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

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

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Course ID: B4404

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

This course has been designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. The course builds on your existing ability to install, configure, and manage VMware Horizon® 7. Specifically, students will learn how to:

  • Configure and deploy pools of virtual machines

  • Manage the access and security of the machines

  • Provide a customized desktop environment to end users.   

+ Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at IT professionals with a technical background, who are responsible for the delivery of remote and/or virtual desktop services. Students should already possess considerable VMware infrastructure skills, including:

  • Using VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Opening a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server®
  • Creating snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configuring guest customization specifications
  • Convert a virtual machine into a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template

+ Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

Module 1: Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • 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

Module 2: View Connection Server

  • Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
  • Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

Module 3: 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
  • List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

Module 4: 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 template files

Module 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
  • Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
  • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
  • Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
  • Explain the location-based printing feature

Module 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

Module 7: Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  • 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
  • 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 linked-clone management operations
  • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

Module 8: Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Module 9: 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

Module 10: Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway 
  • Compare how Unified Access Gateway and the security server are deployed
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway 
  • Describe the situations in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway with one, two, or three network interfaces

Module 11: Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • List User Environment Manager components 
  • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Identify User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Describe User Environment Manager smart policies

Module 12: 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
  • Use View Composer linked-clone technology and instant-clone technology to automate the build-out of RDSH farms 
  • Describe the default and alternative load-balancing feature for RDS hosts that optimizes placement of sessions

Module 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

Module 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
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases
  • Explain the potential problems if the databases are not synchronized

Module 15: 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
  • Describe the purpose of interpod communication and the View InterPod API
  • Explain how global entitlements can benefit a single-pod environment

 

+ Prerequisites

There are no prequisites for this course.

+ Certifications

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