Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage

Course information
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Day(s): 5
Course Code: VMHICM

Overview

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.

Pre-Requisites

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

Content

Course Introduction

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

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

View Connection Server

  • Identify the types of servers associated with VMware Horizon
  • Access VMware Horizon
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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 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

Target Audience

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

Other Delivery Methods

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Schedule
Course Details
16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village
Guaranteed Event 07 May - 11 May, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village
Guaranteed Event 07 May - 11 May, 2017
Virtual Training
14 May - 18 May, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village
21 May - 25 May, 2017 Riyadh
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2017 Cairo-Sheraton
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training

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All course dates
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April
Guaranteed Event 10 Apr - 14 Apr, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
Guaranteed Event 10 Apr - 14 Apr, 2017
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18 Apr - 21 Apr, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
18 Apr - 21 Apr, 2017
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18 Apr - 21 Apr, 2017 Birmingham Public Classroom
24 Apr - 28 Apr, 2017 Madrid Public Classroom
May
29 May - 02 Jun, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
29 May - 02 Jun, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
Guaranteed Event 29 May - 02 Jun, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
Guaranteed Event 29 May - 02 Jun, 2017
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29 May - 02 Jun, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
June
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2017 Cairo-Sheraton Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2017
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12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017
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12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017
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12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017
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12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2017 Leeds Public Classroom
19 Jun - 23 Jun, 2017 Madrid Public Classroom
19 Jun - 23 Jun, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
19 Jun - 23 Jun, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
26 Jun - 30 Jun, 2017 Drachten (Amperelaan 1c) Public Classroom
July
03 Jul - 07 Jul, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
03 Jul - 07 Jul, 2017
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03 Jul - 07 Jul, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
17 Jul - 21 Jul, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
August
07 Aug - 11 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
07 Aug - 11 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
07 Aug - 11 Aug, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
07 Aug - 11 Aug, 2017
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07 Aug - 11 Aug, 2017 Manchester Public Classroom
14 Aug - 18 Aug, 2017 Rotterdam (Barbizonlaan 25) Public Classroom
September
11 Sep - 15 Sep, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual and Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
18 Sep - 22 Sep, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
October
02 Oct - 06 Oct, 2017 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Classroom
09 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
09 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017 Leeds Public Classroom
16 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Classroom
16 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017
Virtual Training
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16 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
23 Oct - 27 Oct, 2017 Drachten (Amperelaan 1c) Public Classroom
November
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual and Classroom
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
20 Nov - 24 Nov, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
December
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual and Classroom
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017 Southampton Public Classroom

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