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This 5 day instructor led course introduces virtualization professionals to VMware Horizon View 7 Suite, this course will show VMware professionals how to install & configure Horizon View and its many components. They will gain understanding of the component parts and how to design a basic EUC environment utilizing the products. It is expected that after the completion of the course the delegate will be above VCP-DT level.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to manage performance of the Horizon View desktops
  • Learn to properly size the desktop images
  • Learn how to properly design a Horizon View Environment
  • Install and configure the Horizon View Connection Server
  • Install and Configure the Horizon View administrator interface
  • Install and Configure the Horizon View Security Server
  • Install and Configure the Horizon Desktop Composer
  • Configure and manage the Horizon View Clients and Agents
  • Install and Configure virtual desktops with optimizations
  • Configure and manage pools using full clones, linked clones and instant clones
  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services (RDS) pools of applications
  • Install, Configure and Manage the User Environment Manager
  • Install, Configure and Manage App Volumes
  • Understand the use of profiles
  • Learn to manage for growth

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Course Introduction

  • Expected knowledge,
  • Overview of the course topics.

Introduction to Horizon View 7

  • Introduction to VDI
  • Overview of Horizon View in the Enterprise
  • What is the Circle of Life?
  • Connection and Replica Servers
  • Security Servers
  • Desktop Composer
  • Linked Clones
  • Agents and Clients
  • Persona Management

Design Choices

  • How it joins together
  • Workshops
  • Assessments
  • Sizing
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Storage

Horizon Connection Server

  • Overview
  • System Requirements
  • Prerequisites
  • Installation
  • Minimums and Maximums

Horizon Desktop Composer

  • Understanding Snapshots
  • Desktop Composer
    • What is it?
    • Benefits
    • How it works
    • Architecture
  • Planning
  • Installation

Using the Horizon Administrator Interface

  • What is it?
  • Prerequisites
  • vCenter Integration
  • Tips for Use
  • Basic Configuration

Horizon Desktops

  • Desktop Decisions
  • Optimizations
  • Managed vs. Unmanaged
  • Operating Systems
  • Prerequisites
  • Creating a Horizon View Master

Horizon Client Options

  • Any Device?
  • Any OS?
  • Requirements
  • Installations

vSphere Management

  • Controlling User Access
  • vMotion
  • SvMotion
  • vSphere Cluster
    • DRS
    • DPM
  • High Availability
  • Storage Overview
    • Naming
    • Multipathing
    • APD; PDL

Creating and Managing Automated Pools

  • Desktop Pool Usage
  • Clone Options
  • Application Pools
  • Creating Pools

Managing Horizon Security

  • VMware Security
  • vCenter
  • ESXi Host
  • Composer
  • Connection and Security Server
  • Security in the View Administrator
  • Security and the Horizon Client
  • Security Server Installation

Horizon Persona Management

  • Why use it?
  • How it works
  • Setting it up
  • Templates Provided

Performance, Upgrades, and BCM

  • Configuring for Best Performance
  • ESXi Resources
  • Virtual Machines
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitoring the vSphere Environment
    • vCenter Performance Tab
    • esxtop
    • Configuring Alarms
  • Troubleshooting
    • Performance Issues
    • Logs
  • Upgrading
  • Backup Solutions
    • vSphere Data Protection
    • 3rd Party Solutions
  • Disaster Recovery Solutions
    • Site Recovery Manager
    • 3rd Party Solutions

Advanced Management of Desktop Pools

  • Desktop Pool Options
  • Storage Options
  • Disk Options
  • Power Options
  • Transparent Page Sharing



2+ years’ experience with VMware vSphere


This course targets VDI professionals that are new to VMware Horizon Suite, but are already proficient with vSphere 5.x or 6.x based virtual infrastructure and the configuration of DRS, HA and other Cluster related features. Also, provides performance insights for experienced users.


5 Days Course

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