VMware® Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage v6.2

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Overview

This hands-on training course gives students the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. It builds upon the skills of installing, configuring, and managing the View component.

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 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop and application pools
  • Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
  • Configure secure access to View virtual machines
  • 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

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Horizon 6 and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components
  • Explain how View can be operated in FIPS mode

View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and the Syslog server

View Desktops

  • Prepare Windows virtual machines as View desktops
  • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Install View Agent in a virtual machine template
  • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
  • Compare Windows and Linux VDI virtual machines

Horizon Client Options

  • Describe Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe Horizon Client for mobile devices with biometric authentication
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Compare options for client drive redirection

Creating & Managing Automated Pools

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

Creating & Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

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

Creating & Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm of hosts
  • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  • Manage application pools
  • Explain how linked clones provide automated management of RDS server farms

Using View Administrator

  • Configure the View environment
  • Compare authentication options for desktop access
  • Compare 3D rendering options such as vDGA and GRID vGPU
  • Manage administrators, users, sessions, and policies
  • Monitor the View environment

Managing View Security

  • Describe recommended network configurations and
  • authentication options
  • Configure the View security server
  • Describe Access Point, a Linux-based alternative for the DMZ

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 multi-server deployments to create a View pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods

Training provider

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