VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage Training Course

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The VMware Horizon Course provides you a hands-on skill to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This VMware Horizon Training program builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. As a professional, you will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines. This also includes how to manage access and security of the machines. The Horizon course all-inclusive study material provides a customized documentation for desktop environment to end users.

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  • Learn about the Horizon 7 architecture
  • The best type of design for your Horizon 7 deployment
  • Building and optimizing the desktop OS for VDI
  • Different types of desktop resources and which one to choose
  • Entitling users to VDI desktop resources
  • Optimizing your Horizon 7 deployment

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.

 

Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

View Connection Server

  • Identify the VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
  • Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

  • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
  • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  • List the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

Horizon Client Options

  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Describe the power states for desktops
  • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
  • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
  • Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
  • Explain the location-based printing feature

Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  • Recognize how an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

  • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  • Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
  • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
  • Compare the linked-clone management operations
  • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

  • 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

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Explain the difference between an 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 the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • Describe the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • Identify TrueSSO single sign-on components

Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Explain the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Explain User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Use the User Environment Manager management console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

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

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 might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

  • Describe the purpose of a replica server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware
  • Horizon performance

 

 

  • Identify VMware Horizon components through VMware CertificationTraining
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual desktops
  • Arrange and administer VMware Horizon Client systems
  • Build and govern pools of physical and virtual machines
  • Compose and operate automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Design and oversee pools of linked-clone desktops
  • Configure and regulate Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
  • Use Horizon Administrator to shape the VMware Horizon environment
  • Form secure access to virtual desktops
  • Use VMware User Environment Manage to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe steps to deploy Profile Management through VMware Examination
  • Use VMware App Volumes to provision and manage applications
  • Handle the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment through VMware Certification

Mr. Mangesh Abnave, VCP 5.0, OCP, CCSP, CCNP, RHCE, CEH, PEN TESTING

Sr. Subject Matter Expert – Infrastructure Security and Cloud Consultant

Mangesh Dnyaneshwar Abnave is Consultant and Trainer with 15 years of experience in information technology. Worked on various virtualization technology deployed successfully with various clients. For e.g. VMware ESX, ESXi 4.1/5.0, vCenter, vSphere, VMware Converter, SRM PlateSpin Migrate, Double-take, SRM, VMware View 4.5 and ThinApp. OpenStack Deployment.

  • 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

 

 

  • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCA6-DTM)
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)

 

 

  • Learn about the Horizon 7 architecture
  • The best type of design for your Horizon 7 deployment
  • Building and optimizing the desktop OS for VDI
  • Different types of desktop resources and which one to choose
  • Entitling users to VDI desktop resources
  • Optimizing your Horizon 7 deployment

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.

 

Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

View Connection Server

  • Identify the VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
  • Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  • License VMware Horizon components
  • Configure View Connection Server

VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

  • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
  • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  • List the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

Horizon Client Options

  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Describe the power states for desktops
  • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
  • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
  • Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
  • Explain the location-based printing feature

Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  • Recognize how an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

  • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  • Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
  • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
  • Compare the linked-clone management operations
  • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

  • 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

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Explain the difference between an 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 the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • Describe the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
  • Identify TrueSSO single sign-on components

Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Explain the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Explain User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Use the User Environment Manager management console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

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

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 might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

  • Describe the purpose of a replica server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware
  • Horizon performance

 

 

  • Identify VMware Horizon components through VMware CertificationTraining
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual desktops
  • Arrange and administer VMware Horizon Client systems
  • Build and govern pools of physical and virtual machines
  • Compose and operate automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Design and oversee pools of linked-clone desktops
  • Configure and regulate Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
  • Use Horizon Administrator to shape the VMware Horizon environment
  • Form secure access to virtual desktops
  • Use VMware User Environment Manage to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe steps to deploy Profile Management through VMware Examination
  • Use VMware App Volumes to provision and manage applications
  • Handle the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment through VMware Certification

Mr. Mangesh Abnave, VCP 5.0, OCP, CCSP, CCNP, RHCE, CEH, PEN TESTING

Sr. Subject Matter Expert – Infrastructure Security and Cloud Consultant

Mangesh Dnyaneshwar Abnave is Consultant and Trainer with 15 years of experience in information technology. Worked on various virtualization technology deployed successfully with various clients. For e.g. VMware ESX, ESXi 4.1/5.0, vCenter, vSphere, VMware Converter, SRM PlateSpin Migrate, Double-take, SRM, VMware View 4.5 and ThinApp. OpenStack Deployment.

  • 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

 

 

  • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCA6-DTM)
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
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Mr.Ammar Elkaderi

Senior Business Analyst

Being a project manager I wanted to upgrade my skills in my field. Hence I went to Vinsys and enrolled in their Vmware Horizon Site Recovery Manager Training Program. IT helped me add value to my existing profile and made me stand out amongst my peers.


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Mr. Kiran Raghavan

Senior Business Analyst

Enrolling in the Vmware Horizon Site Recovery Manager course I was able to perform frequent non-disruptive testing to ensure IT disaster recovery software predictability and compliance skills as a project manager. The study material provided for the Horizon Recovery course proved beneficial in acquiring the certification and opened a window of better opportunities.


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Ernest Williams

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Being a IT specialist in for years, Vinsys additional training on Vmware Horizon Site Recovery Manager course helped boost my profile even more. Now protecting thousands of virtual machines can be managed with ease using centralized recovery plans managed from the vSphere Web Client. It also helped me better my career options by acquiring the Recovery Manager Certification.


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