VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage 6.2

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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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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 HorizonŽ 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.


  • System Administrators
  • System Integrators Prerequisites
  • 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

Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:
  • 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.


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Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 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

Module 3: View Connection Server
Install and configure View Connection Server
Configure View events database and the Syslog server

Module 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

Module 5: Horizon Client Options
Describe Horizon Clent for Windows and Mac OS X
Describe Horizon Clent for mobile devices with biometric authentication
Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
Compare options for client drive redirection

Module 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

Module 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

Module 8: Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Applications 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 13: View Performance and Scalability
Describe multi-server deployments to create a View pod
Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods