Overview

This five-day course gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You 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 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.
Product Alignment
VMware Horizon 8 v2212
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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you must have the following skills:
  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter® and access the guest operating system
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert a virtual machine to a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template
You must also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
  • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy Objects
  • Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database
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Delegates will learn how to

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Use vSphere to create VMs to be used as desktops for VMware Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Install and Configure Horizon Agent on a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the VMware Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Identify VMware Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements
  • Describe the authentication and certificate options for the VMware Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for the Horizon environment
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Outline

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
3 Introduction to Use Case
  • Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
4 vSphere for VMware Horizon
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your VMware vCenter System and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Create a Windows virtual machine using vSphere
5 Create Windows Desktops
  • Outline the steps to install Horizon Agent on Windows virtual machines
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Windows virtual Machine
  • Optimize and prepare Windows virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
6 Create Linux Desktops
  • Create a Linux VM for Horizon
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine
  • Optimize and prepare Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
7 Creating and Managing Desktop 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 the 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 Remote Desktop Session Host 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
  • Monitor the performance of the remote desktop using the Horizon Performance Tracker
12 Horizon Connection Server
  • Recognize the 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 AD LDS database as a critical {an important component?} component of the Horizon Connection Server installation
13 Horizon Protocols
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize the BLAST Codec options
  • List the ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe the BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations
14 Graphics in Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
15 Securing Connections: Network
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Configure TLS certificates in Horizon
16 Securing Connections: Authentication
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Restrict access to the Horizon remote desktops using restricted entitlements
  • Describe the smart card authentication methods that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Explain the purpose of permissions, roles, and privileges in VMware Horizon
  • Create custom roles
17 Horizon Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon environment
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication.
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
18 Horizon Cloud and Universal Broker
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon Cloud Service
  • Use Universal broker to connect to a Horizon Cloud instance
  • Configure and pair the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance with Horizon Connection Server
19 Workspace ONE Access and Virtual Application Management
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the requirements to install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
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