Implementing VMware Horizon 7 (VM7434)

VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This course will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform.

We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools.

Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented.

Plan de formation: 

Module 1: VMware Horizon infrastructure overview

  • VMware Horizon components

  • VMware Horizon licensing

  • VMware Horizon core infrastructure requirements

  • VMware Horizon design overview


Module 2: Implementing Horizon Connection Server

  • Overview of VMware Horizon Connection Server

  • Horizon Connection Server requirements

  • Horizon installation prerequisites

  • Deploying the first Horizon Connection Server

  • Configuring the Horizon Instant Clone Engine

  • Deploying a Horizon Replica Connection Server

  • Upgrading an existing Horizon Connection Server

  • Backing up a Horizon Connection Server

  • Horizon Connection Server recovery


Module 3: Implementing Horizon Composer

  • Overview of VMware Horizon Composer

  • Horizon Composer requirements

  • Limits of Horizon Composer

  • Horizon Composer installation prerequisites

  • Deploying Horizon Composer

  • Configuring Horizon Composer

  • Backing up Horizon Composer

  • Horizon Composer recovery


Module 4: Implementing Horizon Security Server

  • Horizon Security Server overview

  • Horizon Security Server limits

  • Horizon Security Server additional considerations

  • Security Server network requirements

  • Installing and configuring Horizon Security Server

  • Deploying a Horizon Security Server

  • Updating the Horizon Security Server settings

  • Horizon Security Server backup

  • Horizon Security Server recovery or upgrade


Module 5: Implementing VMware Horizon Access Point

  • Horizon Access Point overview

  • Horizon Access Point limits

  • Horizon Access Point additional considerations

  • Horizon Access Point network requirements

  • Preparing the infrastructure for a Horizon Access Point

  • Deploying a Horizon Access Point

  • Troubleshooting a Horizon Access Point deployment

  • Updating the Horizon Access Point configuration


Module 6: Implementing a Horizon Cloud Pod

  • Horizon Cloud Pod overview

  • Configuring a Horizon Cloud Pod

  • Creating Cloud Pod Global Entitlements

  • Removing a Horizon pod from a Cloud Pod

  • Updating the settings of a Global Entitlement

  • Determining the effective home site of a user or security group

  • Monitoring Global Entitlement Horizon client sessions


Module 7: Using VMware virtual SAN with Horizon

  • Introduction

  • Common VMware Virtual SAN terms

  • Sizing a Horizon environment for Virtual SAN

  • Virtual SAN and the vSphere VSAN SPBM framework

  • VMware Virtual SAN configuration overview

  • Deploy VMware Virtual SAN

  • Using VSAN with VMware Horizon


Module 8: Implementing VMware user environment manager

  • User Environment Manager overview

  • User Environment Manager pre-installation tasks

  • Installing the User Environment Manager Agent

  • Configuring User Environment Manager

  • Advanced UEM configuration examples


Module 9: Implementing VMware app volumes

  • App Volumes overview

  • App Volumes prerequisites

  • Configuring App Volumes Manager

  • Deploying additional App Volumes Manager servers

  • Installing the App Volumes Agent

  • Installing the AppCapture program

  • Creating an AppStack

  • Assigning AppStacks

  • Deleting AppStacks assignments

  • Enabling Writable Volumes

  • Disabling Writable Volumes

  • App Volumes backup and recovery

  • App Volumes references


Module 10: Creating Horizon desktop pools

  • Horizon desktop pool overview

  • Desktop pool common terms

  • Horizon desktop pool options

  • QuickPrep versus Sysprep

  • Advantages of linked or Instant Clone desktops

  • Considerations for linked and Instant Clone desktops

  • Creating a Horizon desktop pool

  • Monitoring the desktop creation process

  • Common provisioning problems

  • Managing Horizon Desktop pool entitlements


Module 11: Implementing Horizon application pools

  • Configuring a Windows RDS server for use with Horizon

  • Creating a Windows RDS farm in Horizon

  • Creating a Horizon application pool

  • Using the Horizon client to access application pools

  • Monitoring the status of Horizon application pool clients and RDS servers

  • Modifying or deleting a Horizon application pool

  • Managing a Horizon RDS farm or server


Module 12: Performing Horizon desktop pool maintenance

  • An overview of instant and linked clone maintenance

  • Managing Horizon maintenance tasks

  • Global settings for Horizon maintenance

  • Performing linked clone desktop maintenance

  • Performing instant clone desktop maintenance

  • Managing Horizon Composer persistent disks


Module 13: Creating a master Horizon desktop image

  • The importance of desktop optimization

  • Optimization results – Horizon desktop IOPS

  • Optimization results – CPU utilization

  • Customizing the Windows desktop OS cluster size

  • Permanently removing Windows Store applications

  • Windows OS pre-deployment tasks

  • Removing unwanted application – native update features

  • Windows OS optimizations


Module 14: Managing Horizon SSL certificates

  • Creating a Local Computer Certificates console

  • Requesting a certificate using Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Requesting a certificate with Subject Alternative Names

  • Converting a certificate from PFX to PEM format

  • Replacing a Horizon Connection Server certificate

  • Replacing a Horizon Security Server certificate

  • Replacing a Horizon Composer certificate

  • Replacing a Horizon Access Point certificate

  • Replacing an App Volumes Manager server certificate


Module 15: Using Horizon PowerCLI

  • Enabling remote management on Windows

  • Viewing all the PowerCLI commands and their options

  • Sample data for Horizon PowerCLI commands

  • Horizon PowerCLI commands not covered in this chapter

  • Configuring the Horizon infrastructure

  • Administering Horizon desktop pools

  • Managing Horizon Client entitlements and sessions

  • Working with Horizon desktop network label Specifications

  • Retrieving information about the Horizon infrastructure




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