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In this 5-day instructor-led combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management and VMware Horizon 8: Virtual Desktop Troubleshooting, participants gain the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. Students will build skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. Participants learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. Additionally, they learn how to resolve common issues that occur in a VMware Horizon environment. Students will also 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. Note: students 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

VMware Horizon 8: Skills for Virtual Desktop Management is the first half of a two-course requirement for the certification: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2020 (VCP-DTM 2020).

Target Audience
The primary audience for this course are Operators, administrators, and architects responsible for the creation, maintenance, or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.

What You'll Learn

  • Recognize the features and benefits of Horizon
  • Use VMware vSphere® to create VMs to be used as desktops for Horizon
  • Create 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
  • Implement a structured approach to troubleshooting
  • Resolve common issues that occur in a Horizon environment
  • Troubleshoot issues with linked and instant clones
  • Configure the Windows client
  • Identify the correct log level for gathering logs
  • Optimize protocols for the best end-user experience

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  • Course Number vH8VDB
  • Course Length 5 days
  • Course Fee $4,250.00
  • Delivery Format VLT (Instructor Led; Virtual LIVE Online; Remote Training)
  • Course Topic Boot Camp
  • Vendor VMware
  • Technology AWS Cloud

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