Course Code: 1086

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage 6.2

Class Dates:
4 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • 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.

  • Audience
    • System Administrators
    • System Integrators Prerequisites
    • 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


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

  • Recommended Courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Details

  • Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Module 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
  • Module 3: View Connection Server
  • Install and configure View Connection Server
  • Configure View events database and the Syslog server
  • Module 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
  • Module 5: Horizon Client Options
  • Describe Horizon Clent for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Describe Horizon Clent for mobile devices with biometric authentication
  • Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Compare options for client drive redirection
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 8: Creating and Managing RDS Desktop and Applications 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 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
  • Module 13: View Performance and Scalability
  • Describe multi-server deployments to create a View pod
  • Explain performance considerations and load balancing for a pod
  • Explain Cloud Pod Architecture for multiple View pods