VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [v7.10]

Course code: H7ICM-710

Exam Code: H7ICM-710

Duration: 40 Hours

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [v7.10] This five-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 installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users. 

Objective

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

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Describe the purpose of Horizon Agent
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a  VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle automated pools of full VMs
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops and linked-clone desktops
  • Install and configure View Composer
  • Outline the steps and benefits for using TLS CA signed certificates in VMware Horizon environments
  • Use the role-based delegation to administer a VMware Horizon environment
  • Configure secure access to VMware Horizon desktops
  • Understand and create Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Install and configure App Volumes to deliver and manage applications
  • Deploy VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™ for user and application management
  • Install and configure a Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) server for managing JMP components
  • Describe VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Smart Policies
  • Use the command-line tools available in VMware Horizon to back up and restore the required VMware  Horizon databases
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment
  • Identify the benefits of the Cloud Pod Architecture feature for large-scale VMware Horizon deployments

 

Target Audience

Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services

Outline
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • •  Convert customer requirements to use case attributes
  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a Horizon® Connection ServerTM instance
  • Outline the process and choices to set up Windows VMware Horizon VMs
  • Assign vCPUs and RAM to Windows VMs
  • Create Windows VMs
  • Configure VMware ESXiTM host virtual switches
  • Optimize the performance of Windows VMs
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the Horizon Connection Server inventory
  • Define user entitlement
  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation on a Windows system
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Describe the shared folders option
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Describe how an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Describe VMware linked-clone technology
  • Explain why both a parent VM and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe instant clones
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Identify the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM in the DMZ
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Describe a direct connection in a VMware Horizon environment
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • Describe how direct connections are enabled
Prerequisites

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

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