Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage

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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.
Schedule
Course Details
28 Jan - 01 Feb, 2018 Riyadh
11 Mar - 15 Mar, 2018 Cairo-Sheraton
15 Apr - 19 Apr, 2018 Riyadh
20 May - 24 May, 2018 Cairo-Sheraton

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January
14 Jan - 18 Jan, 2018 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
15 Jan - 19 Jan, 2018 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Classroom
February
04 Feb - 08 Feb, 2018 Abu Dhabi Public Classroom
05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018 LYON PART DIEU Public Classroom
05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018
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05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018
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05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018 Leeds Public Classroom
12 Feb - 16 Feb, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
19 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018 Madrid Public Classroom
19 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Classroom
19 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018
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26 Feb - 02 Mar, 2018 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
26 Feb - 02 Mar, 2018
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March
05 Mar - 09 Mar, 2018 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
19 Mar - 23 Mar, 2018 Groningen (Helperpark 296) Public Classroom
19 Mar - 23 Mar, 2018 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
19 Mar - 23 Mar, 2018
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25 Mar - 29 Mar, 2018 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
April
09 Apr - 13 Apr, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
09 Apr - 13 Apr, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom
09 Apr - 13 Apr, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
09 Apr - 13 Apr, 2018
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16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2018 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2018
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16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2018 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2018
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16 Apr - 20 Apr, 2018 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
23 Apr - 27 Apr, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
30 Apr - 04 May, 2018 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Classroom
30 Apr - 04 May, 2018 Maastricht (Forum 100) Public Classroom
May
06 May - 10 May, 2018 Abu Dhabi Public Classroom
06 May - 10 May, 2018 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
June
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018 Madrid Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018 LYON PART DIEU Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018
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Virtual and Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018 Leeds Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
04 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training
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18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
24 Jun - 28 Jun, 2018 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
25 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
25 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual and Classroom
25 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
25 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
25 Jun - 29 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual and Classroom
July
09 Jul - 13 Jul, 2018 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
09 Jul - 13 Jul, 2018
Virtual Training
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09 Jul - 13 Jul, 2018 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Classroom
23 Jul - 27 Jul, 2018 Groningen (Helperpark 296) Public Classroom
30 Jul - 03 Aug, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
August
27 Aug - 31 Aug, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
September
17 Sep - 21 Sep, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
October
01 Oct - 05 Oct, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
01 Oct - 05 Oct, 2018 LYON PART DIEU Public Classroom
November
05 Nov - 09 Nov, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
12 Nov - 16 Nov, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
December
03 Dec - 07 Dec, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom

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