VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage Training Course

VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage Certification Training Course Overview

This course is a combination of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management & VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration. This training collection gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. Participants will build on skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. Participants will be learning how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. In Addition participants will learn how to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. Participants will learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.  

Audience

  • Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon
  • Individuals who are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.
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VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage Training Course (Duration : 40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 2: Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
Module 3: Introduction to Use Case
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
Module 4: vSphere for Horizon 8
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
Module 5: VMware Horizon Desktops
  • Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using vSphere
  • Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
Module 6: VMware Horizon Agents
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • Create a gold master for Windows Horizon desktops
Module 7: VMware Horizon Pools
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the VMware Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floatingassignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Define user entitlement
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and userlevel policies
Module 8: VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Access Horizon desktop using various Horizon clients and HTML
  • Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and the shared folders option
  • Configure session collaboration and media optimization for Microsoft Teams
Module 9: Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Explain the provisioning technology used for instant clone desktop pools
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
  • Push updated images to instant clone desktop pools
Module 10: Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon Client
  • Use the instant clone technology to automate the build-out of RDSH farms
  • Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
Module 11: Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
  • Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool
Module 12: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 13: Horizon Connection Server
  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Serve
  • Configure the Horizon event database
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
  • Discuss the ADAM database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation
Module 14: VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
  • Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
  • Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
Module 15: Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application Management
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
Module 16: VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon environment
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication and VIPA
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
Module 17: Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
  • Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three network interfaces
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Course Prerequisites

Participants attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following 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

Participants 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

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
  • Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a VMwareHorizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
  • Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
  • Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for the Horizon environment