VMware Horizon 7: What's New V6.x to V7.x

This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.

Retail Price: $2,550.00

Next Date: 01/13/2020

Course Days: 3


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Audience:

Technical IT personnel responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services.

 

Objectives:

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

• Identify the versions of VMware Horizon components
• Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
• Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
• Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
• Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
• Describe the new features in VMware Horizon 7
• Configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
• Use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
• Describe how to deploy profile management
• Use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications 
• Troubleshoot upgrade issues

Certifications:

Students with an expired VCP6-DTM certification may use this course to qualify for the course requirement for the VCP7-DTM certification

 

Pre-Requisite:

Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.


Outline 

 

1. Course Introduction

• Review course goals
• Review course objectives
• Review the course outline

 

2. Evolution of VMware Horizon

• Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
• Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
• Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

3. Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

• Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
• Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
• Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
• Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

 

4. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

• Describe instant clones
• Identify the advantages of instant clones
• Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
• Identify the requirements of instant clones
• Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
• Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
• Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
• Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
• Describe the creation of instant clones
• Set up an automated pool of instant clones

5. Managing VMware Horizon Security

• Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
• Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
• Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
• Explain a direct connection
• List the advantages of direct connections

 

6. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

• Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
• Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
• Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
• Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

7. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

• Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool
• Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
• Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
• Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
• Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
• Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts 


8. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

• Explain how App Volumes works
• Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
• Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
• Install and configure App Volumes


9. Troubleshooting an Upgrade

• Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
• Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
• Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
• Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
• Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support

Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
1/13/2020 - 1/16/2020 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll