VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management Training Course

VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management Certification Training Course Overview

This course provides the participants with the required skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. The participants also gains knowledge on skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a combination of lecture and labs. Participants will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users.

Audience

  • Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon who are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management Training Course (Duration : 24 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
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Course Prerequisites

Participants should have minimum knowledge on the following VMware infrastructure skills:

  • Using of  VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Knowledge to open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system

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:

  • To recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Using VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Creation 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 VMware Horizon 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