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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

Gain hand-on experience using VMware Horizon 7.

GK# 4534

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage VMware Horizon. You will gain practical experience through the completion of hands-on labs. 

Prior to obtaining the VCP6-DTM certification, candidates must attend an authorized VMware training course. This course satisfies that training requirement.

What You'll Learn

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  • 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

Outline

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1. Course Introduction

  • Course goals, objectives, and outline
  • Additional resources upon completing this course

2. Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Major function of each VMware Horizon component
  • Use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

3. View Connection Server

  • VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
  • Network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

4. VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

  • Process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
  • Remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  • Configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
  • Steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • How information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
  • Hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  • View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

5. Horizon Client Options

  • Requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • USB redirection and options
  • Power states for desktops
  • Compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • Benefits of Virtual Printing
  • Virtual Printing architecture
  • Configuration options for Virtual Printing
  • Location-based printing feature

6. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  • How an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Entitlement of desktops in automated pools

7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

  • VMware linked-clone technology
  • Why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • System requirements for View Composer
  • Relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
  • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
  • Compare the linked-clone management operations
  • Management operations for persistent disks

8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

  • Advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Requirements of instant clones
  • Types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • How folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

9. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • How a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • How the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Load-balancing options for RDS hosts

10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • TrueSSO single sign-on components

11. Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • A direct connection
  • Advantages of direct connections

12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Use the User Environment Manager management console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

13. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

  • How App Volumes works
  • Features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Interface elements of App Volumes
  • Install and configure App Volumes

14. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • Key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
  • Purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
  • Why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Log locations for each VMware Horizon component

15. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

  • Purpose of a replica server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • How multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • Best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • How a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

Prerequisites

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Attendees should possess 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

Who Should Attend

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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

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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