VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x]

VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x] Certification Training Course Overview

VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x], hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon 6 to VMware Horizon 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications. 

Audience: Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services

VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x] (24 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course
Module 2: Evolution of VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
Module 3: Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7
  • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
  • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5
Module 4: Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Describe instant clones
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
Module 5: Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections
Module 6: Profile Management Using User Environment Manager
  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
  • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
  • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations
Module 7: Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (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
  • Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts
Module 8: 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
Module 9: Troubleshooting an Upgrade
  • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
  • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support
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Course Prerequisites
  • Students attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. 
  • Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

Upon Completion of this Course, you will accomplish following:-

  • Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon Client systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe how to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes to provision and manage applications
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues