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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] (H7ICM77)

 

Course Content

This five-day, hands-on 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 learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7.7
  • User Environment Manager 9.5
  • App Volumes Manager 2.15

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

Prerequisites

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 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 enable Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Course 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® ClientTM 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
  • Identify the benefits of JMP architecture
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

Outline: VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] (H7ICM77)

1 Course Introduction

2 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

3 View Connection Server

  • Identify the system and virtualization requirements for a View Connection server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server
  • Use the dashboard to quickly focus on the details of a problem
  • Identify the benefits of using the VMware Horizon Help Desk tool

4 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
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

5 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 Horizon users
  • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  • List the Horizon Group Policy administrative template files

6 Horizon Client Options

  • Enlist the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • Install Horizon Client and connect to a virtual desktop
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • Configure Virtual Printing for location-based printing

7 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

8 Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  • Enlist the system requirements for View Composer
  • Outline the steps to install View Composer
  • 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 recompose, refresh, and rebalance management operations for linked clones
  • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones
  • Identify the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Enlist the requirements of instant clones
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
  • Update the image of an instant clone desktop pool using the push-image operation

10 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
  • Configure Horizon Server to use a new TLS Certificate

11 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
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • Configure a Unified Access Gateway appliance

12 Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure User Environment Manager components
  • Manage user personalization using the User Environment Manager management console
  • Install User Environment Manager
  • Describe User Environment Manager smart policies

13 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Compare and contrast an RDSH pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Identify the load-balancing options for Remote Desktop Session Hosts

14 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

15 JMP and Horizon 7 Overview

  • Identify the benefits of JMP
  • Enlist the JMP and Horizon 7 components
  • Identify JMP deployment considerations
  • Install and configure JMP Server

16 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

17 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
  • Establish a session with a desktop machine in a different pod by logging in to a local View Connection Server instance
  • Create global entitlements for accessing Horizon Desktops
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Duration 5 days

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  • United States: US$ 4,250
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