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

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

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

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

This course recommends the subsequent skills and knowledge:

  • Virtualized desktop implementation experience
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course or equivalent experience

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


  • System Integrators
  • System Administrators

Public Program Schedule

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There is no upcoming Public Batch Schedule, you can ask for Private Batch or for On-Demand Learning

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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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