VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training (VHSPSA)

VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training

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Course Overview:

VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training by Example

This five-day, VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training, standard-hours course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. 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 how to manage 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 2.12
• User Environment Manager 8.7
• vSphere 6

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training 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: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training course:

• Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing desktop solutions

Related Courses:

VMware App Volumes: Application and User Profile Management Training [V2.X]
VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization Training [V7]


This VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training course requires completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (VICM6.5) 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: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training 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
• Install and configure App Volumes
• Create and deploy AppStacks and writable volumes
• Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

VMware Horizon 7: Skills for Public Sector Administrators Training – Course Syllabus:

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

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 with installing Horizon Agent

Horizon Client Options

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

Creating Automated Pools

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

Configuring and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

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
Setup an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop 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

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

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

Command-line Tools and Backup Options

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

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

Overview of App Volumes Enterprise

App Volumes
User Environment Manager
VMware ThinApp®

Overview of App Volumes

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

Installation of App Volumes

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

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

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