Duration: Hours

Training Mode: Online


Vmware Horizon (formerly called Horizon View) is a commercial desktop and app virtualization product developed by VMware, Inc for Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems. It was first sold under the name VMware VDM, but with the release of version 3.0. 0 in 2008 it was changed to “VMware View”.

Course Introduction

  1. Review course goals
  2.  Review course objectives
  3. Review the course outline
  4. Find additional resources after this course

Introduction to VMware Horizon

  1. Recognize the features and benefits of VMware Horizon
  2. Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon component
  3. Define a use case for your virtual desktop and application infrastructure

View Connection Server

  1. Identify the VMware vSphere® requirements for a connection server
  2. Describe the network and firewall configurations for View Connection Server
  3. License VMware Horizon components
  4. Configure View Connection Server


  1. Outline the process and choices in setting up VMware Horizon virtual machines
  2. Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  3. List the ports that must be opened in the machine’s firewall for VMware Horizon operations
  4. Outline the configuration choices when installing Horizon Agent

Horizon Desktop Pools

  1. Identify the steps to set up a template for desktop pool deployment
  2. List the steps to add desktops to the View Connection Server inventory
  3. Define desktop entitlement
  4. Describe how information on the Users and Groups page can be used to control and monitor View users
  5. Explain the hierarchy of global policies, pool-level policies, and user-level policies
  6.  List the View Group Policy administrative template files

Horizon Client Options

  1. Describe the requirements for a Horizon Client installation
  2. Explain USB redirection and options
  3. Describe the power states for desktop.
  4. Define and compare a thin client with a system running Horizon Client
  5. Discuss the benefits of Virtual Printing
  6. Explain the Virtual Printing architecture
  7.  Describe the configuration options for Virtual Printing
  8. Explain the location-based printing feature

Create Automated Pools of Full Virtual Machines

  1. Recognize how an automated pool operates
  2. Compare dedicated-assignment and floating-assignment pools
  3. Outline the steps to create an automated pool
  4. Examine the entitlement of desktops in automated pools

Creating & Managing Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

  1. Describe the VMware linked-clone technology
  2. Explain why both a parent virtual machine and a snapshot must be used to create linked clones
  3. Outline the system requirements for View Composer
  4. Describe the relationship between a persistent disk and the system disk
  5. Outline the steps necessary to set up a desktop pool that uses linked clones
  6. Compare the purpose of the parent and the replica virtual machines
  7. Compare the linked-clone management operations
  8. Describe the management operations for persistent disks

Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

  1. Identify the advantages of instant clones
  2. Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  3. Identify the requirements of instant clones
  4. Describe the types of instant – clone virtual machines
  5. Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  6. Outline the steps to set up an Automated pool that uses instant clones
  7. Describe instant – clone Limitations in VMware Horizon
  8. Describe the creation of instant clones
  9. Set up an Automated pool of instant clones


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VMware Horizon is a modern platform for running and delivering virtual desktops and apps across the hybrid cloud. For administrators, this means desktop and app management can be simplified, automated and made more secure. For users, it provides a consistent experience across devices and locations.