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VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0

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VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage 7.0

Course Specifications

Course Length: 5 days
Rate: $4,050.00
Registration: Call 406-256-5700 or email entretraining@entremt.com to register or to request customized training or group pricing.

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 access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

Prior to obtaining the VCP6-DTM certification, candidates must attend an authorized VMware training course. This course satisfies that training requirement.

Course 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

Target 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

Attendees should possess 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 allow Remote Desktop Connection
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Review course goals, objectives, and outline
  • Additional resources upon completing this course

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • 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

Module 3: View Connection Server

  • VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
  • Network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

Module 4: VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

  • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 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
  • Steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • 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 (ADM) template files

Module 5: Horizon Client Options

  • Requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • USB redirection and options
  • Describe the power states for desktops
  • Compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • The benefits of Virtual Printing
  • Virtual Printing architecture
  • Configuration options for Virtual Printing
  • Location-based printing feature

Module 6: Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  • 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

Module 7: Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

  • VMware linked-clone technology
  • Why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
  • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
  • Compare the linked-clone management operations
  • Management operations for persistent disks

Module 8: Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

  • Identifying the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Describe types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • How folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Module 9: Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • 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
  • 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
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Module 10: VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • Describe the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • Identify TrueSSO single sign-on components

Module 11: Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • Advantages of direct connections

Module 12: Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
    User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Use the User Environment Manager management console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Module 13: Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

  • How App Volumes works
  • Features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Interface elements of App Volumes
  • Install and configure App Volumes

Module 14: Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • 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
  • Why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

Module 15: VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

  • Purpose of a replica server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • Best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance