Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage

Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage

Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage

4 Days Course
Desktop & Mobility
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Course Details


This hands-on training course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. 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. 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.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• 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 environment
• Configure 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


  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

Target Audience

System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware virtual desktop infrastructure


• Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
• Experience with VMware vSphere®
• Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine

Course Schedule

  Mar 5 - Mar 8, 2019
  May 6 - May 9, 2019