VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage(V7)

5 Days

Description

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

  • 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

Who Should Attend

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

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
September 25, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 02, 2017

$4,195.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 09, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    9:30am EST - 5:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 16, 2017

$4,195.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 23, 2017

$4,195.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$4,195.00
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Private Training Available
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Course Overview

  • 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

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
September 25, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 02, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 09, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    9:30am EST - 5:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 16, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 23, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

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

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
September 25, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 02, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 09, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    9:30am EST - 5:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 16, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 23, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$4,195.00
5 Days    8:30am EST - 4:30pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date