VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration and Troubleshooting

VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administrator and Troubleshooting is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration & VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Troubleshooting. This 5-day training gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture. Also, this course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to troubleshoot VMware Horizon 8 infrastructure. This workshop teaches the required skill and competence for troubleshooting Horizon Connection Server, Unified Access Gateway, protocols, connections, and certificates.

Retail Price: $4,250.00

Next Date: 04/08/2024

Course Days: 5


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Skills Gained

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

  • Identify VMware Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture and requirements
  • Describe the authentication and certificate options for a Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of Workspace ONE Access and Horizon 8
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for Horizon environment
  • Discuss Connection Server advanced configurations
  • List troubleshooting techniques for Connection Server common issues
  • Interpret VMware Horizon 8 Connection Server logs
  • Identify Unified Access Gateway configuration and certificate problems
  • List troubleshooting steps for Unified Access Gateway common problems
  • Describe BLAST configuration verification using logs and settings
  • Describe BLAST optimization recommendations for different use cases
  • Describe VMware Horizon 8 Connections and how to troubleshoot related problems
  • Describe VMware Horizon 8 Certificates
  • List troubleshooting steps for VMware Horizon 8 certificates common issues
  • Describe Cloud Pod Architecture troubleshooting scenarios
  • Identify and fix problems in a VMware Horizon environment

Who Can Benefit

Tier 1 system administrators, and integrators responsible for managing and maintaining VMware Horizon Infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Horizon Connection Server

  • Recognize VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Identify the Horizon Connection Server supported features
  • Identify the recommended system requirements for Horizon Connection Server
  • Configure Horizon event database
  • Outline the steps for the initial configuration of Horizon Connection Server
  • Discuss the AD LDS database as a critical component of Horizon Connection Server installation

Authentication and Certificates

  • Compare the authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Describe the Smartcard authentication options that Horizon Connection Server supports
  • Outline the steps to create a Horizon administrator and custom roles
  • Describe the roles available in a Horizon environment
  • Explain the role that certificates play for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure certificates for Horizon Connection Server
  • Install and configure True SSO in a Horizon environment

Workspace ONE Access and Virtual Application Management

  • Recognize the features and benefits of Workspace ONE Access
  • Recognize the Workspace ONE Access console features
  • Explain identity management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Explain access management in Workspace ONE Access
  • Describe the Workspace ONE Access directory integration
  • Deploy virtual applications with Workspace services

Horizon Protocols

  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe BLAST
  • Describe the BLAST Display Protocol Codecs
  • Summarize BLAST Codec options
  • List ideal applications for each BLAST codec
  • Describe BLAST and PCoIP ADMX GPO common configurations

Graphics Cards

  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Compare vSGA and vDGA
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment

Horizon Scalability

  • Describe the purpose of a replica connection server
  • Explain how multiple Horizon Connection Server instances in a pod maintain synchronization
  • List the steps to configure graphics cards for use in a Horizon environment
  • Configure a load balancer for use in a Horizon environment
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture LDAP replication and VIPA
  • Explain Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture scalability options

Horizon Security

  • Explain concepts relevant to secure Horizon connections
  • Describe how to restrict Horizon connections.
  • Discuss the benefits of using Unified Access Gateway
  • List the two-factor authentication options that are supported by Unified Access Gateway
  • List Unified Access Gateway firewall rules
  • Describe the situation in which you might deploy Unified Access Gateway instances with one, two, or three network interfaces

Horizon Connection Server Troubleshooting

  • Discuss Horizon Connection Server General Troubleshooting techniques
  • Use logs to identity Horizon Connection Server common issues
  • Describe Active Directory (AD) Lightweight Directory Service (LDS) Replication
  • Discuss Horizon Connection Server Replication common issues
  • Review and Interpret Horizon Connection Servers logs.
  • Compare successful and unsuccessful logs from common infrastructure administration tasks.

Unified Access Gateway Troubleshooting

  • List and identify common UAG deployment issues
  • Monitor the UAG deployment to identify health and issues
  • Identify and Troubleshoot UAG certificate issues
  • Monitor, test, and troubleshoot network errors
  • Discuss general UAG troubleshooting processes.

BLAST Configuration Verification

  • Discuss BLAST Codecs and Encoder Switch settings.
  • Describe how to verify BLAST configuration using logs and settings.

BLAST Optimization

  • List general BLAST optimization recommendations.
  • Summarize BLAST tuning recommendations that apply to WAN connections.
  • Summarize BLAST tuning recommendations that apply to work-from-home and home-office-to-cloud use cases.
  • Describe recommended tuning options to increase display protocol quality for all use cases and applications.

Horizon Connections Troubleshooting

  • Explain Horizon Connections.
  • Describe the role of Primary and Secondary protocols in Horizon Connections.
  • Describe HTML Client Access Connections.
  • Describe Horizon Connections Load Balancing.
  • Describe timeout settings, supported health monitoring string, and suitable Load balancer persistence values.
  • Identify troubleshooting steps for failing Horizon Load Balancer connections.
  • List troubleshooting steps for Horizon Connections.

Horizon Certificates Troubleshooting

  • List Horizon certificate functions.
  • Describe Horizon certificates scenarios.
  • Discuss potential challenges related to certificates in Horizon
  • Describe the troubleshooting approach to Horizon certificates issues

Cloud Pod Architecture Troubleshooting

  • Describe Cloud Pod Architecture troubleshooting scenarios
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
4/8/2024 - 4/12/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll