Overview

This three-day hands-on EDU-HSVDM8: VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your 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.

Skills Covered

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

  • Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Use vSphere to create VMs to be used as desktops for VMware Horizon
  • Create and optimize Windows VMs to create VMware Horizon desktops
  • Install and Configure Horizon Agent on a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle desktop pools of full VMs
  • Configure and manage the VMware Horizon Client systems and connect the client to a VMware Horizon desktop
  • Configure, manage, and entitle pools of instant-clone desktops
  • Create and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and application pools
  • Monitor the VMware Horizon environment using the VMware Horizon console Dashboard and Horizon Help Desk Tool

Who Should Attend

Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon should enroll in this course. These individuals are
responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

Course Curriculum

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

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