VMware Horizon 7: Installing, Configuring, Managing v7.10

Learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Regular price: $4,900
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Course outline

Reference : @VMware Install, Configure, Manage V7.10

Duration : 5 days

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.

Product Alignment
  • VMware Horizon 7.10
  • VMware User Environment Manager™ 9.9
  • App Volumes Manager 2.18

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

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

Objectives

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

Contents

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® Client™
  • 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 Gateway™
  • 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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