Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]




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    Course Information

    This four-day training course provides requisite skills to install, configure and manage the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon. The course is based on the Horizon 6 release. The training will impart foundational knowledge of the domain through completion of hands-on labs and lectures that upgrade their skills to operate on a Horizon View component.

    The Horizon View consists of: 

    • VMware View Manager
    • VMware View Composer
    • View Security Server

    In order to attend this course, participants should be able to perform the following tasks:

    • Alter a vCenter Server customization specification.
    • Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server system, deploying a virtual machine from the template.
    • Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system.


    1. Course Introduction

    • Introduction to course logistics
    • Course objectives

    2. Introduction to Horizon and View

    • Overview of Horizon 6
    • Introducing View features and components

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

    4. View Desktops
    • Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
    • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
    • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
    • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
    • Install Horizon™ View Agent™ in a template

    5. Horizon Client Options
    • Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
    • Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client
    • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients

    6. Creating and Managing Automated Pools

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

      7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools 

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

      8. Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

      • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
      • Manage application pools
      • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
      • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools

      9. Using View Administrator
      • Configure the View environment
      • Manage users, sessions, and policies
      • Compare authentication options for desktop access
      • Monitor the View environment
      • Implement role-based delegated administration

      10.  Managing View Security
      • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options 
      • Configure the View security server

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

      12. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
      • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
      • Back up the View databases
      • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
      • Restore the View databases

      13.  View Performance and Scalability 

      • Describe multi-server deployments to create a pod 
      • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments
      • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod


      The VMware Horizon (with View) ICM V6.0 training course is ideal for those working with the profiles of:

      • System administrators
      • System integrators who are responsible for deploying the VMware virtual desktop architecture


      Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following:

      • Experience working on VMware vSphere
      • Relevant Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration


      Name Code Fee
      VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - [VCP6-DTM] VCP6-DTM USD 276



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