Horizon 7 Design Workshop v7

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
VMW-H7DW
Versions: 
7,V7

Overview

This three-day course presents a methodology for designing a VMware Horizon solution. The design methodology includes recommendations for the type of information and data that must be gathered and analyzed to make sound design decisions for client systems, desktop options, VMware vSphere infrastructure, and VMware Horizon components. VMware best practices are presented for each phase of the design process. In this course, you apply your new knowledge by working with other participants to design a VMware Horizon solution for a real-world project. Product Alignment

  • VMware Horizon 7.x

Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing VMware Horizon solutions

Skills Gained

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

  • Assess the business and application requirements of an environment
  • Analyze design choices and design an infrastructure architecture for end-user computing that addresses the needs of the environment
  • Design a VMware Horizon infrastructure architecture that addresses the needs of the organization and follows VMware best practices
  • Document a design that can be implemented
  • Design a comprehensive VMware Horizon solution

Prerequisites

This course recommends the following skills and knowledge:

  • Virtualized desktop implementation experience
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage course or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course

Course Outline

Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Infrastructure Assessment
    • Define customer business objectives
    • Gather and analyze business and application requirements
    • Use a systematic methodology to evaluate and document design decisions
  3. VMware Horizon Design
    • Identify the design process to build a VMware Horizon solution
    • Identify the VMware Horizon reference architecture
    • Outline the process to define a use case
    • Determine use cases for a given business case study
    • Outline the process to define service definition
  4. VMware Horizon Block and Pod Design
    • Identify the components of a typical VMware Horizon block and pod
    • Outline the relationships between VMware Horizon management block components
    • Design a VMware Horizon desktop block and pod configuration for a given use case
    • Configure cloud pod architecture for multisite pool access
  5. Pool and Desktop Configuration
    • List the key considerations for sizing hardware for a desktop virtual machine
    • Identify key virtual desktop performance tuning and Windows optimizations and their effects on VMware Horizon performance
    • Map use cases to VMware Horizon instances and VMware Horizon pools
    • Design desktop pools for a given use case
  6. VMware Infrastructure Design
    • Identify factors and design decisions that determine the sizing for VMware ESXi hosts
    • Estimate and size CPU and memory requirements
    • Determine cluster requirements for VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • Outline the privileges that are required by an administrative user account
  7. Storage Design
    • Identify factors that determine the sizing for shared storage
    • Determine storage-sizing formulas for clone disks
    • Reduce storage requirements with instant clones
    • Identify use cases and benefits of using View Storage Accelerator
    • Identify use cases and benefits of using VMware vSAN
  8. Network and Security Design
    • Identify the design decisions related to bandwidth use
    • Identify use cases and benefits of using load balancing and traffic management
    • Identify the best practices for avoiding network congestion
    • Recognize the PCoIP and Blast Extreme optimization strategies
    • Describe the design considerations for sizing network capacity
    • Evaluate security features of the security server and VMware Unified Access Gateway
    • Compare the security server and Unified Access Gateway
  9. End-User Session Design
    • Configure Horizon Persona Management for end-user personalization
    • Discuss the use of VMware User Environment Manager for personalizing desktops
    • Identify VMware best practices for Active Directory containers, groups, and Group Policy object policies in a VMware Horizon solution
    • Identify VMware best practices for True SSO
    • Identify client device characteristics and requirements
  10. Delivering and Managing Applications
    • Describe the importance of the application delivery mechanism
    • Determine which VMware Horizon application tool should be used to accomplish which business objectives
    • Design and create Remote Desktop Services farms and application pools to support the deployment of applications

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Infrastructure Assessment

  • Define customer business objectives
  • Gather and analyze business and application requirements
  • Use a systematic methodology to evaluate and document design decisions

VMware Horizon Design

  • Identify the design process to build a VMware Horizon solution
  • Identify the VMware Horizon reference architecture
  • Outline the process to define a use case
  • Determine use cases for a given business case study
  • Outline the process to define service definition

VMware Horizon Block and Pod Design

  • Identify the components of a typical VMware Horizon block and pod
  • Outline the relationships between VMware Horizon management block components
  • Design a VMware Horizon desktop block and pod configuration for a given use case
  • Configure cloud pod architecture for multisite pool access

Pool and Desktop Configuration

  • List the key considerations for sizing hardware for a desktop virtual machine
  • Identify key virtual desktop performance tuning and Windows optimizations and their effects on VMware Horizon performance
  • Map use cases to VMware Horizon instances and VMware Horizon pools
  • Design desktop pools for a given use case

VMware Infrastructure Design

  • Identify factors and design decisions that determine the sizing for VMware ESXi hosts
  • Estimate and size CPU and memory requirements
  • Determine cluster requirements for VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Outline the privileges that are required by an administrative user account

Storage Design

  • Identify factors that determine the sizing for shared storage
  • Determine storage-sizing formulas for clone disks
  • Reduce storage requirements with instant clones
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using View Storage Accelerator
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using VMware vSAN

Network and Security Design

  • Identify the design decisions related to bandwidth use
  • Identify use cases and benefits of using load balancing and traffic management
  • Identify the best practices for avoiding network congestion
  • Recognize the PCoIP and Blast Extreme optimization strategies
  • Describe the design considerations for sizing network capacity
  • Evaluate security features of the security server and VMware Unified Access Gateway
  • Compare the security server and Unified Access Gateway

End-User Session Design

  • Configure Horizon Persona Management for end-user personalization
  • Discuss the use of VMware User Environment Manager for personalizing desktops
  • Identify VMware best practices for Active Directory containers, groups, and Group Policy object policies in a VMware Horizon solution
  • Identify VMware best practices for True SSO
  • Identify client device characteristics and requirements

Delivering and Managing Applications

  • Describe the importance of the application delivery mechanism
  • Determine which VMware Horizon application tool should be used to accomplish which business objectives
  • Design and create Remote Desktop Services farms and application pools to support the deployment of applications

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.

ITILv3, RESILIA, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, AgileSHIFT, MSP, M_o_R, P3M3, P3O, MoP, MoV courses on this page are offered by QA, ATO of AXELOS Limited. ITIL, RESILIA, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, AgileSHIFT, MSP, M_o_R, P3M3, P3O,MoP, MoV are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Upcoming Dates

  • GREEN This class is Guaranteed To Run.
  • SPVC - Self-Paced Virtual Class.
  • Click a Date to Enroll.
Course Location Days Cost Date
London London3 2110 £2110 2019-09-30
Baden-Wurttemberg Boblingen3 2110 £2110 2019-09-30
Bayern Munchen3 2110 £2110 2019-09-30
Baden-Wurttemberg Boblingen3 2110 £2110 2019-09-30
Noord-Holland Amsterdam3 2110 £2110 2019-10-02
Zoetermeer Zoetermeer3 2110 £2110 2019-10-07
London London3 2110 £2110 2019-10-30
Osrednjeslovenska Ljubljana3 2110 £2110 2019-11-04
Moscow Moscow3 2110 £2110 2019-11-06
Berkshire Wokingham3 2110 £2110 2019-11-11
Berkshire Wokingham3 2110 £2110 2019-11-11