VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Bootcamp

VMware Horizon® 8: Virtual Desktop Bootcamp is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management and VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting. This training combination gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.

You build skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. Additionally, you learn how to resolve common issues that occur in a VMware Horizon environment.

You engage in a series of lab exercises to bring existing environment issues to resolution. The exercises mirror real-world troubleshooting use cases. These exercises equip learners with the knowledge and practical skills to manage typical challenges faced by virtual desktop administrators and operators.

Product Alignment: VMware Horizon 8 v2006


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

Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
Implement a structured approach to troubleshooting
Resolve common issues that occur in a Horizon environment
Troubleshoot issues with linked and instant clones
Configure the Windows client
Identify the correct log level for gathering logs
Optimize protocols for the best end-user experience


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25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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1 Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
2 Introduction to VMware Horizon

Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of VMware Horizon
3 Introduction to Use Case

Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
4 vSphere for Horizon 8

Explain basic virtualization concepts
Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
5 VMware Horizon Desktops

Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using vSphere
Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual machines to set up VMware Horizon desktop VMs
6 VMware Horizon Agents

Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual machines
Create a gold master for Windows Horizon desktops
7 VMware Horizon 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
8 VMware Horizon Client Options

Describe the different clients and their benefits
Access 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
9 Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

List the advantages of instant clones
Explain the provisioning technology used for instant-clone desktop pools
Set up an automated pool of instant clones
Push updated images to instant-clone desktop pools
10 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 RDSH farms
Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
11 Monitoring VMware Horizon

Monitor the status of the VMware Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool
12 Overview of Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting

Structured approach to troubleshooting configuration and operational problems
Applying troubleshooting methods
Documenting the steps to resolve the problem
13 Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

Command-line tools
Backing-up and restoring VMware Horizon databases
14 Troubleshooting VMware Horizon Linked Clone Desktops

VMware Horizon linked clone desktops
View Agent Direct-Connection
Optimizing a VMware Horizon desktop
15 Troubleshooting Instant Clones

Logs for instant clones
Keyword strategies
Troubleshoot instant clones
16 Windows Client

Configure the Windows client
Enable the required SSL configuration
17 Ports and Protocols

Key ports and protocols
Optimize Blast
Black Screen
Applying GPO’s

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