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.
Course Overview 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'll focus our attentions here on its everyday use, as well as a few of the best practices that will help you get started. In this course, we'll begin to look at the art and science in building good desktop images. We'll explore the many different permutations of desktop pool configurations, with an eye towards aligning the type of pool with the type of user. We'll step through the everyday management tasks in keeping those pools healthy, and finish up with a quick look at the tools and techniques in managing user data on your virtual machines. 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 there 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.