VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.7] (EDU-H7ICM77)

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 the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.  
 
Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe steps to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
  • Identify the benefits of JMP architecture
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

 
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:

  • VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM)

 
Intended Audience
Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services
 
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

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

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

 
Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7.7
  • User Environment Manager 9.5
  • App Volumes Manager 2.15
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Course Outline
 
1  Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center
 
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
 
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
  • Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the dashboard
  • Use the VMware Horizon Helpdesk tool to troubleshoot VMware Horizon
 
4  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
 
5  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
 
6  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
 
7  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
 
8  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
 
9  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
 
10  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
 
11  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
 
12  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
 
13  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
 
14  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
 
15  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
 
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
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Describe the backup options for VMware Horizon databases
 
17  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