VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V8.8]



About the course

This course is a combination of VMware Horizon: Deploy and Manage, and VMware App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Manager: Configure and Manage. Eight days of content, taught over five-days of extended learning. This course gives you the hands-on skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will build on your skills in configuring and managing VMware Horizon® 8 through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. 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 a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You 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 the Cloud Pod Architecture feature in Horizon. Additionally, you will learn how to use VMware App Volumes™ to deliver applications and data to desktops and users at scale. You will gain skills
in managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement. You will also learn how to use the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™ to provide personalization of end-user profiles and dynamic policy configurations across virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments.

Audience Profile

Operators, administrators, and architects for VMware Horizon who are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and delivery of remote and virtual desktop services.


Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following skills:
• 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 to a template
• Deploy a virtual machine from a template

Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:
• Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
• Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
• Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
• Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Course Details

  • Course Ref: VMW_HDMAVFT88
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: TBC
  • Course Price: £4930+VAT


  • Introduction to VMware Horizon
  • Introduction to Use Case
  • vSphere for VMware Horizon
  • Create Windows Desktops
  • Create Linux Desktops
  • Creating and Managing Desktop Pools
  • VMware Horizon Client Options
  • Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools
  • Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools
  • Monitoring VMware Horizon
  • Horizon Connection Server
  • Horizon Protocols
  • Graphics in Horizon
  • Securing Connections: Network
  • Securing Connections: Authentication
  • Horizon Scalability
  • Horizon Cloud and Universal Broker
  • Workspace ONE Access and Virtual Application Management
  • Overview of App Volumes
  • Working with Application Packages
  • Published Applications
  • Overview of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager
  • Management Console User Interface
  • Application Configuration Management
  • VMware Horizon Smart Policies

Course Outline