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


This hands-on course, equivalent to one day of training, builds skills in post-deployment configuration and administration of VMware Horizon® 7. The configuration and administration skills are focused on the inclusion of VMware vSAN™ 6.7 storage datastores for desktop pools and virtual machines deployed and managed by VMware Horizon 7.

Product Alignment

  • VMware ESXi™
  • VMware vCenter Server® 6.7
  • vSAN 6.7
  • VMware Horizon 7.7
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  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services
  • Working experience of enterprise switching and routing
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls

Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:

  • VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
  • VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
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  • Identify vSAN and VMware Horizon 7 integration considerations
  • Recognize the benefits of using vSAN as the native storage for VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe basic VMware Horizon 7 architecture and components
  • Identify the vSAN features that benefit VMware Horizon 7
  • Describe key vSAN characteristics
  • Identify ways to overcome vSAN limitations in a VMware Horizon 7 environment
  • Define hardware, software, and storage requirements for a given use case
  • Identify desktop pool use cases and how these cases affect vSAN datastore sizing
  • Configure a desktop pool for a given use case
  • Determine and configure the correct vSAN storage policies for VMware Horizon 7
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Outline: 1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center

2 Integrating vSAN with VMware Horizon 7

  • Identify vSAN and VMware Horizon 7 integration considerations
  • Describe basic vSAN architecture
  • Describe basic VMware Horizon 7 architecture
  • Identify key vSAN characteristics that affect VMware Horizon 7 design and sizing
  • Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Identify ways that vSAN benefits VMware Horizon 7
  • Recognize vSAN features that are key to increasing storage performance in VMware Horizon 7
  • Identify ways to overcome vSAN limitations with VMware Horizon 7

3 Configuring vSAN for Horizon 7

  • Define hardware, software, and storage requirements for a specific use case.
  • Configure a desktop pool for a specific use case.
  • Recognize vSAN sizing considerations for VMware Horizon 7
  • Determine the appropriate vSAN sizing and cluster type for a VMware Horizon 7 environment or pool
  • Apply vSAN design considerations
  • Describe the expansion of a vSAN cluster
  • Configure vSAN disk groups

4 Configuring VMware Horizon 7 to use vSAN

  • Identify Horizon Connection Server requirements
  • Configure Horizon Connection Server storage settings
  • Describe how to configure the event database
  • Describe the function of View Composer
  • Describe replica tiering
  • Identify vSAN datastore requirements for linked-clone desktop pools
  • Deploy linked-clone desktops from a vSAN datastore
  • Optimize storage for instant-clone desktops
  • Describe replica and instant-clone virtual machine storage options

5 vSAN Policies for VMware Horizon Desktops

  • Explain how storage policies work with VMware Horizon 7
  • Explain virtual machine storage policies
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status
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QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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