Learning VMware Horizon 7.x [Video]

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You will learn how to design, install, and manage a VMware Horizon environment using practical examples and following best practices.


VMware Horizon 7 enables you to deliver applications and virtual desktops to your end-users, allowing them to access their workspace environments from anywhere and at any point in time, using any device. This course will take you from being a beginner to being able to centrally manage your desktops, using the latest version of VMware Horizon 7. The video starts with an overview of the architecture and latest features of VMware Horizon 7, including building your own lab environment so you can get hands-on with the course.

You will also learn how to design and deploy your Horizon 7 environment. Finally, we will build two operating systems, optimize them for your VDI, and then walk you through the different methods of delivery for the instant clone, linked clone, and full clone options.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped to create desktop resources by using Horizon Desktop Pools and fine-tune the end user experience, to ensure the best optimization from your virtual desktops.

Style and Approach

This course provides in-depth content balanced with practical tutorials that put the theory into practice. The focus is on giving you both the understanding and practical examples that will allow you to master the art of creating desktop resources using VMware Horizon 7. You'll also learn about hardware and software requirements you'll need to meet to configure and set up VMware Horizon 7. This course also explains the new features rolled out in the latest version and how to upgrade to it.

  • This course provides a thorough explanation of the basics of the new functionality in Horizon clients.
  • Learn more about the new Horizon Cloud Connector.
  • Learn to apply the new Blast Extreme functionality, including adaptive transport with IPv6.
Course Length 5 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781789804003
Date Of Publication 30 Mar 2019


Peter von Oven

Peter von Oven is an experienced technical consultant and has spent the past 25 years working with customers and partners designing technology solutions. During his career, Peter has presented at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and CCUG events. He has also worked in senior presales roles and presales management roles for Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware, and has been awarded VMware vExpert four years running.

In 2016, Peter founded his own company, Droplet Computing, where he works today as the Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
Peter got his first taste for writing when assisting with some of the chapters in Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, which then lead to five other Packt titles.