VMware Horizon 7: What's New [V6.x to V7.x] - On Demand



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Course Overview

This hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations
  • Describe how to deploy profile management
  • Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues


                      Target Audience

                      • Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services


                      Course Modules

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

                                    2. Evolution of VMware Horizon

                                    • Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
                                    • Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
                                    • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

                                                3. Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

                                                • Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
                                                • Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
                                                • Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
                                                • Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

                                                          4. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

                                                          • Describe instant clones
                                                          • 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 7
                                                          • Describe the creation of instant clones
                                                          • Set up an automated pool of instant clones

                                                                    5. Managing VMware Horizon Security

                                                                    • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
                                                                    • Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
                                                                    • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
                                                                    • Explain a direct connection
                                                                    • List the advantages of direct connections

                                                                              6. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

                                                                              • Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
                                                                              • Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
                                                                              • Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components 
                                                                              • Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

                                                                                          7. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

                                                                                          • Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (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 View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
                                                                                          • Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

                                                                                                      8. 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
                                                                                                                  9. Troubleshooting an Upgrade
                                                                                                                  • Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
                                                                                                                  • Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
                                                                                                                  • Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
                                                                                                                  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
                                                                                                                  • Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support


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