VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage V6 - nanforiberica


Course Overview

This hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Identify VMware Horizon components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of physical and virtual machines
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone desktops
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of desktops and applications
  • Use Horizon Administrator to configure the VMware Horizon environment
  • Configure secure access to virtual desktops
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
  • Describe steps to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications 
  • Manage the performance and scalability of a VMware Horizon deployment


                      Target Audience

                      • Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services


                      Course Modules

                      1. Course Introduction
                      • Review course goals
                      • Review course objectives
                      • Review the course outline
                      • Find additional resources after this course

                                      2. Introduction to VMware Horizon

                                      • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
                                      • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
                                      • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

                                                    3. View Connection Server

                                                    • Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
                                                    • Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
                                                    • License VMware Horizon components
                                                    • Configure View Connection Server

                                                                4. VMware Horizon Desktops

                                                                • Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machines
                                                                • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
                                                                • List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
                                                                • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

                                                                            5. VMware Horizon Desktop Pools

                                                                            • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
                                                                            • List the steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventory
                                                                            • Define desktop entitlement
                                                                            • Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
                                                                            • Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
                                                                            • List the View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files

                                                                                        6. Horizon Client Options

                                                                                        • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
                                                                                        • Explain USB redirection and options
                                                                                        • Describe the power states for desktops
                                                                                        • Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
                                                                                        • Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
                                                                                        • Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
                                                                                        • Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
                                                                                        • Explain the location-based printing feature

                                                                                                      7. Creating Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

                                                                                                      • Recognize how an automated pool operates
                                                                                                      • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
                                                                                                      • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
                                                                                                      • Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

                                                                                                                    8. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

                                                                                                                    • Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
                                                                                                                    • Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
                                                                                                                    • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
                                                                                                                    • Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
                                                                                                                    • Outline the steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clones
                                                                                                                    • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
                                                                                                                    • Compare the linked-clone management operations
                                                                                                                    • Describe the management operations for persistent disks
                                                                                                                                  9. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the advantages of instant clones
                                                                                                                                  • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the requirements of instant clones
                                                                                                                                  • Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
                                                                                                                                  • Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
                                                                                                                                  • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
                                                                                                                                  • Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon
                                                                                                                                  • Describe the creation of instant clones
                                                                                                                                  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

                                                                                                                                  10. VMware Horizon Authentication

                                                                                                                                  • Compare the authentication options that View Connection Server supports
                                                                                                                                  • Describe the purpose and components of TrueSSO single sign-on

                                                                                                                                  11. Managing VMware Horizon Security

                                                                                                                                  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
                                                                                                                                  • Compare the benefits of using either the VMware Horizon security server or VMware Access Point™ in the DMZ
                                                                                                                                  • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
                                                                                                                                  • Explain a direct connection
                                                                                                                                  • List the advantages of direct connections

                                                                                                                                  12. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

                                                                                                                                  • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
                                                                                                                                  • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Management
                                                                                                                                  • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure User Environment Manage components 
                                                                                                                                  • Use the User Environment Manage management console and application profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

                                                                                                                                  13. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

                                                                                                                                  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
                                                                                                                                  • Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
                                                                                                                                  • Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
                                                                                                                                  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
                                                                                                                                  • Explain how the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
                                                                                                                                  • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

                                                                                                                                  14. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

                                                                                                                                  • Explain how App Volumes works
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
                                                                                                                                  • Install and configure App Volumes

                                                                                                                                  15. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

                                                                                                                                  • Describe key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
                                                                                                                                  • Explain the purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
                                                                                                                                  • Explain why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
                                                                                                                                  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component

                                                                                                                                  16. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

                                                                                                                                  • Describe the purpose of a replica server
                                                                                                                                  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
                                                                                                                                  • Explain how multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
                                                                                                                                  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
                                                                                                                                  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance


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