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VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
vFlex-ILT Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
Overview:
This two-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™ and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.      

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration - On Demand.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Horizon 8 V2006

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
•  Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment.
•  Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8.
•  Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon.
•  Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8.
•  Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8.
•  Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

Certifications
VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration is the second half of a two-course requirement for the following certification:
•  VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020).

VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management satisfies the first requirement. The courses are also available as a single, bundled offering, VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage, which meets the certification requirement on its own.
 
Intended Audience:    Administrators and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and administration of an organization's end-user computing infrastructure.
 
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  Horizon Connection Server
•  Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
•  Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
•  Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
•  Configure Horizon event database
•  Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
•  Discuss the ADAM database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation

3  Authentication and Certificates
•  Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
•  Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
•  Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
•  Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
•  Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
•  Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
•  Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment

4  Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application Management
•  Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
•  Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
•  Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
•  Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
•  Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
•  Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
•  Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

5  Horizon Protocols
•  Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
•  Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
•  Describe BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations

6  Graphic Cards
•  Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
•  Compare vSGA and vDGA
•  List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a VMware Horizon environment

7  Horizon Scalability
•  Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
•  Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
•  Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication and VIPA
•  Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options

8  Horizon Security
•  Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
•  Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
•  Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
•  List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
•  List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
•  Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three
   network interfaces