VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.10]

This five-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing VMware Horizon® 7 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage the access and security of the machines, and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end users.


5 Days


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
  • Create snapshots of virtual machines
  • Configure guest customization specifications
  • Modify virtual machine properties
  • Convert a virtual machine into a template
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template

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

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Horizon Connection Server
  • VMware Horizon Desktops
  • VMware Horizon Pools
  • VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Creating Automated Desktop Pools
  • Configuring and Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
  • Managing VMware Horizon Security
  • Profile Management Using Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Provisioning and Managing Application Using App Volumes
  • Just-in-Time Management Platform and VMware Horizon
  • Command-Line Tools and Backup Options
  • VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability

Intended Audience

  • Technical personnel who work in the IT departments of end-customer companies and people who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktop services.