VMware Horizon 7: Create and Configure Pools

With your Horizon 7 infrastructure now assembled, it's time to start using it. This course will teach you how to create VM templates and desktop pools in this course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 5, 2017
Duration
2h 56m
Table of contents
Introduction
4m 58s
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 5, 2017
Duration
2h 56m
Description

Building that Horizon 7 infrastructure is obviously only the first step. Next up is understanding how best to use it in deploying desktops to users. In this course, VMware Horizon 7: Create and Configure Pools, you'll learn how to create and configure pools in VMware Horizon 7. First, you'll explore the steps in preparing VM images to be Horizon templates. Next, you'll understand which type of desktop pool should be used based on requirements. Finally, you'll get an introduction into managing the user data in each VM. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to create Horizon desktop pools for servicing users.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hey, this is Greg Shields and you've found another of my courses in this learning path on VMware Horizon 7, this time on the creation and management of the desktop pools you'll soon be delivering to users. I am Author Evangelist and a full-time author here at Pluralsight, and I've been working with VMware's solutions since the days that those virtual machines were nearly always just servers.

While our last course in this learning path focused on the construction of a Horizon 7 environment, we focus our attentions here on it's everyday use -- as well as a few best practices that'll help get you started.

In this course, we'll begin with a look at the art and science in building good desktop images. We'll also explore the many different permutations of desktop pool configurations with an eye towards aligning the type of pool with the type of user. Finally, we'll step through the everyday management tasks with keeping those pools healthy, and finish up with a quick look at the tools and techniques in managing user data on our VMs.

If you've just been tasked with installing and configuring a Horizon 7 environment in your organization, this course is your first stop in brushing up on those skills for success.

And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as you configure User Environment Manager, App Volumes, VMware Mirage, Identity Manager, and vRealize Operations. Let's get started.