VMware Horizon with View: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]

Duration: 4 days

This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon.

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Course Overview

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Identify View components
• Install and configure View Connection Server
• Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
• Configure and manage VMware Horizon™ Client™ systems
• Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
• Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
• Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
• Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
• Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
• Configure secure access to View desktops
• Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
• Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment
Course Outline
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
Lesson 2: Introduction to Horizon and View
• Overview of Horizon 6
• Introduce View features and components
Lesson 3: View Connection Server
• Install and configure View Connection Server
• Configure View events database and syslog server
Lesson 4: View Desktops
• Prepare 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
Lesson 5: 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
Lesson 6: 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™
Lesson 7: 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
Lesson 8: 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
Lesson 9: 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
Lesson 10: Managing View Security
• Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
• Configure the View security server
Lesson 11: 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
Lesson 12: 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
Lesson 13: 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


  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere®

Target audience

System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure

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