This course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon© 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.
Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services.
Students attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:Use VMware vSphere©_ Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networksOpen a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server©_ and access the guest operating systemCreate snapshots of virtual machinesConfigure guest customization specificationsModify virtual machine propertiesConvert a virtual machine into a templateDeploy a virtual machine from a templateStudents should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronizationRestrict users’ activities by implementing Group Policy objectsConfigure Windows systems to allow Remote Desktop ConnectionsBuild an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:Identify VMware Horizon componentsInstall and configure View Connection ServerInstall and configure virtual desktopsConfigure and manage VMware Horizon©_ Client systemsConfigure and manage pools of physical and virtual machinesConfigure and manage automated pools of full virtual machinesConfigure and manage pools of linked-clone desktopsConfigure and manage automated pools of instant clonesConfigure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applicationsUse Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environmentConfigure secure access to virtual desktopsUse VMware User Environment Manager to manage user personalization and application configurationsDescribe steps to deploy profile managementUse VMware App Volumes to provision and manage applicationsManage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment