VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0

VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0 Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn 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.

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Intended Audience for this VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0 Course

  • » 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

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Course Prerequisites for VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0

  • » Configure guest customization specifications
  • » Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • » Modify virtual machine properties
  • » Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
  • » Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks

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VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0 Course Objectives

  • » 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

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VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0 Course Outline

      1. Course Introduction
        1. Course goals, objectives, and outline
        2. Additional resources upon completing this course
      2. Introduction to VMware Horizon
        1. Features and benefits of VMware Horizon
        2. Major function of each VMware Horizon component
        3. Use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
      3. View Connection Server
        1. VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
        2. Network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
        3. License VMware Horizon components
        4. Configure View Connection Server
      4. VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops
        1. Process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
        2. Remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
        3. Ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
        4. Configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
        5. Steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
        6. How information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
        7. Hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
        8. View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files
      5. Horizon Client Options
        1. Requirements for a Horizon Client installation
        2. USB redirection and options
        3. Power states for desktops
        4. Compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
        5. Benefits of Virtual Printing
        6. Virtual Printing architecture
        7. Configuration options for Virtual Printing
        8. Location-based printing feature
      6. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines
        1. How an automated pool operates
        2. Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
        3. Outline the steps to create an automated pool
        4. Entitlement of desktops in automated pools
      7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops
        1. VMware linked-clone technology
        2. Why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
        3. System requirements for View Composer
        4. Relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
        5. Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
        6. Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
        7. Compare the linked-clone management operations
        8. Management operations for persistent disks
      8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools
        1. Advantages of instant clones
        2. Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
        3. Requirements of instant clones
        4. Types of instant-clone virtual machines
        5. How folders are used to delegate pool administration
        6. Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
        7. Instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
        8. Creation of instant clones
        9. Set up an automated pool of instant clones
      9. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
        1. Difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
        2. How a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
        3. Relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
        4. Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
        5. How the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
        6. Load-balancing options for RDS hosts
      10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication
        1. Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
        2. purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
        3. TrueSSO single sign-on components
      11. Managing VMware Horizon Security
        1. Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
        2. Benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
        3. Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
        4. Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
        5. A direct connection
        6. Advantages of direct connections
      12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
        1. Use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
        2. User Environment Manager and its architecture
        3. User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
        4. User Environment Manager profile management and its features
        5. 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
        1. How App Volumes works
        2. Features and benefits of App Volumes
        3. Interface elements of App Volumes
        4. Install and configure App Volumes
      14. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
        1. Key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
        2. Purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
        3. Why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
        4. Log locations for each VMware Horizon component
      15. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
        1. Purpose of a replica server
        2. Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
        3. How multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
        4. Best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
        5. How a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

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Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

John B.
John has been an information technology professional for nearly 20 years, utilizing Windows and Linux/UNIX operating environments. For the last seven years, John has focused on Virtualization utilizing a number of platforms, specializing in VMware Virtualization with ESX Server, vCenter and VMware Consolidated Backup.

He has traveled all over the North America working with numerous Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on implementations of VMware Infrastructure/vSphere. With more than 135 successful installations, John has gained experience with a wide variety of environments including all the major hardware vendors and storage providers.

In his work with clients like Siemens, Boeing, Aramark, the State of Connecticut and the City of New York, John has been instrumental in the creation of documentation, training materials, chargeback procedures for the virtual environment, and proof-of-concept analysis. Materials and documentation which John has created are currently being utilized by, literally, hundreds of clients all over the world!

In addition to working with clients on their VMware environments directly, John has also assisted numerous clients pre-virtualization in determining the appropriate path, potential ROI and cost benefit analysis of a VMware virtual environment as compared with physical servers. John understands not only the technical aspects of virtualization but the improved management and Service Agility intrinsic to any virtual environment. His ability to explain that environment in technical and non-technical terms as well has led to successful VMware Infrastructure implementations all over the United States.

John Presently holds the following VMware Certifications:
VCP3, VCP4 #45078

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