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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] - On Demand


- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days


This hands-on course, equivalent to five-days of training, gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7
  • User Environment Manager 9.5
  • App Volumes Manager 2.15
  • Objectives

      Objectives: By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
    • Identify VMware Horizon components
    • Install and configure View Connection Server
    • Install and configure virtual desktops
    • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
    • Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
    • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
    • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops
    • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
    • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
    • Use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment
    • Configure secure access to virtual desktops
    • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
    • Describe steps to deploy profile management
    • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
    • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

    Intended Audience:

    Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services


    Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:

    • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
    • Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
    • Create snapshots of virtual machines
    • Configure guest customization specifications
    • Modify virtual machine properties
    • Convert a virtual machine into a template
    • Deploy a virtual machine from a template

    Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

    • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
    • Restrict users’ activities by implementing Group Policy objects
    • Configure Windows systems to allow Remote Desktop Connections
    • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database


    Course Introduction

    • Review course goals
    • Review course objectives
    • Review the course outline

    Introduction to VMware Horizons

    • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
    • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
    • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

    View Connection Server

    • Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
    • License VMware Horizon components
    • Configure View Connection Server
    • Use the dashboard to quickly focus on the details of a problem
    • Identify the benefits of using the VMware Horizon Help Desk tool

    VMware Horizon Desktops

    • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machines
    • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
    • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

    VMware Horizon Desktop Pools

    • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
    • List the steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventory
    • Define desktop entitlement
    • Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
    • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
    • List the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

    Horizon Client Options

    • Enlist the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
    • Install Horizon Client and connect to a virtual desktop
    • Explain USB redirection and options
    • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
    • Configure Virtual Printing for location-based printing

    Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

    • Recognize how an automated pool operates
    • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
    • Outline the steps to create an automated pool

    Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

    • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
    • Enlist the system requirements for View Composer
    • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
    • Outline the steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clones
    • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
    • Compare the recompose, refresh, and rebalance management operations for linked clones
    • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

    Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

    • Identify the advantages of instant clones
    • Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones
    • Identify the types of instant-clone virtual machines
    • Enlist the requirements of instant clones
    • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
    • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
    • Update the image of an instant clone desktop pool using the push-image operation

    VMware Horizon Authentication

    • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
    • Explain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon
    • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and a custom role
    • List some of the best practices for configuring Horizon administrators
    • Configure Horizon Server to use a new TLS Certificate

    Managing VMware Horizon Security

    • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
    • Compare the benefits of using either the VMware Horizon security server or VMware Access Point™ in the DMZ
    • List the advantages of direct connections
    • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
    • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
    • Configure a Unified Access Gateway appliance

    Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

    • Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
    • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure User Environment Manager components
    • Manage user personalization using the User Environment Manager management console
    • Install User Environment Manager
    • Describe User Environment Manager smart policies

    Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

    • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
    • Access a single application by using the RDS application pool
    • Compare and contrast an RDSH pool, a farm, and an application pool
    • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
    • Identify the load-balancing options for Remote Desktop Session Hosts

    Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

    • Explain how App Volumes works
    • Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
    • Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
    • Install and configure App Volumes

    JMP and Horizon 7 Overview

    • Identify the benefits of JMP
    • Enlist the JMP and Horizon 7 components
    • Identify JMP deployment considerations
    • Install and configure JMP Server

    Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

    • Describe key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
    • Explain the purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
    • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
    • Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases

    VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

    • Describe the purpose of a replica server
    • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
    • Describe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments
    • Establish a session with a desktop machine in a different pod by logging in to a local View Connection Server instance
    • Create global entitlements for accessing Horizon Desktops

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