This two-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. 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.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements.
Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
Describe different security options for the Horizon environment
Who Can Benefit
Administrators and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and administration of an organization's end-user computing infrastructure.
Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure 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
VMware Horizon 8 V2006
VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration is the second half of a two-course requirement for the following certification:
VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020).
VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management satisfies the first requirement. The courses are also available as a single, bundled offering, VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage, which meets the certification requirement on its own.
Introductions and course logistics
Horizon Connection Server
Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
Configure Horizon event database
Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
Discuss the ADAM database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation
VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
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
Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application Management
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
Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
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
Managing VMware Horizon Security
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
List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three network interfaces
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.
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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.
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