This three-day course builds your skills in application management using VMware App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager. You learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale. You gain skills in managing application life cycles from installation to update and replacement. You also learn how to use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Install and configure App Volumes
Create and deploy Application Packages and writable volumes
Install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Horizon Application Management Bundle

  • App Volumes
    Dynamic Environment Manager
    VMware ThinApp

  • Overview of App Volumes

  • Features and benefits
    Scalability and limitations
    Storage group distribution strategies
    App Volumes components

  • Installation of App Volumes

  • Infrastructure and system requirements
    Installing and configuring App Volumes Manager
    Installing the App Volumes agent

  • Packaging Applications

  • Differentiate Application, Package and Program
    Create an Application
    Packaging an Application
    Updating an Application with a new Package
    Set the CURRENT Marker on a Package
    Assign an Application to an Entity
    Package Stages

  • Working with Writable Volumes

  • Default writable volume templates
    Writable volume policies at creation
    Updating and rescanning writable volumes
    Writable Volumes 2.x

  • Working with AppStacks

  • Enabling AppStacks
    Creating and provisioning AppStacks
    Assigning and updating AppStacks
    Overriding Precedence in AppStacks

  • Overview of Dynamic Environment Manager

  • Features and benefits
    Dynamic Environment Manager terminology
    User environment settings and scope
    User profile scenarios

  • Installation of Dynamic Environment Manager

  • Infrastructure and system requirements
    Dynamic Environment Manager Agent (FlexEngine) requirements
    Group Policy configuration
    Management Console configuration

  • Dynamic Environment Manager Settings

  • Personalization settings
    User environment settings
    Condition sets
    Application migration

  • Application Configuration Management

  • Predefined and user-customized application settings
    Using Application Profiler
    Using the Self-Support Tool
    Using the Helpdesk Support Tool

  • VMware Horizon 7 Smart Policies

  • Scope of Horizon 7 Smart Policies
    Configure Horizon 7 Smart Policies Settings
    Define Smart Policies Conditions


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and RDHS solutions will benefit from this course.




Experience with virtualized desktop implementation Familiarity with VMware Horizon


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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