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VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage v6.2 – Live Online Class

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1,595 GBP
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description


Hudson have partnered with Stormwind Studios to offer this VMware authorised course through Avnet.  Live Online Classes are broadcast in real-time over the internet by qualified and highly experienced tutors. Students have the ability to ask the tutor questions, and interact with other students.


Just like a class room environment, the tutor uses on-screen illustrations, diagrams, charts, and other tools to teach the class. Through the use of green screen technology, the tutor is able to produce any kind of graphical illustration to aide their lesson.  

  All live classes are recorded allowing you to go back and review the class. By enrolling onto a Live Online Class course, you will also have access to previous lessons, live labs, downloadable material, and mock exams.  


Watch this video to learn how live online classes can benefit you

  Classes are run throughout the year. Click below to see when the next VMware classes are running. This course allows you to enroll into as many live VMware Horizon View classes for 12 months. Previous lessons, with Q&A sessions are also recorded allowing you to go back and watch previous classes in your own time. You can see what kinds of questions students ask and how the tutor is responds.      Key points  Book yourself into unlimited live classes for 12 months  Jump into any running class as many times as you like for 12 months  Watch previous (recorded) classes as many times as you like for 12 months  Ask questions during the live class  Access to mock exams provided for 12 months Access to tutors provided for 12 months  Access to downloadable material and guides provided for 12 months  Access to labs/simulators provided for 12 months  Accessible on all devices  

Click the play button on the bottom left-hand corner to watch a class demo with Q&A session


Course Overview


This hands-on training course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Delivered in conjunction with Avnet Academy (a VMware Authorized Training Center) live classes run Monday-Thursday, over 2 weeks, so you can train and still do your day job. It builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the View component of VMware Horizon™ 6, release 6.2, through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. Read Less


This course teaches you how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide end users a customized desktop environment. This course will help prepare students for the VCP6 Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM) Certification Exam.   Instructor: Vince Rightley Exam Number: 2V0-651  

Course Outline   1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2. Introduction to Horizon 6 and View
  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components
  • Explain how View can be operated in FIPS mode
3. View Connection Server
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and the Syslog server
4. View Desktops
  • Prepare Windows virtual machines as View desktops
  • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Install View Agent in a virtual machine template
  • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
  • Compare Windows and Linux VDI virtual machines
5. Horizon Client Options
  • Describe Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe Horizon Client for mobile devices with biometric authentication
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Compare options for client drive redirection
6. Creating and Managing Automated Pools
  • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
  • Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
  • Compare storage options, including VMware Virtual SAN™
7. Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Overview of View Composer operations
  • Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  • Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN
  • Manage linked-clone desktops
  • Manage persistent disks
8. Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm of hosts
  • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  • Manage application pools
  • Explain how linked clones provide automated management of RDS server farms
9. Using View Administrator
  • Configure the View environment
  • Compare authentication options for desktop access
  • Compare 3D rendering options such as vDGA and GRID vGPU
  • Manage administrators, users, sessions, and policies
  • Monitor the View environment
10. Managing View Security
  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server
  • Describe Access Point, a Linux-based alternative for the DMZ
11. View Persona Management
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
  • Configure a View Persona Management deployment
  • Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment
12. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases
13. View Performance and Scalability
  • Describe multiserver deployments to create a View pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods

Hands-On Labs

  1. Installing and Configuring View Connection Server
  • Log in to the Control Center Desktop
  • License the vCenter Server System and the ESXi host
  • Verify the setup of the virtual machine to be used as the connection server
  • License the View Manager software
  • Associate vCenter server instance with View Connection Server
  • Configure an Event Database

2. Installing Horizon View Agent in Desktops

  • Create a vCenter Server Resource Pool for Horizon View Desktop Pools
  • Prepare the Windows 7 Desktop
  • Install Horizon View Agent
  • Establish a Remote Desktop connection to the Virtual Desktop
3. Creating and Entitling a View Desktop
  • Clone the dt1 Virtual Machine to a Template
  • Modify the Customization Specification that is used to clone Windows 7 Desktops
  • Deploy a second Windows Desktop Virtual Machine from the Template
  • Verify correct deployment of the Virtual Machine
  • Create two manual pools, each with a Desktop Virtual Machine
  • Entitle manual pools
4. Installing and Using Horizon Client
  • Install Horizon Client on the Client A machine
  • Connect to a View Desktop
5. Configuring and Using Virtual Planning
  • Install and use a Virtual Printer
  • Configure a Virtual Printer Instance on the Virtual Desktop
6. Creating and Using an Automated Pool
  • Set up a vCenter Server Folder for View Machines
  • Create an Automated Desktop Pool with Dedicated-Assignment Desktops
  • Verify the creation of the Pool by connecting to a Machine
  • Test a second, concurrent connection to a Machine in the Pool
  • Delete the Automated Desktop Pool
7. Installing View Composer on a Standalone System
  • Prepare the Standalone Windows 2008 System for View Composer
  • Install View Composer on the Standalone System
8. Deploying Linked-Clone Machines
  • Install View Agent in the Parent Virtual Machine and take a Baseline Snapshot
  • Enable View Composer and authorize a View Administrator Account for QuickPrep to use
  • Create an Automated Desktop Pool of Linked-Clone Machines
  • Test an Individual Linked-Clone Machine
9. Modifying Linked-Clone Machines
  • Install Foxit Reader on all Linked-Clone Machines
10. Managing Linked-Clone Persistent Disks
  • Detach a View Composer Persistent Disk from a Linked-Clone Machine
  • Attach the Detached Persistent Disk to another Linked-Clone Machine as a Secondary Disk
  • Verify that the Secondary Disk is the Persistent Disk from the first Linked-Clone Machine
11. Creating and Using RDS Pools
  • Set up a Remote Desktop Servics Host
  • Create a Farm
  • Create an Application Pool
  • Verify the creation of the Application Pool
  • Create an RDS Desktop Pool
  • Verify the creation of the RDS Desktop Pool
12. Modifying Global Settings and Managing Users and Sessions
  • Modify Global Settings Values
  • Limit vCenter Server Provisioning Operations
  • Use View Administrator to disconnect a Logged-In User and reset a Virtual Desktop
  • Retrieve Information about specific users
  • Examine recent Connection Server Events
13. Role-Based Delegated Administration
  • Create a View Access Group
  • Move a Desktop Pool into a New Access Group
  • Modify Permissions on an Access Group
  • Verify Permissions on an Access Group
  • Use Global Permissions to allow a User or Group Limited Access to the View Environment
  • Remove all Administrator Permissions
14. Configuring a View Security Server
  • Install and Configure the View Security Server
  • Configure Client B to Access the Security Server from the Public Network
15. Configuring View Persona Management in the Local Computer Policy Environment
  • Set up a Remote Repository for User Profiles on the Connection Server
  • Add the View Persona Management Administrative Template to the Local Computer Policy Environment
  • Configure Group Policy Settings for View Persona Management
  • Deploy a Floating Desktop Pool from a New Parent Virtual Machine Snapshot
  • Connect to a Machine in the Persona Management Pool and Verify that You View the Same Machine at Each Login

Skills Learned

  •  Identify View components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon® Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop and application pools
  • Use View Administrator to configure the View environmentConfigure secure access to View virtual machines
  • Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
  • Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment
  • Before attending this course, students should have experience with Microsoft Active Directory administration and VMware vSphere.  Students should be able to create a template in the VMware vCenter Server system and deploy a virtual machine.
  Who Should Attend this Course?  
  • System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure, or those students preparing for the VCP6 Desktop and Mobility Certification Exam.

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