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VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track (VHICMAVFT)

Detailed 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 and 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 and 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 Environment Manager

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

20 Installation of User Environment Manager

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

21 User Environment 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