CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure

CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure

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Course ID: B4602

Duration: 5 Days

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

Overview

This course teaches students how to deploy resource locations onto Microsoft Azure, and manage the move from an on-premises environment into Citrix Cloud. Specifically, students will learn:

  • The architecture, communications, and management of Citrix Cloud and the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • How to migrate existing infrastructure and settings into Citrix Cloud.

  • Plan machine catalog and virtual machine design

  • Deploy those machines using Machine Creation Services.

+ Who Should Attend

The course is aimed at IT Professionals, and it is recommend that students of this course have experience deploying and managing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in on-premises environment. Knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform (including virtual machine management, networking, and storage) would also be beneficial.

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Citrix Cloud

  • What is Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Cloud Services
  • Citrix Cloud Operation and Architecture
  • Citrix Cloud Administration

Module 2: Citrix Cloud Connectors

  • Cloud Connector Architecture
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Cloud Connectors

Module 3: Introduction to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • XenApp and XenDesktop Deployment Models
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Service with On-Premises Resources
  • Configuring the XenApp and XenDesktop Service
  • Delivering Apps and Desktop to End-Users Using On- Premises Resources with MCS

Module 4: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Studio and Director
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK
  • Managing Multiple Resource Locations
  • Using PVS with the XenApp and XenDesktop Services

Module 5: Providing Access with StoreFront and NetScaler in Citrix Cloud

  • Consideration for StoreFront Location
  • Consideration for NetScaler Gateway Locations
  • Configuring StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway Access in Citrix Cloud

Module 6: Public Cloud Considerations

  • General Public Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)
  • Amazon Web Services as a Citrix Cloud Resource Location (Lecture only)

Module 7: On-Premises Migration to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service

  • Citrix Cloud Migration Options and Considerations
  • Migrating Policies and Settings
  • Migrating Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Considerations for Migrating to a Public Cloud

Module 8: XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Overview

  • Defining IAAS
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Azure Deployment Models
  • Azure Fundamentals Review
  • Azure Management
  • Azure Locations

Module 9: XenApp and XenDesktop Integration with Azure Active Directory 

  • Active Directory Basics
  • Active Directory Usage
  • Connecting On-premises Active Directory to Azure
  • Azure Role Based Access Control

Module 10: Connecting to Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Connectivity
  • Cloud Connectors in Azure
  • Creating XenApp and XenDesktop Host Connections to Azure

Module 11: Deploying Apps and Desktops using Machine Creation Services

  • Master Image Preparation
  • Machine Creation Services in Azure
  • Considerations for Deploying onto Azure

Module 12: Providing Access to End Users

  • StoreFront Locations
  • NetScaler Locations
  • Multiple XenApp and XenDesktop Zones in Azure Regions

Module 13: Maintaining Infrastructure and VDAs in Microsoft Azure

  • Maintaining Infrastructure
  • Maintaining Resources
  • Power Management

Module 14: Plan for a Successful POC

  • Planning your next steps

 

+ Prerequisites

Experience deploying and managing XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in on-premises environment

+ Certifications

N/A

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