VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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Course Description:

VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop
Management & VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration. This training collection gives you the hands-on skills to
deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will build on your
skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how
to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users.
Additionally, you will learn how to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You learn how to install
and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load
balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
• Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
• Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
• Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
• Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™
systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
• Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
• Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
• Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
• Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
• Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
• Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
• Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
• Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
• Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Horizon
• Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
• Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of
Horizon

3 Introduction to Use Case
• Define a use case for your virtual desktop and
application infrastructure
• Convert customer requirements to use-case
attributes

4 vSphere for Horizon 8
• Explain basic virtualization concepts
• Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your
vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
• Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine

5 VMware Horizon Desktops
• Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using
vSphere
• Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual
machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs

6 VMware Horizon Agents
• Outline the configuration choices when installing
Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual
machines
• Create a gold master for Windows Horizon
desktops

7 VMware Horizon Pools
• Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop
pool deployment
• List the steps to add desktops to the VMware
Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
• Compare dedicated-assignment and floatingassignment pools
• Outline the steps to create an automated pool
• Define user entitlement
• Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and userlevel policies

8 VMware Horizon Client Options
• Describe the different clients and their benefits
• Access Horizon desktop using various Horizon
clients and HTML
• Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and
the shared folders option
• Configure session collaboration and media
optimization for Microsoft Teams

9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop
Pools
• List the advantages of instant clones
• Explain the provisioning technology used for instant
clone desktop pools
• Set up an automated pool of instant clones
• Push updated images to instant clone desktop
pools

10 Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
• Explain the difference between an RDS desktop
pool and an automated pool
• Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a
farm, and an application pool
• Create an RDS desktop pool and an application
pool
• Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon
Client
• Use the instant clone technology to automate the
build-out of RDSH farms
• Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm

11 Monitoring VMware Horizon
• Monitor the status of the Horizon components
using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
• Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool

12 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

13 Horizon Connection Server

• Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture

• Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported
features

• Identify the recommended system requirements for
Horizon Connection Server
• Configure the Horizon event database
• Outline the steps for the initial configuration of
Horizon Connection Server
• Discuss the ADAM database as a critical
component of Horizon Connection Server
installation

14 VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
• Compare the authentication options that Horizon
Connection Server supports
• Describe the Smartcard authentication options that
Horizon Connection Server supports
• Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator
and custom roles
• Describe the roles available in a Horizon
environment
• Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon
Connection Server
• Install and configure certificates for Horizon
Connection Server
• Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon
environment

15 Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application
Management
• Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace
ONE Access
• Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console
features
• Explain identity management in Workspace ONE
Access
• Explain access management in Workspace ONE
Access
• Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory
integration
• Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory
integration
• Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

16 VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
• Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
• Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server
instances in a pod maintain synchronization
• Describe the 3D rendering options available in
Horizon 8
• List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in
a Horizon environment
• Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon
environment
• Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP
replication and VIPA
• Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability
options

17 Managing VMware Horizon Security
• Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon
connections
• Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
• Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access
Gateway
• List the two-factor authentication options that are
supported by Unified Access Gateway
• List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
• Describe the situation in which you might deploy
Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or
three network interfaces

Certifications

• VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020)

 

Product Alignment

• VMware Horizon 8 V2006

Target Audience

Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are
responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services. Additional duties can
include the implementation, support, and administration of an organization’s end-user computing infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following skills:
• Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
• Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system
• Create snapshots of virtual machines
• Configure guest customization specifications
• Modify virtual machine properties
• Convert a virtual machine into a template
• Deploy a virtual machine from a template
Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
• Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
• Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
• Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Inclusions

With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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