VHVICM: VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage (V6.0)

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About This Course

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 6release.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



  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration

  • Experience with VMware vSphere®


Course Objectives

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

  • 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


Who Should Attend

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

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

Lesson 2: Introduction to Horizon and View

  • Overview of Horizon 6

  • Introduce View features and components

Lesson 3: View Connection Server

  • Install and configure View Connection Server

  • Configure View events database and syslog server

Lesson 4: 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

Lesson 5: 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

Lesson 6: 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™

Lesson 7: 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

Lesson 8: 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

  • Mange application pools

Lesson 9: 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

Lesson 10: Managing View Security

  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options

  • Configure the View security server

Lesson 11: 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

Lesson 12: 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

Lesson 13: 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