VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] (VMHVICM 7.7)

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] (VMHVICM 7.7)


Duration: 5 days

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 learn howto 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.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7.7

  • User Environment Manager 9.5

  • App Volumes Manager 2.15


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® ClientTM 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

  • Identify the benefits of JMP architecture

  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

Course Outline

1. Introduction to VMwareHorizon

  • Recognizethe features and benefits of VMware Horizon

  • Identifythe major function of each VMware Horizon component

  • Definea use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

2. View Connection Server

  • Identifythe system and virtualization requirements for a View Connection server

  • LicenseVMware Horizon components

  • ConfigureView Connection Server

  • Usethe dashboard to quickly focus on the details of a problem

  • Identifythe benefits of using the VMware Horizon Help Desk tool

3. VMware Horizon Desktops

  • Outlinethe process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machines

  • Comparethe remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

  • Outlinethe configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

4. VMware Horizon DesktopPools

  • Identifythe steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment

  • Listthe steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventory

  • Definedesktop entitlement

  • Describehow information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitorHorizon users

  • Explainthe hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies

  • Listthe Horizon Group Policy administrative template files

5. Horizon Client Options

  • Enlistthe requirements for a Horizon Client installation

  • InstallHorizon Client and connect to a virtual desktop

  • ExplainUSB redirection and options

  • Defineand compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client

  • ConfigureVirtual Printing for location-based printing

6. Creating AutomatedPools of Full Virtual Machines

  • Recognizehow an automated pool operates

  • Comparededicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools

  • Outlinethe steps to create an automated pool

7. Creating and ManagingLinked-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Describethe VMware linked-clone technology

  • Enlistthe system requirements for View Composer

  • Outlinethe steps to install View Composer

  • Outlinethe steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clones

  • Comparethe purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines

  • Comparethe recompose, refresh, and rebalance management operations for linked clones

  • Describethe management operations for persistent disks

8. Creating and ManagingInstant-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Identifythe advantages of instant clones

  • Differentiatebetween View Composer linked clones and instant clones

  • Identifythe types of instant-clone virtual machines

  • Enlistthe requirements of instant clones

  • Outlinethe steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones

  • Setup an automated pool of instant clones

  • Updatethe image of an instant clone desktop pool using the push-image operation

9. VMware HorizonAuthentication

  • Comparethe authentication options that View Connection Server supports

  • Explainthe purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon

  • Outlinethe steps to create a Horizon administrator and a custom role

  • Listsome of the best practices for configuring Horizon administrators

  • ConfigureHorizon Server to use a new TLS Certificate

  • Managing VMware HorizonSecurity

  • Comparetunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops

  • Comparethe benefits of using VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ

  • Listthe advantages of direct connections

  • Discussthe benefits of using Unified Access Gateway

  • Listthe two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified AccessGateway Configure a Unified Access Gateway appliance

10. Profile ManagementUsing User Environment Manager

  • Identifythe User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits

  • Outlinethe steps that are required to install and configure User Environment Managercomponents

  • Manageuser personalization using the User Environment Manager management console

  • InstallUser Environment Manager

  • DescribeUser Environment Manager smart policies

11. Creating RDS Desktopand Application Pools

  • Explainthe difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool

  • Accessa single application by using the RDS application pool

  • Compareand contrast an RDSH pool, a farm, and an application pool

  • Createan RDS desktop pool and an application pool

  • Identifythe load-balancing options for Remote Desktop Session Hosts

12. Using App Volumes toProvision and Manage Applications

  • Explainhow App Volumes works

  • Identifythe features and benefits of App Volumes

  • Identifythe interface elements of App Volumes

  • Installand configure App Volumes

13. JMP and Horizon 7Overview

  • Identifythe benefits of JMP

  • Enlistthe JMP and Horizon 7 components

  • IdentifyJMP deployment considerations

  • Installand configure JMP Server

14. Command-Line Tools andBackup Options

  • Describekey View Connection Server features that are available as command-line optionswith the vdmadmin command

  • Explainthe purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured

  • Identifythe log locations for each VMware Horizon component

  • Describethe backup options for VMware Horizon databases

15. VMware HorizonPerformance and Scalability

  • Describethe purpose of a replica server

  • Listseveral best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod

  • Describethe benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMwareHorizon deployments

  • Establisha session with a desktop machine in a different pod by logging in to a localView Connection Server instance

  • Createglobal entitlements for accessing Horizon Desktops

Customersattending 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

Attendeesshould 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 enable Remote Desktop Connections

  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

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