VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.  

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x]- On Demand.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Horizon 7

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
•  Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
•  Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
•  Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
•  Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
•  Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
•  Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
•  Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
•  Describe how to deploy profile management
•  Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
•  Troubleshoot upgrade issues

Students with an expired VCP6-DTM certification may use this course to qualify for the course requirement for the VCP7-DTM certification
Intended Audience:    Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services
Prerequisites:    Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.
  1. Course Introduction
    • Review course goals
    • Review course objectives
    • Review the course outline
    • Find additional resources after this course

  2. Evolution of VMware Horizon
    • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
    • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
    • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

  3. Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7
    • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
    • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
    • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
    • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

  4. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
    • Describe instant clones
    • 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 7
    • Describe the creation of instant clones
    • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

  5. Managing VMware Horizon Security
    • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
    • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
    • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
    • Explain a direct connection
    • List the advantages of direct connections

  6. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
    • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
    • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
    • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components  
    • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

  7. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
    • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (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 View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
    • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

  8. 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

  9. Troubleshooting an Upgrade
    • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
    • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
    • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
    • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
    • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support