Horizon Courses Details

Course Description

VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management & VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration. This training collection gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will build on 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. Additionally, you will learn how to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

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
•  Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
•  Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
•  Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
•  Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
•  Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives2  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 VMware Horizon
•  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 floating-assignment pools
•  Outline the steps to create an automated pool
•  Define user entitlement
•  Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level 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, and the 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

12  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

13  Horizon Connection Server
•  Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
•  Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
•  Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
•  Configure the Horizon event database
•  Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
•  Discuss the ADAM database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation

14  Authentication and Certificates
•  Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
•  Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
•  Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
•  Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
•  Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
•  Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
•  Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment

15  Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application Management
•  Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
•  Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
•  Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
•  Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
•  Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
•  Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
•  Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

16  Horizon Protocols
•  Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
•  Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
•  Describe BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations

17  Graphic Cards
•  Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
•  Compare vSGA and vDGA
•  List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a VMware Horizon environment

18  Horizon Scalability
•  Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
•  Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
•  Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication and VIPA
•  Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options

19  Horizon Security
•  Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
•  Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
•  Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
•  List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
•  List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
•  Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three
network interfaces