Overview

Elevate the digital workspace experience with the efficient and secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps from on-premises to the cloud.

VMware Horizon® 8: Virtual Desktop Bootcamp is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management & VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting. This training collection gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will 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 will learn how to resolve common issues that occur in a VMware Horizon® environment. You will 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.

This course also provides a challenge lab designed to present participants with virtual desktops issues that may arise in actual Horizon environments. The lab objective is to put into practice the contents covered during the training to create a working environment.

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 HelpDesk Tool
  • Implement a structured approach to troubleshooting
  • Resolve common issues that occur in a Horizon environment
  • Describe key Horizon Connection Server features that are available as CLI options with the vdm admin command
  • Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Identify procedures to diagnose and fix problems related to the creation and use of machines and desktop pools
  • Discuss how to troubleshoot problems related to linked cloned machines
  • Discuss how to troubleshoot problems related to Instant cloned machines
  • Identify steps that you can follow to solve problems related to Horizon Client
  • Discuss troubleshooting techniques for common client connection issues
  • Discuss troubleshooting steps applicable to device redirection in Horizon

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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