Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description In this hands-on course, you will build your skills in the VMware® Horizon Viewâ„¢ suite of products: VMware View Managerâ„¢, VMware View Composerâ„¢, and VMware ThinApp®. This course is based on the Horizon View 5.2 and ThinApp 4.7 releases and includes 18 skills-building labs Audience System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructurePrerequisites
  • Ablility to perform the following tasks:
    • Create a template in VMware vCenter Serverâ„¢ and deploy a virtual machine from the template
    • Modify a template customization file
    • Open a virtual machine console in vCenter Server and access the guest operating system
    • Configure Active Directory services
    Learning Objectives
    • Identify View components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizonâ„¢ Clientâ„¢ 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
Outline
  1. Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Introduction to Horizon and View
    • Overview of Horizon 6
    • Introduce View features and components
  • View Connection Server
    • Install and configure View Connection Server
    • Configure View events database and syslog server
  • View Desktops
    • Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
    • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
    • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
    • Install Horizonâ„¢ View Agentâ„¢ in a template
    • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
  • 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
  • Creating and Managing Automated Pools
    • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
    • Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
    • Compare storage options, including VMware® Virtual SANâ„¢
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Managing View Security
    • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
    • Configure the View security server
  • 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 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