Learning VMWare Horizon 7
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Learning VMWare Horizon 7

Design, install and configure your VDI infrastructure with VMware Horizon 7
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn about the Horizon 7 architecture
  • The best type of design for your Horizon 7 deployment
  • Building and optimizing the desktop OS for VDI
  • Different types of desktop resources and which one to choose
  • Entitling users to VDI desktop resources
  • Optimizing your Horizon 7 deployment
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Requirements
  • This course provides in-depth content balanced with tutorials that put theory into practice. The focus is on giving you both the understanding and practical examples that will allow you to master the art of creating desktop resources using VMware Horizon 7.
Description

VMware Horizon 7 delivers, protects, and manages your applications and virtual desktops and ensures the end-user can access it from anywhere and at any point of time. The course will guide you from being a beginner to being able to centrally manage your desktops using VMware Horizon 7. The video starts with an overview of the architecture and latest features of VMware Horizon 7. You will also learn how to design and deploy your Horizon 7 environment. Finally, we will build out two operating systems, optimize them for your VDI, and then walk you through the different methods of delivery for the instant clone, linked clone, and full clone options. By the end of the course, you will be equipped to create desktop resources by using Horizon Desktop Pools and fine-tune the end user experience to ensure the best optimization from your virtual desktops.

About the Author

Peter Von Oven is an experienced technical consultant and has spent the past 20 years of his IT career working with customers and partners in designing technology solutions aimed at delivering true business value. During his career, Peter has been involved in numerous large-scale enterprise projects and deployments and has presented at key IT events such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs across the UK. He has also worked in senior presales roles and senior presales management roles for IT giants such as Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware and was awarded VMware vExpert for 2015 and 2016. Over the past 10 years and more, Peter has focused his skills and experience by specializing in the desktop and application virtualization market and today works for the market-leading desktop transformation specialists, Liquidware Labs. Peter got his first taste for writing when assisting with some of the chapters in the book Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, which then led to four other Packt titles, VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials, VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials, co-written with Peter Bjork and Joel Lindberg, and VMware Horizon View Essentials and Mastering Horizon View, co-written with Barry Coombs.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginners who want to learn to centrally manage and virtualize their desktops using VMware Horizon 7.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
04:05:26
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Installation and Setup of the Example Lab Environment
6 Lectures 16:02

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 04:28

To deploy a successful VMware Horizon 7 environment, there are a number of infrastructure components that need to be in place first. The example lab environment will give you the infrastructure foundation for this course to help build your own environment.

Installation and Setup – Example Lab Overview
02:47

The VMware Horizon View infrastructure componentsare hosted on a VMware vSphere platform (ESXi servers). Two sets of infrastructure are required:one to the View management components and another to host the actual desktops.

Installing the VmwarevSphere Infrastructure
01:35

The VMware Horizon View infrastructure is installed on Microsoft Windows Servers, along with other requirements and dependencies, such as MS SQL Server

Installing and Configuring Windows Server Components
03:03

The VMware Horizon View infrastructure relies on Microsoft Active directory to apply policies to the virtual desktop machines to deliver the end user experience

Configuring Active Directory Components
01:59

The VMware Horizon View solution comprises a number of different applications that need to be downloaded from the VMware web site

Downloading the VMware Horizon Software
02:10
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Learning Vmware Horizon 7 Architecture
3 Lectures 57:35

VMware VDI has been around for a while and the number of features has grown with each new edition, with each adding new features and functionality to help reduce cost and improve end user experience.

Preview 16:51

There are a number of different versions of the Horizon View 7 software, each one designed to fit a specific use case. Here, we look at the different versions and what features they contain.

VMware Horizon 7 Editions and Licensing
03:21

The VMware Horizon 7 architecture is made up from a number of different components that work together to provide the platform for delivering virtual desktops as well as for delivering an optimum end user experience.

