VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10]

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] Course Overview:

Enroll in the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] course to gain a comprehensive understanding of installing, configuring, and managing a VMware Horizon 7 suite in a virtualized environment. This course covers the installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of VMware HorizonTM 7, VMware Identity ManagerTM, and App VolumesTM products. Through hands-on labs and exploration of product features and functionality, you will acquire the skills necessary to effectively utilize these tools.

The App Volumes Fast Track portion of the course provides a quick start to App Volumes, allowing users to swiftly become proficient in its implementation. From provisioning applications in AppStacks to assigning them to users and exploring advanced application management scenarios, you will learn how to create and manage App Volumes AppStacks and Writable Volumes. Through hands-on experience with real-life scenarios, you will maximize user productivity in your Horizon 7 environment.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the confidence to manage your virtual desktop and application deployment, reduce desktop management costs, and enhance desktop environment security and efficiency. Additionally, you will be equipped to provide users with the latest applications they need for optimal job performance in a timely manner.

Enroll today to gain the skills necessary to install, configure, and manage a VMware Horizon 7 suite and leverage the benefits of App Volumes for efficient application delivery. Enhance your virtual desktop infrastructure management and provide a streamlined and productive user experience.

Target Audience

The target audience for the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7
10] training would be IT professionals, such as system administrators and engineers, who are looking to develop their ability to use and manage virtual workspaces
Additionally, the training might benefit IT administrators and engineers, in particular, who desire to implement App Volumes for their organization or team
Furthermore, the attendees should have a sound understanding of desktop infrastructure and management, as well as an understanding of Microsoft Windows operating system and basic networking fundamentals
This course is designed for those who have some prior basics understanding of VMware Horizon and App Volumes as well

Learning Objectives of VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10]

1. Describe essential concepts related to VMware Horizon 7 with App Volumes
2. Install, configure, and manage Horizon 7 pods, composters, and connection servers
3. Configure a Windows Dedicated PC
4. Implement the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite for Horizon 7
5. Utilize Workspace ONE UEM to onboard devices and deploy Horizon 7
6. Set up secure access and authentication mechanisms for Horizon 7
7. Implement App Volumes to package and deliver applications
8. Configure user profiles and persona management with Horizon 7
9. Monitor and manage the performance of Horizon 7
10. Troubleshoot common Horizon 7 issues and problems

 Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Convert customer requirements to use case attributes
  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Identify the recommended virtualization requirements for a Horizon® Connection ServerTM instance
  • Outline the process and choices to set up Windows VMware Horizon VMs
  • Assign vCPUs and RAM to Windows VMs
  • Create Windows VMs
  • Configure VMware ESXiTM host virtual switches
  • Optimize the performance of Windows VMs
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the Horizon Connection Server inventory
  • Define user entitlement
  • Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation on a Windows system
  • Explain USB redirection and options
  • Describe the shared folders option
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Describe how an automated pool operates
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Describe VMware linked-clone technology
  • Explain why both a parent VM and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  • Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  • Describe instant clones
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Differentiate between View Composer linked clones and instant clones

Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports

  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Identify the benefits of using VMware Unified Access GatewayTM in the DMZ
  • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Describe a direct connection in a VMware Horizon environment
  • List the advantages of direct connections
  • Describe how direct connections are enabled
  • Identify the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager functional areas and their benefits
  • Prepare infrastructure for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Outline the steps that are required to install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager components
  • Manage user personalization and application configurations using the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager management console and application profiler
  • Explain the difference between an RDS Desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Access a single application by using the RDS Application pool
  • Compare and contrast an RD Session Host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS Desktop pool and an application pool
  • 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
  • Identify the benefits of Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP)
  • List the JMP and Horizon 7 components
  • Install and configure a JMP server
  • Identify App Volumes deployment considerations
  • Identify VMware Dynamic Environment Manager deployment considerations
  • Describe key Horizon 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 limit the domains that Horizon Connection Server displays to users as they attempt to authenticate
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Collect Horizon Client and Horizon Agent log files
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • List several best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
  • Describe how a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance
  • App Volumes
  • Dynamic Environment Manager
  • VMware ThinApp®
  • Describe the basic architecture and operations
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Manager
  • Explain the function of App Volumes Agent
  • Describe the principals of SAM
  • List the stages of application package lifecycle
  • Describe a writable volume
  • Identify the major requirements to deploy
  • Describe the installation sequence
  • Describe the App Volumes operation modes for packages and writable volumes
  • Describe the installation steps for the App Volumes Manager
  • Explain the concept of simplified application packaging
  • List the steps of application package life cycle
  • Differentiate between an application, package, and program
  • Create an application package
  • Use markers to assign the new version of an application package
  • Edit an Application
  • Edit a package
  • Describe what a writable volume is and where it is used
  • Compare AppStacks with writable volumes
  • 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
  • Explain how applications in an AppStack are available to a user
  • Describe how to create an AppStack and populate it with applications
  • Describe how to update an application in an existing AppStack
  • 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
  • Recognize considerations for planning a Dynamic Environment Manager deployment
  • Identify preconfiguration requirements before installing and starting the Dynamic Environment Manager – Management Console
  • Recognize key steps in the installation process of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe the initial configuration process for the management console and FlexEngine
  • Describe the capabilities of the primary tabs in the Dynamic Environment Manager – Management Console
  • Associate conditions with Dynamic Environment Manager settings
  • Describe how Dynamic Environment Manager supports multiple environments
  • Explain how a user can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Self-Support tool to recover from application configuration mistakes
  • Explain how administrators and support staff can use the Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool to troubleshoot profile problems
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool enables and synchronizes the offline use of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Describe how the Dynamic Environment Manager Application Profiler can be used to create predefined configurations for applications
  • Describe VMware Horizon Smart Policies
  • Describe VMware Horizon View Smart Policies Setting
  • Overview of VMware Horizon Smart Policies conditions
  • Examples of VMware Horizon Smart Policies

Prerequisites for taking the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10] plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7.10] Training Course include:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems
• Proficiency in networking technologies, protocol, firewalls, and troubleshooting
• Knowledge of VMware vSphere
• Working knowledge of VMware vCenter Server and virtual infrastructure
• Working knowledge of storage networking protocols and storage systems
• Experience using VMware vSphere Client, HTML Access and VMware Workstation
• Experience administering and managing Windows and Linux operating systems
• Experience using options for server, desktop and application virtualization
• Understanding of system security, including user authentication and access control

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