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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10] - On Demand

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Course Datasheet
- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days
Overview:
This hands-on course, equivalent to 5 days of training, 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 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.  

This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. For more information, select this link:  VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10].

Product Alignment
•  VMware Horizon 7.10
•  VMware User Environment Manager™ 9.10
•  App Volumes™ Manager 4.0

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
•  Install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™
•  Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
•  Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent
•  Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
•  Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a
   VMware Horizon desktop
•  Configure, manage, and entitle automated pools of full VMs
•  Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops and linked-clone desktops
•  Install and configure View Composer
•  Outline the steps and benefits for using TLS CA signed certificates in VMware Horizon environments
•  Use the role-based delegation to administer a VMware Horizon environment
•  Configure secure access to VMware Horizon desktops
•  Understand and create Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
•  Install and configure App Volumes to deliver and manage applications
•  Deploy VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™ for user and application management
•  Install and configure a Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) server for managing JMP components
•  Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Smart Policies
•  Use the command-line tools available in VMware Horizon to back up and restore the required VMware
   Horizon databases
•  Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment
•  Identify the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments
 
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 user 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
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to VMware Horizon
•  Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
•  Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon
•  Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
•  Convert customer requirements to use case attributes

3  Horizon Connection Server
•  Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
•  Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
•  Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a Horizon® Connection ServerTM instance

4  VMware Horizon Desktops
•  Outline the process and choices to set up Windows VMware Horizon VMs
•  Assign vCPUs and RAM to Windows VMs
•  Create Windows VMs
•  Configure VMware ESXiTM host virtual switches
•  Optimize the performance of Windows VMs

5  VMware Horizon Pools
•  Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
•  List the steps to add desktops to the Horizon Connection Server inventory
•  Define user entitlement

6  VMware Horizon Client Options
•  Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation on a Windows system
•  Explain USB redirection and options
•  Describe the shared folders option
•  Describe the different clients and their benefits

7  Creating Automated Desktop Pools
•  Describe how an automated pool operates
•  Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
•  Outline the steps to create an automated pool

8  Configuring and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
•  Describe VMware linked-clone technology
•  Explain why both a parent VM and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
•  Outline the system requirements for View Composer

9  Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
•  Describe instant clones
•  List the advantages of instant clones
•  Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones

10  VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
•  Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports

11  Managing VMware Horizon Security
•  Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
•  Identify the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM in the DMZ
•  Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
•  Describe a direct connection in a VMware Horizon environment
•  List the advantages of direct connections
•  Describe how direct connections are enabled

12  Profile Management Using Dynamic Environment Manager
•  Identify the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
•  Prepare infrastructure for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
•  Outline the steps that are required to install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
   components
•  Manage user personalization and application configurations using the VMware Dynamic Environment
   Manager management console and application profiler

13  Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
•  Explain the difference between an RDS Desktop pool and an automated pool
•  Access a single application by using the RDS Application pool
•  Compare and contrast an RD Session Host pool, a farm, and an application pool
•  Create an RDS Desktop pool and an application pool

14  Provisioning and Managing Application Using App Volumes
•  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  Just-in-Time Management Platform and VMware Horizon
•  Identify the benefits of Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP)
•  List the JMP and Horizon 7 components
•  Install and configure a JMP server
•  Identify App Volumes deployment considerations
•  Identify VMware Dynamic Environment Manager deployment considerations

16  Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
•  Describe key Horizon 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
•  Explain why you limit the domains that Horizon Connection Server displays to users as they attempt to
   authenticate
•  Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
•  Collect Horizon Client and Horizon Agent log files

17  VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
•  Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
•  Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
•  Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
•  List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
•  Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance