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Upcoming Dates

Jul 26 - Jul 27, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Online

VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration [V8.0]
2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Desktop & Mobility

Course Details

This two days, 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.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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.

Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

 

Module 2: 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

 

Module 3: 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

 

Module 4: 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

 

Module 5: 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

 

Module 6: 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

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • 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.

Prerequisites

For attending this course you should have these 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.

 

Students should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

  • 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.