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VMware Horizon 7:Whats New (V6.x to V7.x)

This three-day intensive hands-on course gives you the knowledge to upgrade from VMware HorizonĀ® 6 to VMware HorizonĀ® 7. Additionaly it introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that empower you to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. In addition to performing an upgrade, you will use many of the new options available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.

  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:



  • Describe the versions of VMware Horizon components
  • Upgrade View Composer to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade View Connection Server to VMware Horizon 7
  • Upgrade VMware Horizon® Client™ systems to Horizon Client 4.6
  • Upgrade Horizon Agent to Horizon Agent 7
  • Define the new features in VMware Horizon 7
  • Successfully configure and manage automated pools of instant clones
  • Effectively use VMware User Environment Manager™ to manage user personalization and application configurations 
  • Define how to deploy profile management
  • Effectively use VMware App Volumes™ to provision and manage applications 
  • Troubleshoot upgrade issues


  • Technical IT personnel who are responsible for the delivery of remote or virtual desktops, applications, and services

Customers attending this course must have attended the VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage course or have equivalent knowledge. Students should have experience in managing a VMware Horizon deployment.

1. Course Introduction

Review course goals
Review course objectives
Review the course outline
Find additional resources after this course

2. Evolution of VMware Horizon

Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

3. Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

4. Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

Describe instant clones
Identify the advantages of instant clones
Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
Identify the requirements of instant clones
Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
Describe the creation of instant clones
Set up an automated pool of instant clones

5. Managing VMware Horizon Security

Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
Explain a direct connection
List the advantages of direct connections

6. Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

7. Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool
Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

8. Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

Explain how App Volumes works
Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
Install and configure App Volumes

9. Troubleshooting an Upgrade

Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support

  • Duration : 3 Days
  • Certified by: VMware

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