m Alice! By profession I’m an article writer and with this I have validations from Cisco and CompTIA for being a certified professional.


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