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

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Course Description
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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.

This course is also available in an instructor-led format. For more information, select this link: Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0].

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®
  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