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

This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon™ View™ component of VMware Horizon™. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. View includes: VMware View® Manager™, VMware View® Composer™, and View security server. This course is based on the Horizon 6 release.

Before attending this course, you must be able to administer a vSphere 5 environment.

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Introduction to Horizon and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components
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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™
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View Desktops

  • Prepare 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
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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
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View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and syslog server
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 deploymentView Persona Management
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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
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Prerequisite:

  • Systems administration experience on Windows or Linux
  • VMware vSphere certification preferred
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Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options

  • Configure the View security serverManaging View Security
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Cost and Duration:

Cost: £899

8 weeks – Part Time (Evenings or Weekends)

This course will prepare you for the VCP6-Desktop Certification

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