VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage VMware Horizon. You will gain practical experience through the completion of hands-on labs. 
Prior to obtaining the VCP6-DTM certification, candidates must attend an authorized VMware training course.


  1. Course Introduction
    • Course goals, objectives, and outline
    • Additional resources upon completing this course
  2. Introduction to VMware Horizon
    • Features and benefits of VMware Horizon
    • Major function of each VMware Horizon component
    • Use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  3. View Connection Server
    • VMware vSphere requirements for a connection server
    • Network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
    • License VMware Horizon components
    • Configure View Connection Server
  4. VMware Horizon Pools and Desktops
    • Process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon 7 virtual machines
    • Remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
    • Ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
    • Configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent
    • Steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
    • How information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
    • Hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
    • View Group Policy administrative (ADM) template files
    • Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktops
    • VMware linked-clone technology
    • Why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
    • System requirements for View Composer
    • Relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
    • Outline the steps necessary to set up an automated desktop pool that uses linked clones
    • Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
    • Compare the linked-clone management operations
    • Management operations for persistent disks
  5. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Pools
    • Advantages of instant clones
    • Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
    • Requirements of instant clones
    • Types of instant-clone virtual machines
    • How folders are used to delegate pool administration
    • Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
    • Instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
    • Creation of instant clones
    • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
  6. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
    • Difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
    • How a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
    • Relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
    • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
    • How the View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
    • Load-balancing options for RDS hosts
  7. Managing VMware Horizon Security
    • Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
    • Benefits of using either VMware Horizon Security Server or Access Point in the DMZ
    • Identify where the tunnel endpoints are in a security server or an Access Point implementation
    • Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
      A direct connection
    • Advantages of direct connections
  8. Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
    • Key View Connection Server features that are available as command-line options with the vdmadmin command
    • Purpose of kiosk mode for client systems and how it is configured
    • Why you might want to limit the domains that View Connection Server makes available to end users
    • Log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  9. VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
    • Purpose of a replica server
    • Compare a replica server to a standard connection server
    • How multiple VMware Horizon servers maintain synchronization
    • Best practices for multiserver deployment in a pod
    • How a load-balancing capability might improve VMware Horizon performance