Virtualization - Course Details

AS:SO AppSense: Specialist Overview

Virtualization Course Description:
In this two-day instructor-led course, you will learn the necessary techniques to work with AppSense Environment Manager in enterprise environments, including installation, performing advanced configuration, and monitoring user virtualization solutions. You will quickly become familiar with the two components of AppSense Environment Manager: policy and personalization. This course prepares administrators to perform AppSense Environment Manager installations and advanced administrative tasks, and it helps prepare you for the AppSense Specialist exam (APP-200).
Virtualization Course Duration:
2 DAYS
Virtualization Course Target Audience:
IT professionals, senior consultants, and senior systems administrators who wish to become AppSense consultants and who are interested in configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and monitoring AppSense Environment Manager in enterprise environments or taking exams to prove his or her knowledge/skills/experience related to AppSense technologies
Virtualization Course Prerequisite:
Microsoft Windows administrative skills, including:Understanding of user profiles (v1 and v2),Understanding of networking,Understanding of Windows operating systems,Understanding of the registry,Understanding of security best practices,Hands-on experience with:IIS,SQL,Windows Registry settings
Course Content:

  • 1. AppSense User Virtualization Platform

    • Role of CCA with AppSense Management Center in the context of EM
    • N-Tier architecture solution
    • Importance of underlying technologies on performance of uservirtualization
    • Areas underlying technologies can impact user virtualization
    • The role of each component in the AppSense Environment Manager three-tierarchitecture

  • 2. Endpoint Components

    • Stand-alone vs. enterprise installations
    • Examine the boot sequence and identify the EM services in the sequence ofevents
    • Testing PVC injection into managed applications
    • Examining the aemp file

  • 3. AppSense Environment Manager: Policy

    • Relate the basic components of a policy configuration
    • Navigating the AppSense Environment Manager console
    • Creating and configuring an AppSense Environment Manager Configuration,including:
      • Triggers
      • Nodes
      • Conditions
      • Actions
    • Lockdown and self-heal functionality

  • 4. AppSense Environment Manager: Personalization

    • Policy vs. personalization
    • Compare and contrast desktop settings and session data
    • Plan for personalization of MS Office applications using applicationgroups
    • Analyze and create archives of personalization data from the AppSenseEnvironment Manager console

  • 5. Configuration Assistant

    • Enable data collection for the configuration assistant
    • Use the configuration assistant to analyze collected data and producereports to enable correct configuration of personalization

  • 6. Upgrades and Migration

    • Migration options provided by AppSense
    • Upgrade considerations
    • Types of data that should/should not be stored in personalization
    • New tools available to aid migrations

  • 7. Troubleshooting and Debugging

    • Using the logging tools
    • Using the server configuration utility to troubleshoot
    • Test end-to-end communication
    • Ensure correct design, deployment, and application of configuration files
    • Monitoring and auditing
    • Using the AppSense support script

  • Lab 3: Environment Manager

    • Create a Policy Configuration
    • User Personalization
    • Testing User Personalization
    • Analyze Personalization
    • Testing Personalization Rollback

  • Lab 4: Application Manager

    • Configure General Features
    • Configure Rules and Signature Groups
    • Configure Network Connection Groups
    • Set Up and Configure Endpoint Analysis
    • Configure and Use Rules Analyzer

  • Lab 5: Performance Manager

    • Test Your Environment without Performance Manager
    • Configure Feature Options
    • Configure Global Resources
    • Test Your Environment with Performance Manager
    • Configure Application Group
    • Configure Resource Planning
    • Test Agent Configuration
    • Configure Statistics Strategy
    • Copy Statistics Files
    • View Statistics