1 - Course Introduction
Introductions and course logisticsCourse objectivesDescribe the software-defined data center
2 - Introduction to VMware Horizon
Recognize the features and benefits of VMware HorizonIdentify the major function of each VMware Horizon componentDefine a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
3 - View Connection Server
Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection serverDescribe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection ServerLicense VMware Horizon componentsConfigure View Connection ServerMonitor the VMware Horizon environment using the dashboard Use the VMware Horizon Helpdesk tool to troubleshoot VMware Horizon
4 - VMware Horizon Desktops
Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machinesCompare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware HorizonList the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operationsOutline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
5 - VMware Horizon Desktop Pools
Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deploymentList the steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventoryDefine desktop entitlementDescribe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View usersExplain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policiesList the View Group Policy administrative template files
6 - Horizon Client Options
Enlist the requirements for a Horizon Client installationInstall Horizon Client and connect to a virtual desktopExplain USB redirection and optionsDefine and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon ClientUse Virtual Printing for location-based printing
7 - Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines
Recognize how an automated pool operatesCompare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment poolsOutline the steps to create an automated poolExamine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools
8 - Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
Describe the VMware linked-clone technologyEnlist the system requirements for View ComposerDescribe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system diskOutline the steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clonesCompare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machinesCompare the linked-clone management operationsDescribe the management operations for persistent disks
9 - Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
Identify the advantages of instant clonesDistinguish View Composer clones from instant clonesIdentify the types of instant-clone virtual machinesEnlist the requirements of instant clonesOutline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clonesSet up an automated pool of instant clones
10 - VMware Horizon Authentication
Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supportsExplain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware HorizonOutline the steps to create a VMware Horizon administrator and a custom roleList some of the best practices for configuring VMware Horizon administratorsConfigure Horizon Server to use a new TLS Certificate
11 - Managing VMware Horizon Security
Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktopsCompare the benefits of using VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZList the advantages of direct connectionsDiscuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway Configure a Unified Access Gateway Appliance
12 - Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefitsList User Environment Manager components Describe User Environment Manager and its architectureInstall User Environment Manager Describe User Environment Manager smart policies
13 - Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated poolDescribe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application poolDescribe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application poolCreate an RDS desktop pool and an application poolUse View Composer and Instant Clone to automate the build-out of RDSH farms Describe the default and alternative load-balancing feature for RDS hosts that optimizes placement of sessions
14 - Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications
Explain how App Volumes worksIdentify the features and benefits of App VolumesIdentify the interface elements of App VolumesInstall and configure App Volumes
15 - JMP and Horizon 7 Overview
Identify the benefits of JMPEnlist the JMP and Horizon 7 componentsIdentify JMP deployment considerations Install and configure JMP Server
16 - Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
Describe key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin commandExplain the purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configuredIdentify the log locations for each VMware Horizon componentDescribe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases
17 - VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
Describe the purpose of a replica server List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a podDescribe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deploymentsExplain how global entitlements can benefit a single-pod environment
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?
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.
Participants 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.
Participants 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 enable Remote Desktop Connections.
Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database.