This course, equivalent to 3 days of training, gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds 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.
This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a VMware
Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
Who Can Benefit
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. 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.
Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills as well as the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
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
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
Introduction to VMware Horizon
Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
Introduction to Use Case
Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
vSphere for Horizon 8
Explain basic virtualization concepts
Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
VMware Horizon Desktops
Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using vSphere
Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
VMware Horizon Agents
Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual machines
Create a gold master for Windows Horizon desktops
VMware Horizon Pools
Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
List the steps to add desktops to the VMware Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
Outline the steps to create an automated pool
Define user entitlement
Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies
VMware Horizon Client Options
Describe the different clients and their benefits
Access Horizon desktop using various Horizon clients and HTML
Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and the shared folders option
Configure session collaboration and media optimization for Microsoft Teams
Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
List the advantages of instant clones
Explain the provisioning technology used for instant clone desktop pools
Set up an automated pool of instant clones
Push updated images to instant clone desktop pools
Monitoring VMware Horizon
Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
The format of the class was concise. I learned new skills to use at my workplace.
It is very good and very simple instructions. almost to much hand holding.
Class was easy to sign up for and ExitCertified provided very good communication
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