VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]




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    Course Information

    The present course enables you to deliver virtual desktops and applications using a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. It helps you to install, configure, and manage VMware Horizon 7. In addition, you will be able to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, manage security and deliver customized desktop environment.

    Course Objective:

    As you complete the course, you will be able to

    • Acknowledge VMware components
    • Install and configure virtual desktops, view configuration server
    • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems, physical and virtual machines, automated pools of full virtual machines, and etc.
    • Configure VMware Horizon environment using Horizon Administrator
    • Use VMware User Environment Manager
    • Deploy profile management
    • Use VMware App Volumes
    • VMware Horizon deployment, performance, and scalability


    1. Course Introduction

    • Review course goals and objectives
    • Additional resources

    2. Introduction to VMware Horizon

    • VMware Horizon: Features and Benefits
    • VMware Horizon component: Functions
    • Virtual desktop and application infrastructure: Use case

    3. View Connection Server

    • VMware vSphere® Requirements
    • Network and firewall configurations
    • Licensing the VMware Horizon components
    • Configuration of View Connection Server

    4. VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops

    • Setup VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
    • Remote display protocols
    • VMware Horizon operations
    • Configuration choices for Horizon Agent installation
    • Template setup for desktop pool deployment
    • Monitor and manage view users information
    • Global policies, pool-level, and user-level policies

    5. Horizon Client Options

    • Horizon Client installation requirements
    • USB redirection and options
    • Virtual Printing architecture, configuration, and benefits
    • Location-based printing feature

    6. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

    • Automated pool operations and creation
    • Dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools

    7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops

    • VMware linked-clone technology
    • View composer system requirements
    • Persistent and System disk
    • Parent and the replica virtual machines
    • Linked-clone management operations

    8. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools

    • Instant clones: Types, Requirements, Creation
    • Delegate pool administration
    • Instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
    • Automated pool of instant clones setup

    9. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

    • RDS desktop pool and An automated pool
    • Single application access by using the RDS application pool
    • Relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
    • RDS desktop pool and an application pool creation
    • Load-balancing options for RDS hosts

    10. VMware Horizon 7 Authentication

    • True SSO single sign-on and identification of components
    • Authentication options to View Connection Server supports

    11. Managing VMware Horizon Security

    • Tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
    • VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ Benefits
    • Direct connections and its advantages

    12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

    • Use case and Benefits
    • Profile management and its features
    • Architecture and functional areas

    13. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

    • App Volumes: Features, Functions, and Benefits
    • Installation and configuration of App Volumes

    14. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

    • key View Connection Server features
    • Kiosk mode: Purpose and configuration
    • View Connection Server: Domain limitation to end users

    15. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

    • Replica server
    • Synchronization of multiple VMware Horizon servers
    • Best practices for multi-server deployment in a pod
    • VMware Horizon performance improvement with load-balancing capability.


    • Technical personnel working in the IT departments
    • People responsible for the delivery of remote/virtual desktop services


    The participant must have the below-mentioned infrastructure skills.

    • Use VMware vSphere web client
    • Create guest customization specifications
    • Create virtual machine snapshots, modify properties
    • Convert virtual machine into a template and vice-versa i.e., deploy the virtual machine from a template.


    The participants should have Microsoft Windows administration experience and must be able to

    • Configure Active Directory Services like DNS, DHCP, and synchronization of time
    • Implement Group Policy objects
    • Configure Windows systems
    • ODBC connection building with the SQL Server database.


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