Horizon with View Install Configure Manage 6.2

4 days


This hands-on training course gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. It builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the View component of VMware Horizon 6, release 6.2, through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. This course teaches you how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines, how to manage access and security of the machines, and how to provide end users a customized desktop environment.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

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 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop and application pools

Use View Administrator to configure the View environment

Configure secure access to View virtual machines

Describe steps to deploy View Persona Management for user profile management

Manage performance and scalability of a View deployment

Intended Audience:

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


Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration

Experience with VMware vSphere

Create a template in the VMware vCenter Server system and deploy a virtual machine


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Introduction to Horizon 6 and View
    • Overview of Horizon 6
    • Introduce View features and components
    • Explain how View can be operated in FIPS mode
  3. View Connection Server
    • Install and configure View Connection Server
    • Configure View events database and the Syslog server
  4. View Desktops
    • Prepare Windows virtual machines as View desktops
    • Compare PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
    • Explain USB redirection and multimedia redirection
    • Install View Agent in a virtual machine template
    • Deploy a manual pool and entitle users to access it
    • Compare Windows and Linux VDI virtual machines
  5. Horizon Client Options
    • Describe Horizon Client for Windows and Mac OS X
    • Describe Horizon Client for mobile devices with biometric authentication
    • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
    • Compare options for client drive redirection
  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
  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
    • Manage linked-clone desktops
    • Manage persistent disks
  8. Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Application Pools
    • Set up RDS hosts to create a farm of hosts
    • Deploy and provision RDS desktop pools
    • Deploy and provision RDS application pools
    • Manage application pools
    • Explain how linked clones provide automated management of RDS server farms
  9. Using View Administrator
    • Configure the View environment
    • Compare authentication options for desktop access
    • Compare 3D rendering options such as vDGA and GRID vGPU
    • Manage administrators, users, sessions, and policies
    • Monitor the View environment
  10. Managing View Security
    • Describe recommended network configurations and authentication options
    • Configure the View security server
    • Describe Access Point, a Linux-based alternative for the DMZ
  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
  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
  13. View Performance and Scalability
    • Describe multiserver deployments to create a View pod
    • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
    • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods


System administrators and system integrators experienced with VMware Infrastructure 3 who are responsible for their organization's deployment of VMware technology for virtual desktop infrastructure.

Skills Gained

After this course, the student should be able to:

  • Install and configure the VMware View components
  • Create persistent and nonpersistent desktop pools
  • Configure virtual desktops for printing, USB redirection, and multimedia redirection
  • Configure authentication using devices such as smart cards or cryptographic authentication fobs
  • Use VMware View Composer to deploy and manage linked clone virtual desktops
  • Package applications using VMware ThinApp for a VMware virtual desktop infrastructure



  • Experience in Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) administration
  • Experience with vSphere


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage.

Basic Skills Self-Assessment

You must already have these skills:

  • Create a template in VMware vCenter Server and deploy a virtual machine from it.
  • Modify a template customization file.
  • Open a virtual machine console on vCenter Server and access the guest operating system.
  • Modify a virtual machine's hardware.
  • Configure Windows AD services.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 2800 2800 2019-07-23
Manchester4 2000 £2000 2019-11-11
Glasgow4 2000 £2000 2019-11-11
Birmingham4 2000 £2000 2019-11-11