CTX_CXD-210

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XenApp and XenDesktop Administration

Designed for students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience. Obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.

Audience

Students interested in learning to install, configure, and manage XenApp and XenDesktop including:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects Instructional Method This course is offered in instructor-led training (ILT)/virtual instructor-led training (vILT) formats with application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment

Prior knowledge

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the one of the following courses:

  • CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations (free eLearning) It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2012 R2

 Recommended prerequisite courses:

  • CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends

Module 1: Architectural Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

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

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and... Läs mer

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end user sessions and view environment trends

Module 1: Architectural Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

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

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Licensing considerations
  • Installation and management
  • Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
  • Delivery Controller role
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases
     

Module 4: Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

  • The Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Machine catalogs and delivery groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations
  • Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Creating resources
     

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

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

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management
     

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

  • Aplication properties
  • File-type association
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Workspace Control
  • HDX Monitor
     

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
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management
     

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell
     

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

  • Component failure review
  • Methods of redundancy
     

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

  • Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
  • Certificate authority
  • StoreFront consideration for external access
  • XML service security considerations
  • External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway
     

Module 13: Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Introduction to Citrix Director
  • Navigating Director
  • Monitoring sessions
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight
     

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Introduction to Supporting XenApp/XenDesktop Site
  • Known Issue Awareness
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

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Kursfakta

Kurs-ID: CTX_CXD-210
Längd: 5 dagar
Pris exkl moms: 31 000 kr
Inregistrering: 09.00
Kursstart: 09.30
Kursslut (ca): 16.30

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