Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Horizon (with View): Install Configure Manage [V6.2]


LENGTH: 32 Hours (4 days)

PRICE: $3,400.00


This hands-on training course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. It builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the View component of VMware Horizon® 6, release 6.2, through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. This course teaches you how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide end users a customized desktop environment.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Identify View components
•  Install and configure View Connection Server
•  Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
•  Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
•  Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
•  Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
•  Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
•  Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop and application pools
•  Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
•  Configure secure access to View virtual machines
•  Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
•  Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment


System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware virtual desktop infrastructure


•  Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
•  Experience with VMware vSphere®
•  Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine


1.Course Introduction
◦Introductions and course logistics
◦Course objectives

2.Introduction to Horizon 6  and View
◦Overview of Horizon 6
◦Introduce View features and components
◦Explain how View can be operated in FIPS mode

3.View Connection Server
◦Install and configure View Connection Server
◦Configure View events database and the Syslog server

4.View Desktops
◦Prepare Windows virtual machines as View desktops
◦Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
◦Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
◦Install View Agent in a virtual machine template
◦Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
◦Compare Windows and Linux VDI virtual machines

5.Horizon Client Options
◦Describe Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
◦Describe Horizon Client  for mobile devices with biometric authentication
◦Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
◦Compare options for client drive redirection 

6.Creating and Managing Automated Pools
◦Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
◦Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
◦Compare storage options, including VMware Virtual SAN™

7.Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
◦Overview of View Composer operations
◦Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
◦Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN
◦Manage linked-clone desktops
◦Manage persistent disks

8.Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools
◦Set up RDS hosts to create a farm of hosts
◦Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
◦Deploy and provision RDS application pools
◦Manage application pools
◦Explain how linked clones provide automated management of  RDS server farms

9.Using View Administrator
◦Configure the View environment
◦Compare authentication options for desktop access
◦Compare 3D rendering options such as vDGA and GRID vGPU
◦Manage administrators, users, sessions, and policies
◦Monitor the View environment

10.Managing View Security
◦Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
◦Configure the View security server
◦Describe Access Point, a Linux-based  alternative for the DMZ

11.View Persona Management
◦Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
◦Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
◦Configure a View Persona Management deployment
◦Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment

12.Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
◦Introduce the vdmadmin utility
◦Describe client systems in kiosk mode
◦Back up the View databases
◦Restore the View databases

13.View Performance and Scalability
◦Describe multiserver deployments to create a View pod
◦Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a  pod
◦Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods


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