VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7]

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7]

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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] – Course Overview:

This intensive five-day VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7], extended-hours course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, this course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7. You will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to manage access and security of the machines. You will also gain skills in application management using VMware App Volumes™ and VMware User Environment Manager™. You will learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale, managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement. You will also learn how to use User Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.

Product Alignment

• VMware Horizon 7
• App Volumes 2.10
• User Environment Manager 8.7
• vSphere 6
• ESXi 6
• vCenter 6
• Virtual SAN 6.2

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7]course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] course:

• System Administrators
• Network Engineers

Related Courses:

VMware Horizon (with View): Install Configure Manage Training [V6.2]
VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict Training(VCOPS)


This course requires completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) course or have the following skills and knowledge:

• 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
• Modify virtual machine properties
• Convert a virtual machine into a template
• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Identify VMware Horizon components
• Install and configure View Connection Server
• Install and configure virtual desktops
• Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
• Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
• Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
• Configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops
• Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
• Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
• Use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment
• Configure secure access to virtual desktops
• Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment
• Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and User Environment Manager
• Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and User Environment Manager
• Install and configure App Volumes
• Create and deploy AppStacks and writable volumes
• Install and configure User Environment Manager
• Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Training Fast Track [V7] – Course Syllabus:

1. Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Identify additional resources

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Horizon Client Options

Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
Explain USB redirection and options
Describe the power states for desktops
Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing

6. 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 and examine the entitlement of desktops

7. 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
Setup an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones

8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

Identify the advantages of instant clones
Identify the requirements of instant clones
Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones

9. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS 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 and load balance

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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
Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

13. 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

14. Overview of App Volumes Enterprise

App Volumes
User Environment Manager
VMware ThinApp®

15. Overview of App Volumes

Features and benefits
Scalability and limitations
Storage group distribution strategies
App Volumes components

16. Installation of App Volumes

Infrastructure and system requirements
Installing and configuring App Volumes Manager
Installing the App Volumes agent

17. Working with AppStacks

Creating and provisioning AppStacks
Managing and updating AppStacks
Using AppStacks in virtual desktops
Using AppStacks in a Remote Desktop Services host
Best practices for AppStacks

18. Working with Writable Volumes

Default writable volume templates
Writable volume policies at creation
Updating and rescanning writable volumes

19. Overview of User Environment Manager

Features and benefits
User Environment Manager terminology
User environment settings and scope
User profile scenarios

20. Installation of User Environment Manager

Infrastructure and system requirements
User Environment Manager Agent (FlexEngine) requirements
Group Policy configuration
Management Console configuration

21. User Environment Manager Settings

Personalization settings
User environment settings
Condition sets
Application migration

22. Application Configuration Management

Predefined and user-customized application settings
Using Application Profiler
Using the Self-Support Tool
Using the Helpdesk Support Tool

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