VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10]-On Demand (EDU-HICM710-EL)

This hands-on course, equivalent to 5 days of training, 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. 


This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format.


Objectives

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 VMware Horizon® 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 VMware 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 App Volumes 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 Manager Smart Policies
  • Use the command-line tools available in VMware Horizon 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

 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 user 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 7.10
  • VMware User Environment Manager™ 9.10
  • App Volumes™ Manager 4.0
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Course Outline

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 Connection Server

  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a Horizon® Connection ServerTM instance

4 VMware Horizon Desktops

  • Outline the process and choices to set up Windows VMware Horizon VMs
  • Assign vCPUs and RAM to Windows VMs
  • Create Windows VMs
  • Configure VMware ESXiTM host virtual switches
  • Optimize the performance of Windows VMs

5 VMware Horizon Pools

  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the Horizon Connection Server inventory
  • Define user entitlement

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

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

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

10 VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates

  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports

11 Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Identify the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM 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

12 Profile Management Using Dynamic 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

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 Session Host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS Desktop pool and an application pool

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 Horizon 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 Horizon 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

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 Horizon 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