VMware Certified Professional 6 — Desktop and Mobility Exam

Exam Number: 2V0-651 Duration: 120 Minutes
Associated Certification: VCP6-DTM Number of Questions: 85
Exam Product: Horizon 6 (with View) Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6] Validated Against: Horizon 6 (with View)
Exam Price: $250 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English, Japanese
First Available Appointment: 30 August 2015 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Proctored
Exam Information Last Updated: 28 January 2016

This exam tests your skills and abilities implementing, installing, and configuring a VMware Horizon with View™ 6.x environment deployed on a VMware vSphere implementation.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Install Horizon (with View) Server Components
+ Objective 1.1: Describe and differentiate between component functions and features
  • Describe hardware and software requirements for installation
  • Explain functionality of the following components:
    • Connection server
    • View Composer
    • Replication server
    • Security server
  • Describe the Horizon View agent
  • Differentiate Horizon View client access options
+ Objective 1.2: Install Horizon (with View) Composer Server
  • Explain Horizon View Composer database and connectivity
  • Describe View Composer service and dependencies
  • Navigate the Horizon View Composer installation wizard
  • Determine when to install Horizon View Composer in stand-alone mode
+ Objective 1.3: Install Horizon (with View) Connection Server
  • Determine required firewall rules
  • Install Horizon View Connection servers
  • Differentiate between standard and replica servers
+ Objective 1.4: Install Horizon (with View) Security Server
  • Determine required firewall rules
  • Configure Horizon View security server pairing
  • Navigate the View Connection server installation wizard
+ Objective 1.5: Prepare Environment for Horizon (with View)
  • Explain characteristics of required Active Directory domain accounts, groups, and permissions
  • Identify and describe the Group Policy Object template files
  • Describe Organizational Units for machine accounts
  • Verify trust relationships
  • Describe DHCP requirements for Horizon View desktops
+ Objective 1.6: Install, Configure and Manage vRealize Operations Manager For Horizon
  • Describe software requirements for vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View
  • Create an instance of the vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View adapter
  • Install and configure a Horizon Broker agent
  • Reference View dashboards and reports
+ Section 2: Configure a Horizon (with View) Environment
+ Objective 2.1: Configure Horizon (with View) Composer
  • Describe default port settings for View Composer
  • Determine domain accounts used for QuickPrep
  • Determine the vCenter™ Server host system
  • Identify necessary account domain permissions and domain trust relationships
  • Enable View Composer from View Administrator and add domain account(s)
+ Objective 2.2: Configure Horizon (with View)
  • Explain the purpose of and configure the Events database
  • Enable Horizon View Storage Accelerator
  • Configure and modify Horizon View global settings
  • Modify Horizon View security server settings
  • Describe virtual printing services and architecture
  • Enable disk space reclamation
  • Configure the following:
    • SSL
    • Syslog server
    • External URL settings
    • Default roles
    • Custom roles
    • Required permissions
    • Display protocol settings
    • Location aware printing
    • Profile store for Persona management
    • Virtual profile group policies
+ Objective 2.3: Configure PCoIP/RDP Protocol Settings
  • Configure HTML access
  • Describe protocol requirements
  • Locate ADM template files
  • Explain GPO settings
  • Configure flash quality and throttling
  • Configure 3D rendering capabilities
+ Objective 2.4: Configure and Manage Security in Horizon (with View)
  • Import certificates
  • Enable certificate-based authentication
  • Identify authentication requirements for RSA, Smart Cards, and RADIUS
  • Configure SAML authenticator
  • Create Horizon View access groups for delegated administration and roles
  • Create and assign delegated administrative roles
  • Configure clipboard redirection
+ Objective 2.5: Create ThinApp applications and a ThinApp repository
  • Create VMware ThinApp applications
  • Create file shares
  • Assign permissions to the file shares
  • Verify MSI streaming settings in the package.ini files
  • Determine necessary VMware ThinApp package components to put on the share
  • Assign VMware ThinApp applications to pools
+ Objective 2.6: Configure Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture
