VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V8.8] (HSVDM88) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
Introduction to Use Case
  • Transform customer requirements to use-case attributes
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
vSphere for VMware Horizon
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your VMware vCenter System and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Create a Windows virtual machine using vSphere
Create Windows Desktops
  • Outline the steps to install Horizon Agent on Windows virtual machines
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Windows virtual Machine
  • Optimize and prepare Windows virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
Create Linux Desktops
  • Create a Linux VM for Horizon
  • Install Horizon Agent on a Linux virtual machine
  • Optimize and prepare Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
Creating and Managing Desktop Pools
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the VMware Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Define user entitlement
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and user-level policies
VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Access the Horizon desktop using various Horizon clients and HTML
  • Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and the shared folders option
  • Configure session collaboration and media optimization for Microsoft Teams
Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Explain the provisioning technology used for instant clone desktop pools
  • Configure an automated pool of instant clones
  • Apply updated images to instant clone desktop pools
Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon Client
  • Use the instant clone technology to automate the build-out of Remote Desktop Session Host farms
  • Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
  • Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool
  • Monitor the performance of the remote desktop using the Horizon Performance Tracker
Horizon Connection Server
  • Recognize the VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Configure the Horizon event database
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
  • Discuss the AD LDS database as a critical {an important component?} component of the Horizon Connection Server installation
Horizon Protocols
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize the BLAST Codec options
  • List the ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe the BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations
Graphics in Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
Securing Connections: Network
  • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Configure TLS certificates in Horizon
Securing Connections: Authentication
  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Restrict access to the Horizon remote desktops using restricted entitlements
  • Describe the smart card authentication methods that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Explain the purpose of permissions, roles, and privileges in VMware Horizon
  • Create custom roles
Horizon Scalability
  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • 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.
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options
Horizon Cloud and Universal Broker
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon Cloud Service
  • Use Universal broker to connect to a Horizon Cloud instance
  • Configure and pair the Horizon Cloud Connector appliance with Horizon Connection Server
Workspace ONE Access and Virtual Application Management
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the requirements to install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services
Overview of App Volumes
  • Explain features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Identify benefits of VMware ThinApp®
  • Identify App Volumes components and architecture
  • Manage application management stages using App Volumes.
Working with Application Packages
  • Differentiate between Application, Package and Program
  • Create an Application Package
  • Assign an Application to an entity
  • Use markers to assign the new version of an Application Package
  • Differentiate between Classic and On-Demand delivery of applications
  • Update an Application with a new Package
Published Applications
  • Identify the benefits of delivering Published Applications On-Demand
  • List the steps and prerequisites for creating Published Applications on Demand
  • Integrate Horizon Connection Server and App Volumes Manager
  • Associate App Volumes Manager with an automated farm
  • Add Application Pools from App Volumes Manager
Overview of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Explain features and benefits of Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Identify the components of Dynamic Environment Manager architecture
  • Differentiate between user profile scenarios
Management Console User Interface
  • Configure Personalization settings
  • Create Condition sets
  • Perform Application migration
  • Configure User environment settings
Application Configuration Management
  • Explain predefined and user-customized application settings
  • Use Application Profiler
  • Apply Privilege Elevation
VMware Horizon Smart Policies
  • Identify the scope of Horizon Smart Policies
  • Configure Horizon Smart Policies settings
  • Define Smart Policies Conditions