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Note: It may take more than 90 minutes to complete this lab. You should expect to only finish 2-3 of the modules during your time.  The modules are independent of each other so you can start at the beginning of any module and proceed from there. You can use the Table of Contents to access any module of your choosing.

The Table of Contents can be accessed in the upper right-hand corner of the Lab Manual.

VMware Horizon is a modern platform for secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps across clouds to empower anywhere workspace technology for distributed workers. Preparing for a future of more flexible work, use this introduction lab to learn more about the trusted tools available within your Horizon Platform. This modern management endpoint approach will showcase how to start breaking away from legacy endpoint management.

This lab will use VMware Horizon 8 to create and manage Instant Clone pools, RDSH & App farms. In this lab, we expect to show getting started techniques to ensure the lab taker will have a foundational understanding of Horizon. The lab will showcase desktops and apps with a single sign-on experience integrating VMware Horizon with True SSO, and VMware Workspace ONE Access. User control through Dynamic Environment Manager and Application layer using App Volumes will also be showcased. We will complete the "Empower Distributed Workers with the VMware Anywhere Workspace" vision with Modern management through Workspace ONE UEM auto enrollment.

Lab Module List:

Lab Principals:

  • Vernon Lihou, Senior Lead SME DWS, Solution Engineering, United Kingdom

Lab Captains: 

  • Nathan Smith, Staff Solution Engineer EUC, USA
  • John Kramer, Staff SME DWS, Solution Engineering, USA

Associate Lab Captains:

  • Colby Mooney, Senior Customer Success Specialist Engineer, USA

Special thanks:

Bill Call & Mark McGill for outstanding support!

This lab manual can be downloaded from the Hands-on Labs Document site found here:


This lab may be available in other languages.  To set your language preference and have a localized manual deployed with your lab, you may utilize this document to help guide you through the process:


Self-Guided Workshop Video

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Table of Contents


  1. If this is your first time taking a lab navigate to the Appendix in the Table of Contents to review the interface and features before proceeding. For returning users, feel free to start your lab by clicking next in the manual.

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