VMware Horizon: Infrastructure Administration [V8] Training

The Horizon Infrastructure Administration course is a 2-day training program that teaches you the skills required to configure and install a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This training follows a blended learning approach consisting of a balanced combination of hands-on labs and theory. You will learn how to install and configure VMware Unified Access Gateway™, VMware Horizon® Connection Server™. It also focuses on how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture and how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon.

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VMware Horizon: Infrastructure Administration [V8] Training Course Overview

The VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration certification is the second half of a two-course requirement for the VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020) certification.
The first part is fulfilled by the VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management certification. Alternatively, you can also take the VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage training which suffices the certification requirement on its own.

Course Curriculum


This course is intended at:

  • Tier 1 administrators and architects for VMware Horizon
  • Individuals responsible for maintenance, administration, and implementation of end-user computing infrastructure


The VMware Horizon Infrastructure Administration [v8] enables you to learn how to:

  • Identify the architectural and installation requirements of VMware Horizon Connection Server
  • Describe the certificate options and authentication for a Horizon environment
  • Identify the benefits and integration process of Horizon 8 and Workspace ONE Access
  • Compare the VMware Horizon remote display protocols
  • Describe the 3D rendering options and different security options available in Horizon 8
  • Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8

Eligibility Criteria

This course requires candidates with a fair knowledge of how to:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of datastores, networks, and virtual machines
  • Access the guest operating system and open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server®
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert and deploy a virtual machine into a template and deploy it

Microsoft Windows system administration experience required:

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

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Course Outline

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Configure Horizon event database
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
  • Discuss the AD LDS database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
  • Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
  • Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe BLAST
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize BLAST Codec options
  • List ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon environment
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication and VIPA
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
  • Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
  • Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three network interfaces

Course Reviews


Vinsys is an established brand since 1999 delivering technical expertise to audiences across the globe. For VMware trainings, Vinsys has done a commendable job by teaming up with industry-expert trainers with high-end expertise and knowledge in the domain. Also, students get to learn by working in real-time virtual network scenarios. We have well-structured training for all VMware courses that are delivered using blended modules.

This course is mandatory to complete your VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020) certification. It provides you with the skills and knowledge required to achieve expertise in the Horizon infrastructure.

Virtualization is undoubtedly dominating the entire globe and consequently, gaining expertise in various aspects of the domain would welcome new market opportunities. Organizations would require a large number of certified professionals in 2022 and beyond.

With VMware Horizon is a simple, secure, fast, and scalable platform for delivering virtual applications and desktops with cloud-like elasticity and economics.

ESXi 7.0 requires a RAM of at least 16 GB to run VMware on your system. To support 64-bit virtual machines, support for hardware virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD RVI) must be enabled on x64 CPUs.

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