Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V7]




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    VMware Horizon Install, Configure, & Manage [v7] training course renders elementary skills to candidates for creating virtual desktops and applications using a single virtual infrastructure. This course helps in to build knowledge to install, configure and manage Horizon 7 Administrator.

    Through this certification course, the candidates can get the fundamental understanding of configuring and deploying a storehouse of virtual machines, managing security, and building a customized desktop environment for users.

    Mercury Solutions provides a combination of the classroom environment and hands-on lab experience that help the candidates to validate the theoretical understanding in a practical environment. With the ease of applications and delivery of latest tools and technologies offered by VMware, Mercury Solutions create an exhaustive training environment that up-scales the skill set of the learner.


    1. Course Introduction

    • Reviewing course goals
    • Reviewing course objectives
    • Reviewing the course outline
    • Finding additional resources after this course

    2. Introduction to VMware Horizon

    • Recognizing the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
    • Identifying the major function of each VMware Horizon component
    • Defining a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

    3. View Connection Server

    • Identifying the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
    • Describing the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
    • Licensing VMware Horizon components
    • Configuring View Connection Server

    4. VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

    • Outlining the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
    • Comparing the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
    • Listing the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
    • Outlining the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
    • Identifying the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
    • Listing the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

    5. Horizon Client Options

    • Describing the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
    • Explaining USB redirection and options
    • Describing the power states for desktops
    • Discussing the benefits of Virtual Printing
    • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
    • Describing the configuration options for Virtual Printing
    • Explaining the location-based printing feature

    6. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

    • Recognize how an automated pool operates
    • Comparing dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
    • Outlining the steps to create an automated pool
    • Examining the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

    7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

    • Describing the VMware linked clone technology
    • Outlining the system requirements for View Composer
    • Describing the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
    • Comparing the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
    • Comparing the linked-clone management operations
    • Describing the management operations for persistent disks

    8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

    • Identifying the advantages of instant clones
    • Distinguishing View Composer clones from instant clones
    • Identifying the requirements of instant clones
    • Describing the types of instant-clone virtual machines
    • Describing instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
    • Describing the creation of instant clones
    • Setting up an automated pool of instant clones

    9. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

    • Explaining the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
    • Describing how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
    • Creating an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
    • Describing the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

    10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

    • Comparing the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
    • Describing the purpose of TrueSSO single sign-on
    • Identifying TrueSSO single sign-on components

    11. Managing VMware Horizon Security

    • Comparing tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
    • Comparing the benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
    • Listing the advantages of direct connections

    12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

    • Identifying the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
    • Describing User Environment Manager and its architecture
    • Explaining the User Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
    • Explaining User Environment Manager profile management and its features

    13. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

    • Explaining how App Volumes works
    • Identifying the features and benefits of App Volumes
    • Identifying the interface elements of App Volumes
    • Install and configure App Volumes

    14. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

    • Describing key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
    • Explaining the purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
    • Identifying the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

    15. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

    • Describing the purpose of a replica server
    • Comparing a replica server to a standard connection server
    • Explaining how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
    • Describing how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance


    This course is intended for technicians who are working in the IT departments of end-customer companies, or people who are responsible for the delivering remote or virtual desktop services.


    Candidates attending this course should carry at a minimum the following VMware infrastructure skills:

    • Using VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
    • Opening a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
    • Creating snapshots of virtual machines
    • Modifying virtual machine properties


    Name Code Fee
    VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - [VCP6-DTM] VCP6-DTM USD 276
    VMware Certified Associate (VCA) - [VCA] VCA USD 138



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