VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] Training

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] Certification Training Course Overview

This course provides the participants with the required the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In this course the participants will be building their skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Participants will be learning of 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.

Building up your skills in an application management using VMware App Volumes™ and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™. The participants will be learning of how to use the App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale. Participants will be gaining the skills in managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement. Participants will also be learning on how to use Dynamic Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.  

Audience

  • Technical persons of an IT department or IT company
  • Any person responsible towards the delivery of virtual desktop services

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] Training (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 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 7: Creating Automated Desktop Pools
  • Describe how an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floatingassignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
Module 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
Module 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
Module 10: VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 18: Horizon Application Management Bundle
  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • VMware ThinApp®
Module 19: Overview of App Volumes
  • Describe the basic architecture and operations
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Manager
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Agent
  • Describe the principals of SAM
  • List the stages of application package lifecycle
  • Describe a writable volume
  • Identify the major requirements to deploy
Module 20: Overview of App Volumes
  • Describe the installation sequence
  • Describe the App Volumes operation modes for packages and writable volumes
  • Describe the installation steps for the App Volumes Manager
Module 21: Working with Application Packages
  • Explain the concept of simplified application packaging
  • List the steps of application package life cycle
  • Differentiate between an application, package, and program
  • Create an application package
  • Use markers to assign the new version of an application package
  • Edit an Application
  • Edit a package
Module 22: Working with Writable Volumes
  • Describe what a writable volume is and where it is used
  • Compare AppStacks with writable volumes
  • Describe the operation of a writable volume
  • Explain how to assign a writable volume to a desktop
  • Create and assign a writable volume in a lab environment
Module 23: Working with AppStacks
  • Explain how applications in an AppStack are available to a user
  • Describe how to create an AppStack and populate it with applications
  • Describe how to update an application in an existing AppStack
Module 24: Overview of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe Dynamic Environment Manager and its architecture
  • Describe the functional areas and benefits of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe Dynamic Environment Manager profile management and its features
Module 25: Installation of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Recognize considerations for planning a Dynamic Environment Manager deployment
  • Identify preconfiguration requirements before installing and starting the Dynamic Environment Manager - Management Console
  • Recognize key steps in the installation process of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe the initial configuration process for the management console and FlexEngine
Module 26: Management Console User Interface
  • Describe the capabilities of the primary tabs in the Dynamic Environment Manager - Management Console
  • Associate conditions with Dynamic Environment Manager settings
  • Describe how Dynamic Environment Manager supports multiple environments
Module 27: Application Configuration Management
  • Explain how a user can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Self-Support tool to recover from application configuration mistakes
  • Explain how administrators and support staff can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool to troubleshoot profile problems
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool enables and synchronizes the offline use of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager Application Profiler can be used to create predefined configurations for applications
Module 28: VMware Horizon 7 Smart Policies
  • Describe VMware Horizon Smart Policies
  • Describe VMware Horizon View Smart Policies Setting
  • Overview of VMware Horizon Smart Policies conditions
  • Examples of VMware Horizon Smart Policies
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Course Prerequisites
  • A minimum knowledge about the below 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

Experience in the below Microsoft Windows System Administration:

  • Configuration of the Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • To restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
  • Configuring the Windows systems for enabling Remote Desktop Connections

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

  • Recognizing all the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • To install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection ServerTM
  • Creating and optimizing the Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Describing the purpose of Horizon Agent
  • Knowing to compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Knowing to configure and manage the VMware Horizon® ClientTM systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Knowing to configure, manage, and entitle automated pools of full VMs
  • Knowing to configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops and linked-clone desktops
  • Install and configure View Composer
  • To 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
  • To configure the secure access to VMware Horizon desktops
  • Understanding and creating Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • To install and configure App Volumes to deliver and manage applications
  • Deploying the VMware Dynamic Environment ManagerTM for user and application management
  • To install and configure a Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) server for managing JMP components
  • Describing the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Smart Policies
  • Knowing the uses of  the command-line tools available in VMware Horizon to back up and restore the required VMware Horizon databases
  • Managing the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment
  • Identifying all the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments
  • Describing all the features and functions of App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Demonstration of the architectures of App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager
  • To install and configure App Volumes
  • Creating and deploying the application packages and writable volumes
  • Knowing to install and configure Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Managing the application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings