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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.3]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
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 will 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

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® 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


Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
•  VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM)
 
Intended Audience:    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
 
Outline:   
  1. Course Introduction
    • Review course goals
    • Review course objectives
    • Review the course outline
    • Find additional resources after this course

  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 VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
    • Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
    • License VMware Horizon components
    • Configure View Connection Server

  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
    • List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
    • 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 View users
    • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
    • List the View Group Policy administrative template files

  6. Horizon Client Options
    • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
    • Explain USB redirection and options
    • Describe the power states for desktops
    • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
    • Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
    • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
    • Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
    • Explain the location-based printing feature

  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
    • Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

  8. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
    • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
    • Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
    • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
    • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
    • 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 linked-clone management operations
    • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

  9. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
    • Identify the advantages of instant clones
    • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
    • Identify the requirements of instant clones
    • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
    • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
    • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
    • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon
    • Describe the creation of instant clones
    • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

  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

  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
    • Explain a direct connection
    • List the advantages of direct connections
    • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
    • Compare how Unified Access Gateway and the security server are deployed
    • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
    • Describe the situations in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway with one, two, or three network interfaces

  12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
    • Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
    • List User Environment Manager components
    • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
    • Identify User Environment Manager profile management and its features
    • 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
    • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
    • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
    • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
    • Explain how the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
    • Use View Composer linked-clone technology and instant-clone technology to automate the build-out of RDSH farms
    • Describe the default and alternative load-balancing feature for RDS hosts that optimizes placement of sessions

  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. 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
    • Explain the potential problems if the databases are not synchronized

  16. 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
    • Describe the purpose of interpod communication and the View InterPod API
    • Explain how global entitlements can benefit a single-pod environment