VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage [V8.8]

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Code: VMWHDM88
Duration: 5 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEDT)
Schedule: Virtual Classroom (AEDT)
  • 29/01/2024 - 02/02/2024

Introduction

This five-day course gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You 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 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.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 8 v2212

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Use vSphere to create VMs to be used as desktops for VMware Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Install and Configure Horizon Agent on a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the VMware Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Identify VMware Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements
  • Describe the authentication and certificate options for the VMware Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for the Horizon environment

Audience

Tier 1 Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you must have 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® and access the guest operating system
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert a virtual machine to a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template

You must 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
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
  • Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • 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
  • Outline the steps to install Horizon Agent on Windows virtual machines
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Windows virtual Machine
  • Optimize and prepare Windows virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
  • Create a Linux VM for Horizon
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine
  • Optimize and prepare Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs

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 floating-assignment pools

Outline the steps to create an automated pool

Define user entitlement

Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Remote Desktop Session Host farms
  • Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
  • Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
  • Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool
  • Monitor the performance of the remote desktop using the Horizon Performance Tracker
  • Recognize the 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 AD LDS database as a critical {an important component?} component of the Horizon Connection Server installation
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize the BLAST Codec options
  • List the ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe the BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Configure TLS certificates in Horizon
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Restrict access to the Horizon remote desktops using restricted entitlements
  • Describe the smart card authentication methods that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Explain the purpose of permissions, roles, and privileges in VMware Horizon
  • Create custom roles
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • 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.
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon Cloud Service
  • Use Universal broker to connect to a Horizon Cloud instance
  • Configure and pair the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance with Horizon Connection Server
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the requirements to install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

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