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VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Bootcamp (HVDB8)

 

Course Overview

VMware Horizon® 8: Virtual Desktop Bootcamp is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management and VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting. This training combination gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.

You build skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. Additionally, you learn how to resolve common issues that occur in a VMware Horizon environment.

You engage in a series of lab exercises to bring existing environment issues to resolution. The exercises mirror real-world troubleshooting use cases. These exercises equip learners with the knowledge and practical skills to manage typical challenges faced by virtual desktop administrators and operators.

Product Alignment
  • VMware Horizon 8 v2006

Who should attend

Operators, administrators, and architects responsible for the creation, maintenance, or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

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

Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

  • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
  • Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Course Objectives

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

  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create Horizon desktops
  • Install and configure Horizon Agent on Horizon desktop
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon® Client™ systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the Horizon environment using Horizon Console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Implement a structured approach to troubleshooting
  • Resolve common issues that occur in a Horizon environment
  • Troubleshoot issues with linked and instant clones
  • Configure the Windows client
  • Identify the correct log level for gathering logs
  • Optimize protocols for the best end-user experience

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Introduction to Use Case
  • vSphere for Horizon 8
  • VMware Horizon Desktops
  • VMware Horizon Agents
  • VMware Horizon Pools
  • VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Overview of Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting
  • Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • Troubleshooting VMware Horizon Linked Clone Desktops
  • Troubleshooting Instant Clones
  • Windows Client
  • Ports and Protocols
Online Training
Modality: U

Duration 5 days

Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

 

Schedule

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Online Training Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
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