VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management

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.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
  • Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    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 floatingassignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Define user entitlement
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and userlevel 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, andthe 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
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

    Other 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

    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

    VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management

    $2,550 | This course is VMware-Eligible
    Course Length : 3 Days
     

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