VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [v7.12]

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 learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users

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1 Course Introduction 

  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Horizon

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon 
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon 
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure 
  • Convert customer requirements to use case attributes

3 Horizon View Connection Server 

  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture 
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for View Connection Server 
  • Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a View Connection Server instance 
  • Access Horizon Manager 
  • License VMware Horizon components 
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of View Connection Server 
  • Describe the capabilities that Horizon Administrator provides for monitoring the health of a VMware Horizon deployment 
  • Use the dashboard to quickly focus on the details of a problem 
  • Access the settings and status of a pool
  • Access the settings and status of a specific machine and the resources controlled by vCenter Server that the VM uses 
  • Identify the benefits of using the VMware Horizon Help Desk tool

4 VMware Horizon Desktops 

  • Outline the process and choices to set up VMware Horizon VMs 
  • Assign vCPUs and RAM 
  • Create Windows VMs 
  • Configure ESXi host virtual switches 
  • Optimize the performance of VMs
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon 
  • Outline the steps to enable a machine for remote access from VMware Horizon® ClientTM 
  • Describe BLAST 
  • Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent 
  • List the steps to prepare a VM before installing Horizon Agent 
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent 
  • Use the Horizon Skype for Business Virtualization Pack

5 VMware Horizon 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 user entitlement 
  • Describe how information found on the Users and Groups page is used to control and monitor VMware Horizon users 
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies 
  • List the VMware Horizon Group Policy ADMX files

6 VMware Horizon Client Options 

  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation on a Windows system 
  • Explain USB redirection and options 
  • Describe the shared folders option 
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits 
  • Discuss the benefits of the Virtual Printing feature 
  • Explain the architecture of the Virtual Printing feature 
  • List the steps to install the Virtual Printing feature 
  • Configure the Virtual Printing feature
  • Discuss the benefits of the location-based printing feature
  • Identify use cases where location-based printing is desirable 
  • List the client system parameters that can be used to assign a printer

7 Creating Automated Desktop Pools 

  • Describe how an automated pool operates 
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating assignment pools 
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool

8 Configuring and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools 

  • Describe VMware linked-clone technology 
  • Explain why both a parent VM and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones 
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer 
  • Describe the relationship between a vCenter Server instance and a View Composer instance 
  • Identify the View Composer objects in a vCenter Server inventory 
  • Describe the preparation required for installing View Composer 
  • Outline the steps to install View Composer 
  • Outline the necessary steps to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones 
  • Compare the purpose of parent and replica VMs 
  • Describe the additional steps that are required for linked clones that are not necessary for other automated pools 
  • Discuss the merits of using tiered storage for replica and linked clones 
  • Compare the benefits of vSAN and tiered storage 
  • Compare the recompose, refresh, and rebalance management operations for linked clones 
  • Describe the management operations for persistent disks

9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools 

  • Describe instant clones • List the advantages of instant clones 
  • Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones 
  • Describe the different types of instant-clone VMs 
  • Recognize the use of folders in delegating pool administration 
  • Explain how instant clones work
  • Describe instant clone desktop pools 
  • Determine the requirements for an instant-clone desktop pool 
  • Identify the steps used to create an instant clone 
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones 
  • Enable instant clones and authorize a VMware Horizon administrator account for use by ClonePrep 
  • Update the image of an instant-clone desktop pool using the push image operation

10 VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates 

  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports 
  • Explain the purpose of roles and privileges in VMware Horizon 
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration 
  • Describe a permission and its components 
  • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator 
  • List the management options for permissions and folders 
  • Outline the steps to create a custom role 
  • List some of the best practices for configuring Horizon Administrator 
  • Describe the purpose of using TLS certificates for VMware Horizon 
  • Outline the benefits of using TLS certificates signed by a CA 
  • Outline the steps to set up TLS certificates

11 Managing VMware Horizon Security 

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops 
  • Identify the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway in the DMZ 
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used 
  • Describe a direct connection in a VMware Horizon environment 
  • List the advantages of direct connections • Describe how direct connections are enabled 
  • Discuss the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • Describe the situations in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway with one, two, or three network interfaces

12 Profile Management Using User Environment Manager 

  • Identify the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits 
  • Prepare infrastructure for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 
  • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager components 
  • Manage user personalization and application configurations using the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager management console and application profiler 
  • Outline the VMware Horizon Smart Policies available when using VMware Dynamic Environment Manager in the Horizon environment

13 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool 
  • Access a single application by using the RDS application pool 
  • Compare and contrast an RD Sessions Host pool, a farm, and an application pool 
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool 
  • Identify the load-balancing options for Remote Desktop Session Hosts (6.2) 
  • Use View Composer linked-clone technology to automate the build out of RDSH farms
  • Use instant-clone technology to automate the build out of RDSH farms 
  • Describe the default load-balancing procedure for RDSHs in a farm 
  • Describe the alternative load-balancing feature for RDSHs that optimizes placement of sessions
  • Explain how load values and load preferences are used by View Connection Server to make placement decisions for new sessions 
  • Explain how anti-affinity rules affect session placement decisions 
  • Identify the hardware, software, and network requirements for all integrated components.

14 Provisioning and Managing Application Using App Volumes 

  • 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

15 Just-in-Time Management Platform and VMware Horizon

  • Identify the benefits of Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) 
  • List the JMP and Horizon 7 components 
  • Install and configure a JMP server 
  • Identify App Volumes deployment considerations 
  • Identify VMware Dynamic Environment Manager deployment considerations

16 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 
  • Explain why you limit the domains that View Connection Server displays to users as they attempt to authenticate
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component 
  • Collect Horizon Client and Horizon Agent log files
  • Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases 
  • Explain the potential problems related to not synchronizing databases 
  • Outline solutions to handle orphaned linked clones

17 VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability 

  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server 
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server 
  • Explain how multiple View Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization 
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod 
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance 
  • Describe the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments 
  • Establish a session with a desktop machine in a different pod by logging in to a local View Connection Server instance 
  • Compare the purpose of the global LDAP instance and the local LDAP instance 
  • Describe the purpose of interpod communication and the View Interpod API (VIPA) 
  • Create global entitlements for accessing Horizon Desktops

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Configure and manage the Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle automated pools of full VMs
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops and linked-clone desktops
  • Install and configure View Composer
  • Outline the steps and benefits for using TLS CA signed certificates in VMware Horizon environments
  • Use the role-based delegation to administer a VMware Horizon environment
  • Configure secure access to VMware Horizon desktops
  • Understand and create Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Install and configure VMware App VolumesTM to deliver and manage applications
  • Deploy VMware Dynamic Environment Manager for user and application management
  • Install and configure a Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) server for managing JMP components
  • Describe VMware Dynamic Environment ManagerTM Smart Policies
  • Use the command-line tools available in View to back up and restore the required VMware Horizon databases
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment
  • Identify the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments

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

 

Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience: 

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

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