This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users.
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
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
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- Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
- Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
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There are no prerequisites for this course.
1 - Course Introduction
- Introductions and course logistics
- Course objectives
2 - Introduction to VMware Horizon
- Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
- Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
3 - Introduction to Use Case
- Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
- Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
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
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
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
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 floating-assignment pools
- Outline the steps to create an automated pool
- Define user entitlement
- Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies
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
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
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
11 - Monitoring VMware Horizon
- Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
- Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool