This two-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You 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.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
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

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Horizon Connection Server

  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
    Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
    Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
    Configure 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

  • 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

  • Workspace ONE Access & Virtual ApplicationManagement

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Administrators and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and administration of an organization's end-user computing infrastructure.




Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following 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 Attendees 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

Length: 30.0 days (16 hours)


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