VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10]


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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 how to 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.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon

• Install and configure View Connection Server

• Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops

• Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent

• Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

• Configure and manage the Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop

• Configure, manage, and entitle automated pools of full VMs

• Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops and linked-clone desktops

• Install and configure View Composer

• Outline the steps and benefits for using TLS CA signed certificates in VMware Horizon environments

• Use the role-based delegation to administer a VMware Horizon environment

• Configure secure access to VMware Horizon desktops

• Understand and create Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools

• Install and configure VMware App VolumesTM to deliver and manage applications

• Deploy VMware Dynamic Environment Manager for user and application management

• Install and configure a Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) server for managing JMP components

• Describe VMware Dynamic Environment ManagerTM Smart Policies

• Use the command-line tools available in View to back up and restore the required VMware Horizon databases

• Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

• Identify the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments


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


Customers 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

Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization

• Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects

• Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections

• Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database


1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Horizon

• Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon

• Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon

• Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

• Convert customer requirements to use case attributes

3 Horizon View Connection Server

• Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture

• Identify the recommended system requirements for View Connection Server

• Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a View Connection Server instance

• Access Horizon Manager

• License VMware Horizon components

• Outline the steps for the initial configuration of View Connection Server

• Describe the capabilities that Horizon Administrator provides for monitoring the health of a VMware Horizon deployment

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

• Access the settings and status of a pool

• Access the settings and status of a specific machine and the resources controlled by vCenter Server that the VM uses

• Identify the benefits of using the VMware Horizon Help Desk tool

4 VMware Horizon Desktops

• Outline the process and choices to set up VMware Horizon VMs

• Assign vCPUs and RAM

• Create Windows VMs

• Configure ESXi host virtual switches

• Optimize the performance of VMs

• Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

• Outline the steps to enable a machine for remote access from VMware Horizon® ClientTM

• Describe BLAST

• Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent

• List the steps to prepare a VM before installing Horizon Agent

• Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

• Use the Horizon Skype for Business Virtualization Pack

5 VMware Horizon Pools

• Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment

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

• Define user entitlement

• Describe how information found on the Users and Groups page is used to control and monitor VMware Horizon users

• Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies

• List the VMware Horizon Group Policy ADMX files

6 VMware Horizon Client Options

• Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation on a Windows system

• Explain USB redirection and options

• Describe the shared folders option

• Describe the different clients and their benefits

• Discuss the benefits of the Virtual Printing feature

• Explain the architecture of the Virtual Printing feature

• List the steps to install the Virtual Printing feature

• Configure the Virtual Printing feature

• Discuss the benefits of the location-based printing feature

• Identify use cases where location-based printing is desirable

• List the client system parameters that can be used to assign a printer

7 Creating Automated Desktop Pools

• Describe how an automated pool operates

• Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools

• Outline the steps to create an automated pool

8 Configuring and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

• Describe VMware linked-clone technology

• Explain why both a parent VM and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones

• Outline the system requirements for View Composer

• Describe the relationship between a vCenter Server instance and a View Composer instance

• Identify the View Composer objects in a vCenter Server inventory

• Describe the preparation required for installing View Composer

• Outline the steps to install View Composer

• Outline the necessary steps to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones

• Compare the purpose of parent and replica VMs

• Describe the additional steps that are required for linked clones that are not necessary for other automated pools

• Discuss the merits of using tiered storage for replica and linked clones

• Compare the benefits of vSAN and tiered storage

• Compare the recompose, refresh, and rebalance management operations for linked clones

• Describe the management operations for persistent disks

9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

• Describe instant clones

• List the advantages of instant clones

• Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones

• Describe the different types of instant-clone VMs

• Recognize the use of folders in delegating pool administration

• Explain how instant clones work

• Describe instant clone desktop pools

• Determine the requirements for an instant-clone desktop pool

• Identify the steps used to create an instant clone

• Set up an automated pool of instant clones

• Enable instant clones and authorize a VMware Horizon administrator account for use by ClonePrep

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

10 VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates

• Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports

• Explain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon

• Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration

• Describe a permission and its components

• Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator

• List the management options for permissions and folders

• Outline the steps to create a custom role

• List some of the best practices for configuring Horizon Administrator

• Describe the purpose of using TLS certificates for VMware Horizon

• Outline the benefits of using TLS certificates signed by a CA

• Outline the steps to set up TLS certificates

11 Managing VMware Horizon Security

• Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops

• Identify the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway in the DMZ

• Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used

• Describe a direct connection in a VMware Horizon environment

• List the advantages of direct connections

• Describe how direct connections are enabled

• Discuss the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM

• List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway

• Describe the situations in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway with one, two, or three network interfaces

12 Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

• Identify the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits

• Prepare infrastructure for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager

• Outline the steps that are required to install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager components

• Manage user personalization and application configurations using the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager management console and application profiler

• Outline the VMware Horizon Smart Policies available when using VMware Dynamic Environment Manager in the Horizon environment

13 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

• Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool

• Access a single application by using the RDS application pool

• Compare and contrast an RD Sessions Host pool, a farm, and an application pool

• Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool

• Identify the load-balancing options for Remote Desktop Session Hosts (6.2)

• Use View Composer linked-clone technology to automate the build out of RDSH farms

• Use instant-clone technology to automate the build out of RDSH farms

• Describe the default load-balancing procedure for RDSHs in a farm

• Describe the alternative load-balancing feature for RDSHs that optimizes placement of sessions

• Explain how load values and load preferences are used by View Connection Server to make placement decisions for new sessions

• Explain how anti-affinity rules affect session placement decisions

• Identify the hardware, software, and network requirements for all integrated components.

14 Provisioning and Managing Application Using App Volumes

• 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

15 Just-in-Time Management Platform and VMware Horizon

• Identify the benefits of Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP)

• List the JMP and Horizon 7 components

• Install and configure a JMP server

• Identify App Volumes deployment considerations

• Identify VMware Dynamic Environment Manager deployment considerations

16 Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

• Describe 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

• Explain why you limit the domains that View Connection Server displays to users as they attempt to authenticate

• Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

• Collect Horizon Client and Horizon Agent log files

• Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases

• Explain the potential problems related to not synchronizing databases

• Outline solutions to handle orphaned linked clones

17 VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

• Describe the purpose of a replica connection server

• Compare a replica server to a standard connection server

• Explain how multiple View Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization

• List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod

• Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

• Describe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments

• Establish a session with a desktop machine in a different pod by logging in to a local View Connection Server instance

• Compare the purpose of the global LDAP instance and the local LDAP instance

• Describe the purpose of interpod communication and the View Interpod API (VIPA)

• Create global entitlements for accessing Horizon Desktops


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