4-5 Day(s)


This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware® Horizon View suite of products: VMware® View Manager™, VMware® View Composer, and VMware® ThinApp®. This course is based on the Horizon View 5.2 and ThinApp 4.7 releases.

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

Course Suitability

  • Administrator - Professional
  • Engineer - Professional
  • Architect - Professional

Skills Gained

  • Install and configure Horizon View components.
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools.
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops.
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode.
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management.
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network.
  • Use ThinApp to package applications.
  • Entitle applications by using Horizon View.



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


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

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

  • Create a template in VMware® vCenter Server and deploy a virtual machine from the template.
  • Modify a template customization file.
  • Open a virtual machine console in vCenter Server and access the guest operating system.
  • Configure Active Directory services.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Introduce View Agent

  • Describe PCoIP and Remote Desktop Protocol remote display protocols
  • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection

VMware View Client Options

  • Introduce VMware® View™ Client
  • Introduce View Client with Local Mode
  • Describe thin clients and zero clients
  • Introduce Virtual Printing with View Client

View Administrator

  • Configure the View environment
  • Manage users, sessions, and policies
  • Configure and provision automated pools of desktops
  • Explain role-based delegated administration
  • Monitor the View environment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • Introduce View Composer operations
  • Deploy and provision linked-clone desktops
  • Manage linked-clone desktops
  • Manage persistent disks

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Configure local-mode desktops
  • Describe View Transfer Server and the Transfer Server repository
  • Describe local-mode operations

Managing View Security

  • Describe network configuration and authentication options
  • Configure the View security server

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

VMware Horizon Application Manager

  • Ensure that VMware® Horizon Application Manager™ is working
  • Introduce Application Manager components
  • Describe single sign-on from Horizon View to View desktops
  • Enable browser access to View desktops through Horizon View
  • Entitle applications by using Horizon View

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • Introduce vdmadmin utility
  • Describe client systems in kiosk mode
  • Back up the View databases
  • Restore the View databases

View Connection Server Performance and Scalability

  • Describe replica connection servers
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing

VMware ThinApp

  • Use ThinApp to capture applications
  • Deploy and update ThinApp packages
  • Virtualize Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system
  • Manage ThinApp applications in View

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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