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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App volumes Fast Track v7.0

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Course Overview

This intensive five-day, extended-hours course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.

Course Length:  5 days

Audience:  Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for implementing desktop solutions

Prerequisites:  None

What You're Going To Learn

Identify VMware Horizon components Install and configure View Connection Server Install and configure virtual desktops Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines Configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications Use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment Configure secure access to virtual desktops Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and User Environment Manager Demonstrate the architectures of App Volumes and User Environment Manager Install and configure App Volumes Create and deploy AppStacks and writable volumes Install and configure User Environment Manager Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings

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Course Outline

1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics Course objectives Identify additional resources

2 – INTRODUCTION TO VMWARE HORIZON

Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

3 – VIEW CONNECTION SERVER

Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server License VMware Horizon components

4 – VMWARE HORIZON POOLS & DESKTOPS

Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

5 – HORIZON CLIENT OPTIONS

Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation Explain USB redirection and options Describe the power states for desktops Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing

6 – CREATING AUTOMATED POOLS OF FULL VIRTUAL MACHINES

Recognize how an automated pool operates Compare dedicated-assignment and floating assignment pools Outline the steps to create an automated pool and examine the entitlement of desktops

7 – CREATING AND MANAGING LINKED-CLONE DESKTOPS

Describe the VMware linked-clone technology Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones Outline the system requirements for View Composer Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk Setup an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones

8 – CREATING AND MANAGING INSTANT-CLONE POOLS

Identify the advantages of instant clones Identify the requirements of instant clones Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones

9 – CREATING RDS DESKTOP AND APPLICATION POOLS

Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool Explain how the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms and load balance

10 – VMWARE HORIZON 7 AUTHENTICATION

Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports Describe the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on Identify TrueSSO single sign-on components

11 – MANAGING VMWARE HORIZON SECURITY

Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops Compare the benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation

12 – COMMAND-LINE TOOLS & BACKUP OPTIONS

Describe key View 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 Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

13 – VMWARE HORIZON PERFORMANCE AND SCALABILITY

Describe the purpose of a replica server Compare a replica server to a standard connection server Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance

14 – OVERVIEW OF APP VOLUMES ENTERPRISE

App Volumes User Environment Manager VMware ThinApp®

15 – OVERVIEW OF APP VOLUMES

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

16 – INSTALLATION OF APP VOLUMES

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

17 – WORKING WITH APPSTACKS

Creating and provisioning AppStacks Managing and updating AppStacks Using AppStacks in virtual desktops Using AppStacks in a Remote Desktop Services host Best practices for AppStacks

18 – WORKING WITH WRITABLE VOLUMES

Default writable volume templates Writable volume policies at creation Updating and rescanning writable volumes

19 – OVERVIEW OF USER ENVIROMENT MANAGER

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

20 – INSTALLATION OF USER MANAGEMENT ENVIROMENT

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

21 – USER ENVIROMENT MANAGER SETTINGS

Personalization settings User environment settings Condition sets Application migration

22 – APPLICATION CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

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

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