Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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


LENGTH: 3 days

PRICE: €2.070,00


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.


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


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


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


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.


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

Session Dates
Time Zone

20 jan 2022


Self Paced Training