VMware Horizon (with View) 6.2: Install, Configure, Manage (VHVICM) Training

Michigan Technology Services offers many instructor-led VMware courses via a partnership with an authorized VMware Training Center (VATC). This VHVICM training can take place at our location in Farmington Hills, 20 miles outside of Detroit, where you will sit in a room with one of our instructors, onsite at your office anywhere throughout the United States, or if you prefer, instructor led live online.

This class satisfies the training requirement to take the test to earn a VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification. Through hand-on labs and lectures, students will learn to install, configure, and manage the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon 6 consisting of View Manager, View Composer, and View security server.

For additional information on other VMware classes or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

Who Should Attend

System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure


Before attending this course, you must be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server™ system and deploy a virtual machine from a template.
  • Modify a vCenter Server customization specification.
  • Open a virtual machine console in the vCenter Server system and access the guest operating system.

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration
  • Experience with VMware vSphere®

The knowledge and skills that are recommended before attending this course are as follows:

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course and labs you will be able to:

  • Identify View components
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Install and configure virtual machines that become desktops
  • Configure and manage VMware Horizon™ Client™ systems
  • Configure and manage pools of existing physical machines
  • Configure and manage automated pools of full virtual machines
  • Configure and manage pools of linked-clone machines
  • Configure and manage RDS pools of desktops and applications
  • Use View Administrator to configure the View environment
  • Configure secure access to View desktops
  • Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management
  • Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 2: Introduction to Horizon View
  • Overview of Horizon 6
  • Introduce View features and components
Module 3: View Connection Server
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and syslog server
Module 4: View Desktops
  • Prepare virtual machines as View desktops
  • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
  • Install Horizon™ View Agent™ in a template
  • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
Module 5: Horizon Client Options
  • Introduce Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Configure Virtual Printing with Horizon Client
Module 6: Creating and Managing Automated Pools
  • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
  • Compare dedicated and floating-assignment pools
  • Compare storage options, including VMware® Virtual SAN™
Module 7: Creating and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Overview of View Composer operations
  • Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  • Compare storage options, including Virtual SAN and tiered storage
  • Manage linked-clone desktops
  • Manage persistent disks
Module 8: Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm
  • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
  • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
  • Mange application pools
Module 9: Using View Administrator
  • Configure the View environment
  • Compare authentication options for desktop access
  • Manage users, sessions, and policies
  • Implement role-based delegated administration
  • Monitor the View environment
Module 10: Managing View Security
  • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server
Module 11: View Persona Management
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Describe View Persona Management and Windows roaming profiles
  • Configure a View Persona Management deployment
  • Describe best practices for a View Persona Management deployment
Module 12: Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • Introduce the vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases
Module 13: View Performance and Scalability
  • Describe multiserver deployments to create a pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a single pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pod deployments

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