What’s New [V6 to V7]

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

This three-day, hands-on course gives you the skills to upgrade from VMware Horizon® 6 to VMware Horizon® 7. It also introduces the new features in VMware Horizon 7 that enable 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 features available in VMware Horizon 7 to instantly provision virtual and remote desktops and applications.


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

Who Can Benefit

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

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Review course goals
  • Lesson 2: Review course objectives
  • Lesson 3: Review the course outline
  • Lesson 4: Find additional resources after this course

Module 2: Evolution of VMware Horizon

  • Lesson 1: Recognize the new features and benefits of VMware Horizon 7
  • Lesson 2: Identify the major function of each VMware Horizon 7 component
  • Lesson 3: Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon

Module 3: Upgrading to VMware Horizon 7

  • Lesson 1: Outline the steps to upgrade to VMware Horizon 7
  • Lesson 2: Describe how to upgrade View Connection Server, View Composer, Horizon Client, and Horizon Agent
  • Lesson 3: Describe the licensing for VMware Horizon 7
  • Lesson 4; Identify the new features in VMware vSphere® 6.5

Module 4: Creating and Managing Instant-Clone Desktop Pools

  • Lesson 1: Describe instant clones
  • Lesson 2: Identify the advantages of instant clones
  • Lesson 3: Distinguish View Composer clones from instant clones
  • Lesson 4: Identify the requirements of instant clones
  • Lesson 5: Describe the types of instant-clone virtual machines
  • Lesson 6: Explain how folders are used to delegate pool administration
  • Lesson 7: Outline the steps to set up an automated pool that uses instant clones
  • Lesson 8: Describe instant-clone limitations in VMware Horizon 7
  • Lesson 9: Describe the creation of instant clones
  • Lesson 10: Set up an automated pool of instant clones

Module 5: Managing VMware Horizon Security

  • Lesson 1: Compare tunnels and direct connections for client access to desktops
  • Lesson 2: Compare the benefits of using either Horizon Security Server or VMware Unified Access Gateway™ in the DMZ
  • Lesson 3: Identify the tunnel endpoints when the security gateway is not used
  • Lesson 4: Explain a direct connection
  • Lesson 5: List the advantages of direct connections

Module 6: Profile Management Using User Environment Manager

  • Lesson 1: Identify the use cases and benefits of using User Environment Manager
  • Lesson 2: Preparing infrastructure for User Environment Manager
  • Lesson 3: Outline the steps to install and configure User Environment Manager components
  • Lesson 4: Use User Environment Manager Management Console and Application Profiler to manage user personalization and application configurations

Module 7: Creating RDS Desktop and Application Pools

  • Lesson 1: Explain the difference between a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop pool and an automated pool
  • Lesson 2: Describe how a user can access a single application by using the RDS application pool
  • Lesson 3: Describe the relationship between an RDS host, a farm, and an application pool
  • Lesson 4: Create an RDS desktop pool and an application pool
  • Lesson 5: Explain how View Composer linked-clone technology can automate the build-out of RDS server farms
  • Lesson 8: Describe the load-balancing options for RDS hosts

Module 8: Using App Volumes to Provision and Manage Applications

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Outdoor and Mesh Capabilities
  • Lesson 2: Configuring High-Density Capabilities

Module 9: Configure Advanced Capabililties in Outdoor and High-Density Designs

  • Lesson 1: Explain how App Volumes works
  • Lesson 2: Identify the features and benefits of App Volumes
  • Lesson 3: Identify the interface elements of App Volumes
  • Lesson 4: Install and configure App Volumes

Module 10: Troubleshooting an Upgrade

  • Lesson 1: Describe Horizon Help Desk Tool
  • Lesson 2: Describe tools that can be used to help when an upgrade fails
  • Lesson 3: Describe common failures that can occur during an upgrade
  • Lesson 4: Identify the log locations for each VMware Horizon component
  • Lesson 5: Describe how to upload logs to VMware Support

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