VMware Horizon 7 Architecture & Feature Overview
37:23
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Designing & Deploying VMware Horizon 7
4 Lectures 32:42

Where do you start when considering a VDI project? There are a number of things to consider in building a business case, proving the technology, and finally, deploying a production-ready environment.

Preview 14:05

When you start your project, the first thing you should consider is to take a snapshot of what your desktop environment looks like today. Profile the users, applications, and resources in use today.

Desktop Assessments with Liquidware Labs Stratusphere
06:36

Before you deploy a solution, you need to test its suitability for your environment and that it meets your project definition, business case, and user requirements

Proving the Technology
04:03

The final phase of the project is to take all the findings, along with your business and use cases, and to start designing a production-ready environment

Designing & Deploying Vmware Horizon 7
07:58
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Installing and Configuring VMware Horizon 7
3 Lectures 17:35

What is "Parallel Programming in Haskell" about, and how does it differ from "Concurrent Programming in Haskell?" We answer those questions by clarifying the meaning of a few terms which are frequently confused.

Preview 06:23

Once the Horizon View Connection Server has been installed there are a number of additional configuration tasks that need to be completed.

Post Installation Configurations Tasks
05:50

The Horizon View Administrator Management Console is a comprehensive management screen that enables you to configure how a virtual desktop is delivered to your end users.

Overview of the Horizon View Administrator Management Console
05:22
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Building a Windows 7 VDI Desktop
3 Lectures 24:29

As this Windows desktop is going to be running as a VDI hosted virtual desktop, it needs to be built from the ground up as a VDI desktop, using the correct hardware configuration. We need to make this our gold image template from which all virtual desktops are created.

Preview 14:47

Once you have created a Windows 7 virtual desktop machine, it needs to be optimized so that it runs optimally as a VDI desktop.

Optimizing the Windows 7 Gold Image for Horizon View
06:37

Once you have built and optimized a Windows 7 image, you can prepare it for delivery. This is dependent on the way the virtual desktops are going to be built.

Preparing the Virtual Desktop Machine for Delivery
03:05
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Building a Windows 10 VDI Desktop
3 Lectures 22:20

As this Windows desktop is going to be running as a VDI hosted virtual desktop, it needs to be built from the ground up as a VDI desktop, using the correct hardware configuration. We need to make this our gold image template from which all virtual desktops are created from.

Preview 11:24

Once you have created a Windows 10 virtual desktop machine, it needs to be optimized so that it runs optimally as a VDI desktop.

Optimizing the Windows 10 Gold Image for Horizon View
07:41

Once you have built and optimized a Windows 10 image, you can prepare it for delivery. This is dependent on the way the virtual desktops are going to be built.

Preparing the Virtual Desktop Machine for Delivery
03:15
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Introduction to Desktop Pools
3 Lectures 36:21

A desktop pool is a made up from a collection of like virtual desktop machines, that are available to the end users to log into. A pool can be created to reflect different departments of different desktop configurations.

Preview 21:03

A desktop pool is a made up from a collection of like virtual desktop machines, that are available to the end users to log into. A pool can be created to reflect different departments of different desktop configurations.

Building a Windows 10, Full-Clone, Persistent Desktop Pool
11:22

At this stage of the configuration, the desktops are built and optimized, and the desktop pools created. Users can now be entitled to a desktop pool, which will allow them to log in to a desktop within the pool they entitled to.

Entitling End Users to Desktop Pools
03:56
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Connecting to a Horizon View Desktop
3 Lectures 38:22

There are numerous ways of connecting to your virtual desktop machine, using different devices running the Horizon Client software. There are also hardware-based clients, and browser options.

Preview 23:51

As well as tuning the actual operating system image, with View you also can fine tune the delivery of the desktop and the end-user experience using pre-built VMware Horizon templates.

Fine Tuning the End User Experience
07:31

Once the solution has been deployed and users are logging in and using virtual desktops, it is important to ensure that they are always getting the best end-user experience possible. To do this, you need to manage, monitor, and diagnose any issues.

Entitling End Users to Desktop Pools
07:00
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