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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage (VHVICM)

Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center
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
  • Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the dashboard
  • Use the VMware Horizon Helpdesk tool to troubleshoot VMware Horizon
VMware Horizon Desktops
  • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 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
VMware Horizon Desktop 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 desktop entitlement
  • 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 template files
Horizon Client Options
  • Enlist the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  • Install Horizon Client and connect to a virtual desktop
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  • Use Virtual Printing for location-based printing
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 Desktop Pools
  • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  • Enlist the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  • Outline the steps necessary to set up a 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 Desktop Pools
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Enlist the requirements of instant clones
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
VMware Horizon Authentication
  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
  • Explain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon
  • Outline the steps to create a VMware Horizon administrator and a custom role
  • List some of the best practices for configuring VMware Horizon administrators
  • Configure Horizon Server to use a new TLS Certificate
Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • Configure a Unified Access Gateway Appliance
Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
  • Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • List User Environment Manager components
  • Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Install User Environment Manager
  • Describe User Environment Manager smart policies
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
  • Use View Composer and Instant Clone to automate the build-out of RDSH farms
  • Describe the default and alternative load-balancing feature for RDS hosts that optimizes placement of sessions
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
JMP and Horizon 7 Overview
  • Identify the benefits of JMP
  • Enlist the JMP and Horizon 7 components
  • Identify JMP deployment considerations
  • Install and configure JMP Server
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
  • Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases
VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica server
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments
  • Explain how global entitlements can benefit a single-pod environment