About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code VMWAREV62
Duration 4 Days
Special Notices

Please note: this course is currently under development by VMware. Expected General Availability is 21st of December 2015. A Schedule of training will be advertised as soon as possible. In the meantime, please call for further information or to register interest.

This hands-on training course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. It builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the View component of VMware Horizon™ 6, release 6.2, through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. This course teaches you how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide end users a customized desktop environment.

Prerequisites

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere®
  • Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine

Delegates will learn how to

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Identify View components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop and application pools
  • Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
  • Configure secure access to View virtual machines
  • Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
  • Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Horizon 6 and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components
  • Explain how View can be operated in FIPS mode

View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and the Syslog server

View Desktops

  • Prepare Windows virtual machines as View desktops
  • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Install View Agent in a virtual machine template
  • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
  • Compare Windows and Linux VDI virtual machines

Horizon Client Options

  • Describe Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe Horizon Client for mobile devices with biometric authentication
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Compare options for client drive redirection

Creating and Managing Automated Pools

  • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
  • Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
  • Compare storage options, including VMware Virtual SAN™

Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Overview of View Composer operations
  • Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  • Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN
  • Manage linked-clone desktops
  • Manage persistent disks

Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm of hosts
  • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  • Manage application pools
  • Explain how linked clones provide automated management of RDS server farms

Using View Administrator

  • Configure the View environment
  • Compare authentication options for desktop access
  • Compare 3D rendering options such as vDGA and GRID vGPU
  • Manage administrators, users, sessions, and policies
  • Monitor the View environment

Managing View Security

  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server
  • Describe Access Point, a Linux-based alternative for the DMZ

View Persona Management

  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
  • Configure a View Persona Management deployment
  • Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases

View Performance and Scalability

  • Describe multiserver deployments to create a View pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods


Essentials

4 Days

Duration
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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