VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management Course Overview:

Enroll in the comprehensive VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration Training course to gain the knowledge and skills required to set up and manage a VDI environment using VMware Horizon. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and practical sessions, participants will learn how to configure and deploy essential components including VMware Horizon Connection Server, VMware Unified Access Gateway, and a load balancer.

The course will cover important topics such as establishing Cloud Pod Architecture, configuring VMware Unified Access Gateway, setting up VMware Horizon Connection Server, and implementing a load balancer for use with Horizon. Participants will also gain expertise in troubleshooting various aspects of the VMware Horizon 8 infrastructure, including Horizon Connection Server, Unified Access Gateway, protocols, connections, and certificates.

By completing this training, participants will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively deploy and manage a VDI environment using VMware Horizon 8. They will have the ability to troubleshoot common issues and ensure the smooth operation of their Horizon infrastructure.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your VMware administration skills and become proficient in setting up and managing a VDI environment with VMware Horizon. Enroll today in the VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration Training course and take your virtual desktop infrastructure capabilities to the next level.


  • Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon who are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • To recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Using VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Creation 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

 Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Describe the conceptual and logical architecture of Horizon
  • Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure
  • Convert customer requirements to use-case attributes
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to access your vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
  • Create a Windows and a Linux virtual machine using vSphere
  • Optimize and prepare Windows and Linux virtual machines to set up Horizon desktop VMs
  • Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • Create a gold master for Windows Horizon desktops
  • Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  • List the steps to add desktops to the VMware Horizon® Connection Server™ inventory
  • Compare dedicated-assignment and floatingassignment pools
  • Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  • Define user entitlement
  • Explain the hierarchy of global, pool-level, and userlevel policies
  • Describe the different clients and their benefits
  • Access Horizon desktop using various Horizon clients and HTML
  • Configure integrated printing, USB redirection, and the shared folders option
  • Configure session collaboration and media optimization for Microsoft Teams
  • List the advantages of instant clones
  • Explain the provisioning technology used for instant clone desktop pools
  • Set up an automated pool of instant clones
  • Push updated images to instant clone desktop pools
  • Explain the difference between an RDS desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Compare and contrast an RDS session host pool, a farm, and an application pool
  • Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Access RDS desktops and application from Horizon Client
  • Use the instant clone technology to automate the build-out of RDSH farms
  • Configure load-balancing for RDSHs on a farm
  • Monitor the status of the Horizon components using the Horizon Administrator console dashboard
  • Monitor desktop sessions using the HelpDesk tool

Participants should have minimum knowledge on the following VMware infrastructure skills:

  • Using of  VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Knowledge to open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system

Participants 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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This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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