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VMware Horizon View 6.2: Install, Configure, Manage

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VMware Horizon View 6.2: Install, Configure, Manage

 
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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 t... READ MORE

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VMware Horizon View 6.2: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Length: 4 Days

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.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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

Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere
  • Completion of Course: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 5.5) (VICM)

Intended Audience

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

VMware Horizon View 6.2: Install, Configure, Manage

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to Horizon View

  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components

Module 3: View Connection Server

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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: 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

Module 6: 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

Module 7: 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

Module 8: 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

Module 9: 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

Module 10: Managing View Security

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

Module 11: 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

Module 12: 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

Module 13: 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

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT)

The VMware Certified Professional 6 - Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification is designed for System Engineers and Desktop Virtualization Specialists with a foundation in vSphere implementation and administration. Earning this certification validates your skills implementing, installing, and configuring a VMware Horizon with View 6.x environment deployed on VMware vSphere, including:

  • creating and administering virtual desktops
  • configuring and administering View, Mirage and the Workspace Portal
  • configuring host networking and storage
  • working with DRS, HA, and other cluster-related vSphere features

 

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