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VMHoriz - VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage

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This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. View includes: VMware View© Manager, VMware View© Composer, and View security server. This course is based on the Horizon 6 release.

Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:
Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server system and deploy a virtual machine from a template, Modify a vCenter Server customization specification and
Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system.

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  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere©

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to Horizon and View

Overview of Horizon 6
Introduce View features and components

Module 3: View Connection Server

Install and configure View Connection Server
Configure View events database and syslog server

Module 4: View Desktops

Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
Install Horizon View Agent in a template
Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it

Module 5: Horizon Client Options

Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client

Module 6: Creating and Managing Automated Pools

Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
Compare storage options, including VMware©_ Virtual SAN

Module 7: Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

Overview of View Composer operations
Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
Manage linked-clone desktops
Manage persistent disks

Module 8: Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
Deploy and provision RDS application pools
Mange application pools
Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
Deploy and provision RDS application pools
Mange application pools

Module 9: Using View Administrator

Configure the View environment
Compare authentication options for desktop access
Manage users, sessions, and policies
Implement role-based delegated administration
Monitor the View environment

Module 10: Managing View Security

Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
Configure the View security server

Module 11: View Persona Management

Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
Configure a View Persona Management deployment
Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment

Module 12: Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

Introduce the vdmadmin utility
Describe client systems in kiosk mode
Back up the View databases
Restore the View databases

Module 13: View Performance and Scalability

Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments