VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] Training

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The VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] will prepare you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. We provide hands-on training for the technical and IT professionals with the help of a vast training team. Our offered training course is reasonably priced and known for its effective course content. It will prepare the aspirants for configuring and deploying pools of virtual machines.

We, Multisoft Systems, update our course contents regularly. On completion, the aspirants will learn the techniques of managing VMware Horizon Client systems, pools of linked-clone desktops, and pools of physical and virtual machines.

Upon the completion of this course, the candidates will be able to:
  • Install and configure virtual desktops
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Identify VMware Horizon components
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
  • 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
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops
Target Audience:
  • Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies
  • IT Professionals who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services
  • To pursue this course, the aspirants need to modify virtual machine properties, convert a virtual machine into a template, deploy a virtual machine from a template, create snapshots of virtual machines, configure guest customization specifications, and use VMware vSphere Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks.

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Major function of each VMware Horizon component
  • 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

  • Process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
  • Remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  • Configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
  • Steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • How information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
  • Hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  • View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

Module 5: Horizon Client Options

  • Requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • USB redirection and options
  • Power states for desktops
  • Compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Requirements of instant clones
  • 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
  • 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
  • How the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Module 10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • How multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • Best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • How a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

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