This  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® ۷ through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.

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

Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations

Describe steps to deploy profile management

Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications

Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment

Course Introduction

Review course goals

Review course objectives

Review the course outline

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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

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

Configure View Connection Server

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

Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment

Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users

Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies

List the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

Horizon Client Options

Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation

Explain USB redirection and options

Describe the power states for desktops

Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client

Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing

Explain the Virtual Printing architecture

Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing

Explain the location-based printing feature

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

Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

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

Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones

Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines

Compare the linked-clone management


Describe the management operations for persistent disks

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

Identify the advantages of instant clones

Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones

Identify the requirements of instant clones

Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines

Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration

Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that

uses instant clones

Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7

Describe the creation of instant clones

Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool

Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool

Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a

farm, and an 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

Describe the load-balancing options for RDS


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

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

Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used

Explain a direct connection

List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager

Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture

Explain the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits

Explain User Environment Manager profile management and its features

Use the User Environment Manager management

console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

Explain how App Volumes works

Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes

Identify the interface elements of App Volumes

Install and configure App Volumes

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

Explain why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users

Identify the log locations for each VMware

Horizon component

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

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