VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track

Course Overview

VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage + App Volumes Fast Track is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management, VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration, and VMware App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager. Eight days of content are taught over five-days of extended learning. This training collection gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will 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 will 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. Additionally, you will learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale. You will gain skills in managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement. You will also learn how to use Dynamic Environment Manager to provide personalization and dynamic policy configuration across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments to simplify end-user profile management.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 8 V2103
  • App Volumes 4 v2103
  • Dynamic Environment Manager v2103

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 a 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 Horizon environment
  • Identify the components of Application and Profile Management in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the benefits of Application and Profile Management in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the features and functions of App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Create and update Application Packages
  • Create and deploy Writable Volumes
  • Install and configure Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Manage application configurations, user environment settings, and personalization settings
  • Describe VMware Horizon Smart Policies available in Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Certifications: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020)

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Key Features

  • Our training modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • VMware certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a VMware Authorized Training Reseller, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.

Who Should Attend

  • Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services. Additional duties can include the implementation, support, and administration of an organization's end-user computing infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, 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 Server® and access the guest operating system
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert a virtual machine into a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template

  • Attendees should 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
  • Course Outline Download Course Outline

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    • Identify VMware Horizon architecture and supportability using VMware Documentation
    • Apply systematic troubleshooting methods to logically diagnose faults by collecting valid and accurate information regarding the environment and problems
    • Identify the different approaches to take when a problem occurs and how to document them

    • Describe key Horizon Connection Server features that are available as CLI options with the vdmadmin command
    • Identify and collect the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
    • Describe the VMware Horizon backup and restore and its benefits
    • Identify the Database reporting functionality and the steps to resolve inconsistencies

    • Identify the information available in the Help Desk Tool
    • Identify a variety of procedures to diagnose and fix problems that you encounter when you create and use machines and desktop pools
    • Identify procedures you can follow to diagnose and fix problems while creating and using Linux desktops

    • Describe the components that make up a Horizon desktop
    • Explain how the View Agent Direct-Connection plug-In is useful for diagnosing problems
    • Highlight the best practice for optimizing a VMware Horizon desktop
    • Troubleshoot common problems with VMware Horizon desktops

    • Discuss how instant clones are created
    • Discuss what gets logged when an instant clone is created
    • Discuss the keywords to look for in the logs when troubleshooting instant clones
    • Discuss how to troubleshoot problems with instant clones

    • Identify steps that you can follow to solve problems related to Windows Horizon Client
    • Identify steps that you can follow to solve problems related to Linux Horizon Client
    • Identify steps that you can follow to solve problems related to HTML Horizon Client
    • Identify steps that you can follow to solve problems related to Mac Horizon Client

    • Discuss the key ports and protocols used in Horizon Environment
    • Discuss how to troubleshoot black screen problems

    • List troubleshooting steps applicable to USB Redirection issue
    • Discuss Nested RDSH Redirection

    • Discuss Horizon Connection Server General Troubleshooting techniques
    • Use logs to identity Horizon Connection Server common issues
    • Describe Active Directory (AD) Lightweight Directory Service (LDS) Replication
    • Discuss Horizon Connection Server Replication common issues
    • Review and Interpret Horizon Connection Servers logs
    • Compare successful and unsuccessful logs from common infrastructure administration tasks

    • List and identify common UAG deployment issues
    • Monitor the UAG deployment to identify health and issues
    • Identify and Troubleshoot UAG certificate issues
    • Monitor, test, and troubleshoot network errors
    • Discuss general UAG troubleshooting processes

    • Discuss BLAST Codecs and Encoder Switch settings
    • Describe how to verify BLAST configuration using logs and settings

    • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
    • Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
    • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
    • Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
    • Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
    • Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
    • Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment

    • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
    • Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
    • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
    • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
    • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
    • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

    • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
    • Describe BLAST
    • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
    • Summarize BLAST Codec options
    • List ideal applications for each BLAST codec
    • Describe 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

    • 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 and VIPA
    • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options

    • Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
    • Describe how to restrict Horizon connections
    • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
    • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway

    • Identify the Horizon Application and profile management components
    • Describe the benefits of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
    • Identify the Horizon application and profile management components
    • Describe the key benefits of App Volumes
    • Explain how ThinApp virtualizes an application

    • Explain the concept of simplified application packaging
    • Differentiate between an application, package, and program
    • Create and manage an Application Package
    • Use markers to assign the new version of an Application Package

    • Describe what a writable volume is and where it is used
    • Describe the operation of a writable volume
    • Explain how to assign a writable volume to a desktop
    • Create and assign a writable volume in a lab environment

    • Describe Dynamic Environment Manager and its architecture
    • Describe the functional areas and benefits of Dynamic Environment Manager
    • Describe Dynamic Environment Manager profile management and its features

    • Describe the capabilities of the primary tabs in the management console
    • Describe how VMware Dynamic Environment Manager supports multiple environments
    • Identify the key settings for creating and managing user environment settings on the User Environment page
    • Use Windows ADMX templates to configure user policies
    • Configure application blocking and configure privilege elevation

    • Recover from application configuration mistakes by using the Dynamic Environment Manager Self-Support tool
    • Explain how administrators and support staff can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk
    • Support Tool to troubleshoot profile problems
    • Enable and synchronize the offline use of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager by using the Dynamic
    • Environment Manager SyncTool
    • Create predefined configurations for applications by using the Application Profiler

    • Describe VMware Horizon Smart Policies
    • Overview of VMware Horizon Smart Policies conditions
    • Examples of VMware Horizon Smart Policies

    Certification

      • By earning this certification, you cultivate hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.
      • Also, you will acquire skills to configure and manage VMware Horizon® 8.
      • You will learn how to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform.
      • On successful completion of this training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
      • By successfully clearing the the VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track exam, aspirants earn VMware Certification.

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