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UH6H7 - VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x]


Duration: 3.0 days
This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. 

Product Alignment
  •  VMware Horizon 7


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components 
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7 
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7 
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6 
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7 
  • Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7 
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones 
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
  • Describe how to deploy profile management 
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues


Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services


1 Course Introduction
  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

2 Evolution of VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7 
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component 
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

3 Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7
  • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7 
  • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent 
  • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7 
  • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

4 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Describe instant clones 
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones 
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones 
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones 
  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines 
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration 
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones 
  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7 
  • Describe the creation of instant clones 
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

5 Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops 
  • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ 
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used 
  • Explain a direct connection 
  • List the advantages of direct connections

6 Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager 
  • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager 
  • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components 
  • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

7 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool 
  • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool 
  • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool 
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool 
  • Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms 
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

8 Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications
  • 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 
9 Troubleshooting an Upgrade
  • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool 
  • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails 
  • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade 
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component 
  • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support


Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.


Students with an expired VCP6-DTM certification may use this course to qualify for the course requirement for the VCP7-DTM certification


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