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VMware VOD VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] Video Learning


This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon™ View™ component of VMware Horizon™. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. View includes: VMware View® Manager™, VMware View® Composer™, and View security server. This course is based on the Horizon 6 release. VMware Video on Demand offers a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training, delivering modular videos that can be accessed any time, anywhere, and from any device. VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

What's Included

This package includes:

  •   Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  •   Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  •   Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
  •   VCP Certification Exam Voucher

Course Introduction

  •   Introductions and course logistics
  •   Course objectives

Introduction to Horizon and View

  •   Overview of Horizon 6
  •   Introduce View features and components

View Connection Server

  •   Install and configure View Connection Server
  •   Configure View events database and syslog server

View Desktops

  •   Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
  •   Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  •   Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  •   Install Horizon™ View Agent™ in a template
  •   Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it

Horizon Client Options

  •   Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  •   Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  •   Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client

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™

Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  •   Overview of View Composer operations
  •   Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  •   Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
  •   Manage linked-clone desktops
  •   Manage persistent disks

Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  •   Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
  •   Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  •   Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  •   Manage application pools

Using View Administrator

  •   Configure the View environment
  •   Compare authentication options for desktop access
  •   Manage users, sessions, and policies
  •   Implement role-based delegated administration
  •   Monitor the View environment

Managing View Security

  •   Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  •   Configure the View security server

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

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

View Performance and Scalability

  •   Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
  •   Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
  •   Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments

More Information


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

  •   Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine from a template.
  •   Modify a vCenter Server customization specification.
  •   Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system

You must also have:

  •   Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  •   Experience with VMware vSphere®


  •   System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure


  •   Identify View components
  •   Install and configure View Connection Server
  •   Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  •   Configure and manage VMware Horizon™ Client™ systems
  •   Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
  •   Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  •   Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
  •   Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
  •   Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
  •   Configure secure access to View desktops
  •   Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
  •   Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

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