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VMware Horizon 7: Install Configure Manage [V7.3]



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

You Will Learn How To

  • 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 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

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • 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 have at a minimum 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

    Learning Tree Training Vouchers cannot be used to pay for the tuition fee for this course.

    This course is delivered by a Learning Tree approved training partner.

Course Outline

  • 1 Course Introduction
  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course
  • 2 Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Identify the purpose of a virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
  • 3 View Connection Server
  • Identify the types of servers associated with VMware Horizon
  • Access VMware Horizon
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server
  • 4 VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops
  • Outline the process and choices to set up VDI virtual machines
  • Assign virtual CPUs and RAM
  • Create Windows 7, Windows 8.x, or Windows 10 virtual machines
  • Configure VMware ESXi™ host virtual switches
  • Optimize the performance of virtual machines
  • 5 Horizon Client Options
  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Describe the power states for desktops
  • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • 6 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
  • Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools
  • 7 Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops
  • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  • Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • 8 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Configure the additional steps that are required for instant clones
  • 9 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Explain how the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts
  • 10 Advanced VMware Horizon Features
  • Describe the purpose of Horizon Administrator
  • Describe the objects that can be configured in the Horizon Configuration pages, such as servers, administrators, and global settings
  • Explain how restricted entitlements can be used to control a user's access to pools
  • Compare the authentication and security options that View Connection Server supports
  • 11 Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • 12 Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Prepare the infrastructure for User Environment Manager
  • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure the User Environment Manager components
  • Use User Environment Manager nanagement console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • 13 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
  • 14 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
  • Explain why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • 15 VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance
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