Overview

This three-day, hands-on training provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in deploying and managing VMware Horizon® Cloud ServiceTM on Microsoft Azure. This training increases your skill and competence in using the VMware Horizon® Cloud Administration Console and Microsoft Azure portal.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Intended Audience:

  • System administrators and system integrators

Delegates will learn how to

  • List the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure features and benefits
  • Identify the Horizon Cloud and Microsoft Licensing deployment options, requirements, and processes
  • List the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure system architecture components
  • Interpret the Horizon Cloud basic architecture diagrams
  • Discuss topics relevant to Horizon Cloud and Microsoft Azure
  • Summarize the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure analytics and monitoring capabilities
  • Discuss the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure networking concepts, connectivity considerations, and required ports
  • Define the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure scalability options
  • Discuss the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Active Directory integration
  • Determine the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Active Directory requirements
  • Determine steps and requirements to deploy Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure
  • Identify the Horizon Cloud upgrade features and benefits
  • Outline steps to deploy nodes in Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure
  • List steps to convert the master virtual machine to an assignable image
  • Outline steps to create a Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) farm and Remote Desktop Server (RDS) desktop pools
  • Describe how a user can access an application by using the RDS Farm
  • Compare dedicated assignment and floating assignment
  • Outline steps to create desktop and application assignments and entitlements
  • Describe capabilities that the Cloud Service Admin UI provides for monitoring the health of an RDSH farm
  • Describe VMware User Environment ManagerTM and its architecture
  • Explain the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Explain the User Environment Manager profile management and its features
  • Compare and describe the VMware Identity ManagerTM deployment models
  • Discuss the Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure critical issues

Outline

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure
• List the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure features and benefits
• Identify the available Horizon Cloud and Microsoft licensing options
• Describe the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure deployment options and process
• List the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure system architecture components
• Interpret the Horizon Cloud basic architecture diagrams
• Discuss topics that are relevant to Horizon Cloud
• Discuss topics that are relevant to Microsoft Azure
• Understand the concept of Remote Desktop Session Host farms
• Determine the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure configuration prerequisites

3 Connectivity and Networking
• Summarize Horizon Cloud connectivity considerations and tasks
• Discuss the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure networking concepts
• Identify ports required for local connections, remote connections, and endpoint operating system firewall rules

4 Active Directory
• List features and limitations of supported Active Directory configurations
• Discuss Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Active Directory integration best practices
• Determine Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Active Directory requirements

5 Deployment and Upgrades
• Determine steps and requirements to deploy Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure
• Recognize the Horizon Cloud Administration Console options available to administrators

6 Image Management
• Outline the process and choices to set up master virtual machines
• Identify the configuration choices for importing master virtual machines
• List steps to install the user software on the master virtual machine
• Identify steps to convert a configured master virtual machine to an assignable image

7 RDSH Farms
• Outline the process and configuration choices that are available while creating the RDSH farm
• Identify the different desktops models supported in an RDSH farm
• Explain power management options in the RDSH farm
• Compare rolling maintenance
• List actions that can be performed on farms listed on the Administration Console's Farms page
• List the actions to assign an application to a user or group
• List prerequisites for creating an RDSH session assignment
• Identify steps for creating an RDSH assignment

8 VDI Desktops
• Compare dedicated assignment and floating assignment
• Outline steps to create a VDI desktop assignment
• Explain the entitlement of desktops

9 Managing Assignable Images
• Manage assignable images
• Update agent, images, and farms

10 User Environment Manager
• Identify the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
• List the User Environment Manager components
• Describe User Environment Manager and its architecture
• Identify User Environment Manager profile management and its features
• Describe User Environment Manager Smart Policies

11 VMware Identity Manager
• Describe VMware Workspace™ ONE™
• Learn ways to deliver VMware Identity Manager
• Integrate Horizon Cloud with VMware Identity Manager

12 Scalability Considerations
• Define the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure scalability options
• Apply RDS hosts and farms scaling
• Justify the deployment of multiple Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure environments
• Evaluate cost analysis and sizing considerations

13 Troubleshooting
• Discuss the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure troubleshooting basics
• Discuss the Horizon Cloud troubleshooting basics

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