  • Enable and configure a multi-site/pod deployment
  • Configure global/user entitlements
  • Configure home sites
+ Section 3: Create and Configure Pools
+ Objective 3.1: Configure Automated Pools using linked clones
  • Identify floating vs. dedicated assignments
  • Identify and configure the following:
    • Optional disk settings
    • Pool settings
    • 3D renderer
    • Provisioning settings
    • Base image and snapshots
    • vCenter Server resource settings
    • Advanced storage settings
    • Guest customization settings (e.g., QuickPrep, Sysprep)
+ Objective 3.2: Configure Automated Pools using full clones
  • Identify floating vs. dedicated assignments
  • Identify and configure the following:
    • Pool settings
    • 3D renderer
    • Provisioning settings
    • Templates
    • vCenter Server resource settings
    • Advanced storage settings
    • Guest customization settings
+ Objective 3.3: Configure Manual Pools
  • Determine and configure pool settings
  • Describe and configure desktop sources
  • Given a scenario, manually configure pool resources
+ Objective 3.4: Build and Customize Desktop Images
  • Perform OS optimizations
  • Perform installation of View Agent and VMware Tools
  • Configure virtual machine hardware
  • Create and manage snapshots
  • Create customization specifications
+ Objective 3.5: Configure RDSH (Remote Desktop Session Host) Application Pools
  • Configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS) farms
  • Configure RDS desktop settings
  • Given a scenario, configure and edit application pool settings
+ Section 4: Troubleshooting Horizon (with View)
+ Objective 4.1: Troubleshoot Desktop Imaging Issues
  • Troubleshoot problems with Quickprep/Sysprep
  • Determine appropriate stems needed to remedy template issues
  • Given a scenario, remedy end user access issues
+ Objective 4.2: Troubleshoot Account and Permissions
  • Troubleshoot issues with user accounts
  • Remedy entitlement issues
  • Given a scenario identify and remedy permission issues
+ Objective 4.3: Troubleshoot connectivity between Horizon (with View) components
  • Troubleshoot Horizon View client connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot Horizon View client protocol connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot desktop connectivity issues
  • Generate and analyze log bundles
+ Objective 4.4: Troubleshoot PCoIP Configuration
  • Monitor PCoIP session statistics
  • Troubleshoot network packet loss and performance issues
  • Optimize visual settings
+ Section 5: Install, Configure, and Manage VMware Mirage
+ Objective 5.1: Install and Configure VMware Mirage Components
  • Identify firewall requirements for VMware Mirage
  • Install VMware Mirage Management server and console
  • Install VMware Mirage Web Manager
  • Install VMware Mirage server
  • Install VMware Mirage Gateway server
  • Install and configure file portal
  • Configure the following:
    • Branch Reflector
    • Role-based delegations
    • Driver library and profiles
    • SSL
    • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
    • Storage volumes
+ Objective 5.2: Manage Layers
  • Capture and update the App and Base layers
  • Assign Base and App layers
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate layer configuration to meet the customer requirements
+ Objective 5.3: Manage Endpoints
  • Create and manage upload policies
  • Restore snapshots
  • Create, manage, and archive collections
  • Install the Mirage Client
  • Migrate and centralize endpoints
+ Section 6: Install, Configure, and Manage VMware Workspace Portal
+ Objective 6.1: Install VMware Workspace Portal
  • Describe minimum hardware and software requirements
  • Determine firewall requirements
  • Understand forward and reverse DNS requirements for VMware Workspace virtual appliances
  • Create IP pools
  • Deploy OVA/OVF files
  • Configure initial installation (console, web)
  • Setup external database
  • Setup high availability
+ Objective 6.2: Configure VMware Workspace Portal
  • Configure the following:
    • High availability
    • SSL certificates
    • NTP
    • Users and groups
    • Web links and SaaS application authentication
    • VMware ThinApp access and delivery
    • Approvals
+ Objective 6.3: Manage VMware Workspace Portal
  • Define and promote administrators
  • Package VMware ThinApp applications
  • Entitle and deploy applications
  • Enable Horizon View desktop access through VMware Workspace Portal
  • Configure reporting for usage and entitlement
  • Deploy and update VMware Workspace Portal clients
+ Exam Contributors
Jon Hall
Jeff Hall
Andrew Sturniolo
Joshua Andrews
Linus Bourque
Mike Barnett
Stephane Asselin
Justin Venezia
Ryan Costello
Bryan Salek
Bryan Lenderman
Ray Heffer
Ernest Nichols
Mostafa Khalil
Andrew Ellwood