Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online
- Length: 4 Days
This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon™ View™ component of VMware Horizon™. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. View includes: VMware View® Manager™, VMware View® Composer™, and View security server. This course is based on the Horizon 6 release.
Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:
•  Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine from a template.
•  Modify a vCenter Server customization specification.
•  Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system.

Americas: See Live Online class schedule delivered by Fast Lane, Global Knowledge  or New Horizons.

Objectives:    •  Identify View components
•  Install and configure View Connection Server
•  Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
•  Configure and manage VMware Horizon™ Client™ systems
•  Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
•  Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
•  Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
•  Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
•  Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
•  Configure secure access to View desktops
•  Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
•  Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment
Intended Audience:    System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure
Prerequisites:    •  Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
•  Experience with VMware vSphere®
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  Introduction to Horizon and View
•  Overview of Horizon 6
•  Introduce View features and components
3  View Connection Server
•  Install and configure View Connection Server
•  Configure View events database and syslog server
4  View Desktops
•  Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
•  Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
•  Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
•  Install Horizon™ View Agent™ in a template
•  Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
5  Horizon Client Options
•  Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
•  Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
•  Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client
6  Creating and Managing Automated Pools
•  Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
•  Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
•  Compare storage options, including VMware® Virtual SAN™
7  Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
•  Overview of View Composer operations
•  Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
•  Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
•  Manage linked-clone desktops
•  Manage persistent disks
8  Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools
•  Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
•  Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
•  Deploy and provision RDS application pools
•  Mange application pools
9  Using View Administrator
•  Configure the View environment
•  Compare authentication options for desktop access
•  Manage users, sessions, and policies
•  Implement role-based delegated administration
•  Monitor the View environment
10  Managing View Security
•  Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
•  Configure the View security server
11  View Persona Management
•  Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
•  Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
•  Configure a View Persona Management deployment
•  Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment
12  Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
•  Introduce the vdmadmin utility
•  Describe client systems in kiosk mode
•  Back up the View databases
•  Restore the View databases
13  View Performance and Scalability
•  Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
•  Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
•  Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments