CXD-310 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration

CXD-310 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration

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Course ID: C4604

Duration: 5 Days

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This course teaches students how to get more value out of XenApp and XenDesktop through using Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, and Application Layering. Throughout this course, students will learn to:

  • Manage more complex solutions (such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations) with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX

  • Improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management

  • Optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers

  • Install, configure, and manage Provisioning Services in accordance with leading practices 

+ Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already working with XenApp and XenDesktop. Typical students include:

  • Administrators
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Anyone else responsible for the end user workspace, provisioning services environment, and overall health and performance of the solution

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Intermediate Site Architecture

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Multi-zone VDA registration
  • Zone preference

Module 2: Workspace Environment Management (WEM) (Extended Module)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Administration
  • Optimizing resource consumption on VDA hosts
  • Managing the end-user experience with WEM
  • Moving to WEM

Module 3: StoreFront Optimization and Routing

  • User experience optimizations
  • StoreFront branding
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store

Module 4: HDX and Multimedia

  • HDX in the network
  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 5: App Layering (Full day module)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Layering Architecture
  • Creating Layers
  • App Layering Maintenance

Module 6: Supporting and Troubleshooting

  • Connections
  • Communications
  • Session Launchs

Module 7: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 8: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

Module 9: Streaming the vDisk

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

Module 10: Target Devices

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

Module 11: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

Module 12: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Module 13: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imaging
  • Migrating vDisks images
  • Troubleshooting


+ Prerequisites

Experience working with XenApp and XenDesktop.

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