VMware Horizon 7 Fundamentals

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 3.5 Hours
This course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the VMware Horizons portfolio. It discusses some of the key features and benefits of the portfolio whilst exploring the components and architecture of Horizon 7.

This course also describes the features of the Horizon Desktop, the Horizon Agent and Horizon Client, before demonstrating how to login and navigate the features and functionality of Horizon Administrator.

Objectives:    At the end of this course, you should be able to:

-  Diagram the Horizon architecture
-  Discuss the key benefits and features and use cases of Horizon 7
-  List and explain the Horizon 7 components
-  Describe the key Horizon capabilities
-  Describe the High End graphics and display protocol options of Horizon 7
-  Describe the purpose of the Horizon Agent and Horizon Client
-  Differentiate Instant clones from Linked clones
-  Demonstrate how to log in, navigate and perform administration tasks in the Horizon Administrator interface
Outline:    This course consists of 4 Modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Horizon provides an overview of the Horizon 7 Architecture and discusses the key benefits, features and use cases. This module also lists and explains the various Horizon 7 components.

Module 2: Horizon Desktops covers the steps for configuring virtual machines as desktops and how to install and configure the Horizon Client. The module also describes the capabilities of Blast Extreme, and compares Instant Clones to Horizon Composer Clones.

Module 3: Horizon Client Options outlines the process and choices to setup vCenter Server managed desktops. It also covers how to install and configure the Horizon Client, how to configure Horizon on Thin clients and how to setup and configure virtual printing.

Module 4: Working with Horizon Administrator demonstrates how to login and navigate the Horizon Administrator interface and carry out administration tasks in relation to creating an automated pool and how to provision and manage applications with App volumes. It also lists the steps for using and creating application pools.

Module 1: Introduction to VMware Horizon
Module Objectives
The Desktop Dilemma: User Freedom vs. IT Control
VMware Horizon Portfolio
Introducing Horizon 7
Introducing Horizon Air
Introducing Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode
Introducing VMware Horizon FLEX
Advantages of VMware Horizon 7
Key Features and Benefits
Anytime, Anywhere Access using VMware Workspace ONE
Components of Workspace ONE
VMware Identity Manager
True SSO
VMware App Volumes
VMware User Environment Manager
Horizon Smart Policies
Introducing Blast Extreme
Blast Extreme Performance for Great User Experience
Dynamic and Adaptive Experience
Seamless End-User Experience
Optimize End-User Productivity
Flexible Provisioning
Instant Clone Technology
Cloud Pod Architecture
Cloud Pod Architecture Topology
Streamline Image and Application Management
Networking Security for Virtual Desktops and Apps
Leverage and Extend Management Tools
Move to the Software Defined Datacenter
Virtual SAN
Virtual SAN and VMware Horizon
Deliver Business Agility
Horizon User Types
Horizon Use Cases
Additional Horizon Use Cases
What is Horizon?
Horizon Connection Server
Security Server
Access Point
Enrollment Server
Horizon Composer
Key Concepts
Horizon Agent
Horizon Agent Feature Summary
Horizon Client User Interface
VMware ThinApp Solution
Virtual Printing
Review Module Objectives

Module 2: Horizon Desktops
Horizon Desktops
Module Objectives
Configuring Desktops
Creating a Windows Virtual Machine
Microsoft Volume Activation
Disable Power Options
vCenter Server Resource Pools
Creating a Linux Virtual Machine
High End Graphics Options
Blast Extreme
PCoIP Display Protocol
Remote Desktop Protocol
Enabling Remote Access
Preparing Virtual Desktops for Horizon Agent
Installing Horizon Agent
Custom Setup
Types of Horizon Pools
Dedicated and Floating-Assignment Desktops
Instant Clone Desktop Pools
Instant Clone Components
Preparing VM for Instant Clone Deployment
Linked Clones (Composer Clones)
Instant Clones vs Composer Clones
Composer vs. Instant Clone Provision Comparison
Limitations of Instant Clones
Remote Display Protocol
Remote Display Protocol - 3D Rendering
Storage Optimization: Virtual SAN
vCenter Server VM and Resource Settings
ClonePrep Guest Customization
Review of Module Objectives

Module 3: Horizon Client Options
Horizon Client Options
Module Objectives
Horizon Client Options
Installing the Horizon Client
Custom Options
Optional Default Horizon Connection Server
Default Login Behavior
Configure Shortcuts
Before Using the Client
Connect to the Horizon Connection Server
Horizon Client SSL Configuration
Entering User Credentials
Biometric Authentication
Selecting a Desktop and Display Option
Unlocking Windows Firewall
Login Successful
Menu Bar
USB Device Status Examples
Session Disconnect
Blass Extreme Overview
Flexible Display Support
PCoIP Optimization Controls
Horizon Client for Mac OS X
Horizon Web Portal
Flash Redirection
URL Content Redirection
Unified communications support
Horizon and Microsoft Skype for Business
HTML Access to Horizon Desktops
Configure Secure HTML Access
Thin Client
Zero Client
Compatible Thin Clients
Virtual Printing Feature
Virtual Printing Architecture
Functions at the Desktop and Client Systems
Installation of Virtual Printing Feature
Reinstalling on the Client Machine
Location-Based Printing
Review of Module Objectives

Module 4: Working with Horizon Administrator
Working with Horizon Administrator
Module Objectives
Navigating Horizon Administrator
Server Tabs
Sorting and Resizing Columns
Users and Groups Page
Summary Tab for a Selected Group
Entitlements Tab for a Selected Group
Summary Tab for a Selected User
Persistent Disk Details for a User
Sessions Tab for a User
Global Policies
Policies at the Pool Level
Overriding Pool Policies
User Assignment to a Desktop
Desktops in a Pool
Add a Desktop Pool Slide
Select User Assignment for Desktops
Select vCenter Server System
Enter Pool Identification Parameters
Provisioning Settings
Specifying Names Manually
vCenter Server Settings
Select a Template
Select the Virtual Machine Folder
Select a Host or Cluster
Select a Resource Pool
Select Datastores
Select the Customization
Ready to Complete Summary
Entitle the Desktops in the Pool
New Desktop Available to Horizon Client
Remote Desktop Sessions Hosts
Setting up an RDS Host
Create a Farm
RDS Client Access License (CAL) Management
Creating Application Pools
App Volumes Installation
Installing App Volumes Manager
Configuring App Volumes Manager
Installing the App Volumes Agent
Creating and Assigning AppStacks
Assigning an AppStack to an Archive Directory Object
Review of Module Objectives