CMB-310 Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration (Fast Track)

CMB-310 Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration (Fast Track)

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Course ID: B4603

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge of the major aspects of installing, configuring, and managing highly available XenApp, XenDesktop 7.1x, and Provisioning Services 7.1x environments. Specifically, this course teaches:

  • An understanding of the solution architecture and communications

  • The factors that contribute to a successful deployment of this solution

  • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS)

  • How to install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver

  • How to set up profile management

  • How to configure policies, printing and basic security features.

  • How to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director

+ Who Should Attend

This course requires almost zero previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform. It is aimed at IT professional who, as part of their job, are required to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services.

The CXD-210 XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration course offers the same training in a slightly less intensive environment.

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture Overview

  • Architecture
  • FlexCast models (use cases)
  • Connection flow process
  • Hosting platform considerations
  • Layered approach methodology

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

  • Citrix consulting methodology
  • Supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Lab environment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site 

  • Licensing considerations
  • Installation and management
  • Basic license server troubleshooting
  • Delivery Controller role
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

  • The Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Delivering Office 365 considerations

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • StoreFront authentication services
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Citrix policies applied

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

  • Application properties
  • Workspace Control
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Application groups

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Printing introduction
  • Print job routing
  • Printer driver management
  • Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles and Citrix Profile Management
  • Configuring Citrix Profile Management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Power management

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

  • Component failure review
  • Methods of redundancy
  • Configuring site and access infrastructure redundancyy

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

  • Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
  • Certificate authority
  • XML service security
  • External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site 

  • Introduction to Citrix Director
  • Navigating Director
  • Trends and reports
  • Alerts and notifications
  • Monitoring sessions
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Known issue awareness
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

Module 15: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 16: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

  • The PVS server role
  • The Farm database
  • The vDisk Store

Module 17: Streaming the vDisk

  • Introduction to vDisks
  • Machine preparation
  • Streaming vDisks
  • Boot methods

Module 18: Target Devices

  • Introduction to target devices
  • Data I/O
  • Handling persistent and non-persistent data

Module 19: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • XenDesktop Setup Wizard
  • Device Collections
  • Published Apps and Desktops
  • Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 20: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Module 21: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting

 

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

+ Certifications

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