VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage

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VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring and managing VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. Taking the course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for organizations of any size and is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. You learn how to configure and deploy pools of virtual machines and how to provide a customized desktop environment to end-users. Additionally, you will learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

Duration: 5 Days


  • 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


  • Operators, Administrators, and Architects for VMware Horizon
  • Individuals are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and or delivery of remote and virtual desktop services
  • Additional duties can include the implementation, support, and administration of an organization's end-user computing infrastructure

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Identify Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture, and requirements
  • Describe the authentication and certification options for a Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and Horizon 8
  • Discuss performance and scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for the Horizon environment


  • Describe Conceptual and Logical Architecture of Horizon
  • Introduction to Use Case
  • vSphere for Horizon 8
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to Access vCenter Server system and VMware ESXi™ Hosts
  • VMware Horizon Desktops
  • Optimize and Prepare Windows and Linux virtual machines to Set Up Horizon Desktop VMs
  • VMware Horizon Agents
  • Configuration Choices When Installing Horizon Agent on Windows and Linux virtual Machines
  • VMware Horizon Pools
  • Steps to Set up a Template for Desktop Pool Deployment
  • Steps to Add Desktops to the VMware Horizon® Connection Server™ Inventory
  • Compare Dedicated-assignment and Floating-assignment Pools
  • Access Horizon Desktop using Various Horizon Clients and HTML
  • Configure Integrated Printing, USB Redirection, and the Shared Folders Option
  • Configure Session Collaboration and Media Optimization for Microsoft Teams
  • Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Horizon Connection Server
  • VMware Horizon Authentication and Certificates
  • Workspace ONE Access & Virtual Application Management
  • VMware Horizon Performance and Scalability
  • Managing VMware Horizon Security
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