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VMHICM7 - VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage

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This five-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This 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, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

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Prerequisites


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
  • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • Restrict users’ activities by implementing Group Policy objects
  • Configure Windows systems to allow Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Course Introduction


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

Module 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

Module 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
Configure View Connection Server

Module 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
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

Module 5: 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

Module 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
Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

Module 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
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

Module 8: 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