VMware® Horizon: Design and Deploy v6.0

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Overview

This course presents a methodology for designing and deploying a VMware Horizon® solution. The design methodology includes recommendations for the type of information and data that must be gathered and analyzed to make sound design decisions.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Assess the business and application requirements of an environment
  • Design a Horizon infrastructure architecture that addresses the needs of the environment and follows VMware best practices
  • Document a design that can be implemented
  • Design and deploy a comprehensive Horizon solution

Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing Horizon solutions.

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Infrastructure Assessment

  • Define customer business objectives
  • Gather and analyze business and application requirements
  • Use a systematic methodology to evaluate and document design decisions

View Design

  • Identify the design process to build a Horizon solution
  • Use the Horizon reference architecture to deploy a Horizon solution
  • Outline the process to define a use case
  • Determine use cases for a given business case study

Pool & Desktop Design

  • Map use cases to Horizon instances and Horizon pools
  • Create and deploy desktop pools for a given use case
  • List the key considerations for sizing hardware for a desktop virtual machine
  • Identify key virtual desktop performance tuning and Windows optimizations and their effect on Horizon performance

Horizon Block & Pod Design

  • Identify the components of a typical Horizon block and pod
  • Outline the relationships between Horizon management block components
  • Design a Horizon desktop block and pod configuration for a given use case
  • Configure cloud pod architecture for multisite pool access

VMware Infrastructure Design

  • Identify factors and design decisions that determine the sizing for VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Estimate and size CPU and memory requirements
  • Describe the design considerations for sizing network capacity
  • Outline the privileges that are required by an administrative user account

Storage Design

  • Identify factors that determine the sizing for shared storage
  • Identify benefits of using tiered storage for linked-clone pools
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using View Storage Accelerator
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using persistent disks and disposable-files disks in linked-clone desktops
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using VMware Virtual SAN™

Network & Security Design

  • Identify the design decisions related to bandwidth utilization
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using load balancing and traffic management
  • Identify the best practices for avoiding network congestion
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using firewalls for DMZ based security servers

End-User Session & Device Design

  • Identify VMware best practices for Active Directory (AD) containers, groups, and GPO policies in a Horizon solution
  • Discuss alternatives for managing user profiles
  • Describe benefits of using View Persona Management
  • Identify client device characteristics and requirements

Deploying & Managing Applications

  • Describe the importance of the application delivery mechanism
  • Determine which Horizon application tool should be used to accomplish which business objectives
  • Design and create RDS farms and application pools to support the deployment of applications

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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