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VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

Course Details

This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon. You will gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of 15 hands-on labs. View includes: VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, andView security server.

Prior to obtaining the VCP6-DTM, candidates must attend an authorized VMware training course. This course satisfies the training requirement.

Certification:

VMware Certified Professional 6 - Desktop & Mobility (VCP6-DTM)

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere©
  • Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:
    • Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine from a template.
    • Modify a vCenter Server customization specification.
    • Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system.

       

Course Agenda

1. Introduction to Horizon and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components

2. View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and syslog server

3. View Desktops

  • Preparing virtual machines as View desktops
  • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Install Horizon™ View Agent™ in a template
  • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it

4. Horizon Client Options

  • Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client

5. Creating and Managing Automated Pools

  • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
  • Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
  • Compare storage options, including VMware Virtual SAN™

6. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Overview of View Composer operations
  • Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  • Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
  • Manage linked-clone desktops
  • Manage persistent disks

7. Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
  • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  • Mange application pools

8. Using View Administrator

  • Configure the View environment
  • Compare authentication options for desktop access
  • Manage users, sessions, and policies
  • Implement role-based delegated administration
  • Monitor the View environment

9. Managing View Security

  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server

10. View Persona Management

  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
  • Configure a View Persona Management deployment
  • Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment

11. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases

12. View Performance and Scalability

  • Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments