Overview

VMware Video on Demand offers a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training, delivering modular videos that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Official e-courseware
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers*
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace


*Exam vouchers only available where VMware include within the VOD bundle. Please contact us to find out if this bundle includes an exam voucher.

Overview:

This hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7

Intended Audience:

  • Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services
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Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

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Objectives

  • Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe how to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues
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Outline

Course Introduction

  • Review course goals
  • Review course objectives
  • Review the course outline
  • Find additional resources after this course

Evolution of VMware Horizon

  • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

  • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
  • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Describe instant clones
  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Explain a direct connection
  • List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
  • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
  • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

  • Explain how App Volumes works
  • Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
  • Install and configure App Volumes

Troubleshooting an Upgrade

  • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
  • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support
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