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What you will learn

  • This hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7.
  • It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform.
  • In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.
  • Prerequisites: Customers attending this course should have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent experience. Students must have experience managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

Skills you will gain

  • Shareable Certificate Earn a Cerfiticate upon completion
  • On Demand, Live Online, Face to Face Start instantly and learn at your own schedule
  • Flexible Schedule Set and maintain flexible deadlines
  • Foundation For those starting from the beginning or with a little experience  
  • English Subtitles: English

This course consists of 11 lessons

Course Introduction: Review course goals - Review course objectives - Review the course outline - Find additional resources after this course

Evolution of VMware Horizon: Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7 - Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component - Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7: Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7 - Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent - Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7 - Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools: Describe instant clones - Identify the advantages of instant clones - Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones - Identify the requirements of instant clones

Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines - Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration - Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones - Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7 - Describe the creation of instant clones - Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Managing VMware Horizon Security: Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops - Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ

Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used - Explain a direct connection - List the advantages of direct connections

Profile Management Using User Environment Manager: Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager - Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager - Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components - Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools: Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool - Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool - Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool - Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool - Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms - Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications - Explain how App Volumes works - Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes - Identify the interface elements of App Volumes - Install and configure App Volumes

Troubleshooting an Upgrade: Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool - Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails - Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade - Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component - Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support

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