VMware® Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage v6.0

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam code: VCP6-DT
Certificate: VMware Certified Professional 6 Desktop (VCP6-DT)

Overview

This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon™ View™ component of VMware Horizon™.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Identify View components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon™ Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
  • Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
  • Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
  • Configure secure access to View desktops
  • Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
  • Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

Audience

System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure.

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Horizon and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and syslog server

View Desktops

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

Horizon Client Options

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

Creating and Managing Automated Pools

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

Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

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

Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

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

Using View Administrator

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

Managing View Security

  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server

View Persona Management

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

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases

View Performance and Scalability

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

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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