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VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage [V8.8]

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

Tier 1 Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon

Overview

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
Use vSphere to create VMs to be used as desktops for VMware Horizon
Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
Install and Configure Horizon Agent on a VMware Horizon desktop
Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
Configure and manage the VMware Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the VMware Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
Identify VMware Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements
Describe the authentication and certificate options for the VMware Horizon environment
Recognize the integration process and benefits of Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8
Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

Description

This five-day course gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You build on your skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon© 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. Additionally, you learn how to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon© Connection Server , VMware Unified Access Gateway , how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
Introduction to Use Case
  • Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
vSphere for VMware Horizon
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Use VMware vSphere© Client to access your VMware vCenter System and VMware ESXi hosts
  • Create a Windows virtual machine using vSphere
Create Windows Desktops
  • Outline the steps to install Horizon Agent on Windows virtual machines
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Windows virtual Machine
  • Optimize and prepare Windows virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
Create Linux Desktops
  • Create a Linux VM for Horizon
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine
  • Optimize and prepare Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
Creating and Managing Desktop Pools
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the VMware Horizon© Connection Server inventory
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Define user entitlement
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies
VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Access the Horizon desktop using various Horizon clients and HTML
  • Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and the shared folders option
  • Configure session collaboration and media optimization for Microsoft Teams
Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Explain the provisioning technology used for instant clone desktop pools
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
  • Push updated images to instant clone desktop pools
Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon Client
  • Use the instant clone technology to automate the build-out of Remote Desktop Session Host farms
  • Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
  • Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool
  • Monitor the performance of the remote desktop using the Horizon Performance Tracker
Horizon Connection Server
  • Recognize the VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Configure the Horizon event database
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
  • Discuss the AD LDS database as a critical {an important component} component of the Horizon Connection Server installation
Horizon Protocols
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize the BLAST Codec options
  • List the ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe the BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations
Graphics in Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
Securing Connections: Network
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Configure TLS certificates in Horizon
Securing Connections: Authentication
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Restrict access to the Horizon remote desktops using restricted entitlements
  • Describe the smart card authentication methods that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Explain the purpose of permissions, roles, and privileges in VMware Horizon
  • Create custom roles
Horizon Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon environment
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication.
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
Horizon Cloud and Universal Broker
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon Cloud Service
  • Use Universal broker to connect to a Horizon Cloud instance
  • Configure and pair the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance with Horizon Connection Server
Workspace ONE Access and Virtual Application Management
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the requirements to install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage [V8.8] training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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