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CXD-310: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.1x Advanced Administration

Course Overview

Get more value out of your XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, advanced features, and troubleshooting tools. You’ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management. Also, learn to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers. End the course by learning to install, configure, and manage Provisioning Services in accordance with leading practices.

Who Should Attend

Built for experienced IT Professionals working with XenApp and XenDesktop. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects responsible for the end user workspace, provisioning services environment, and overall health and performance of the solution

Course Objectives

Students will learn the skills required to be more efficient with XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to leverage more functionality through additional components. A deeper understanding of troubleshooting tools will help student be self-sufficient with solving issues and identifying root cause. Through Workspace Environment Management students will learn to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance to provide a better experience while minimizing resource requirements. Students will install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Provisioning Services. The course will focus on leading practices, design considerations, and optimizations in setting up Provisioning Services for optimal resource consumption and performance.

Mandatory Prerequisites

Course Outline

1 - Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Zones in FMA

2 - Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Installation and configuration
  • Administration
  • (Additional WEM topics covered later in the course)

3 - The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)

  • VDA registration in a multi zone environment
  • VDA connection security
  • Workspace Environment Management VDA agent

4 - App Layering

  • App Layering architecture
  • Configuring and assigning app layers
  • Managing app layers

5 - User Environment

  • Optimizing session machines with WEM
  • Zone Preference
  • User Profile Management with WEM

6 - StoreFront Optimization and Routing

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

7 - HDX and Multimedia

  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • HDX virtual channel architecture
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

8 - Supporting and Troubleshooting User connection issues

  • Always on tracing
  • Troubleshooting tools

9 - Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

10 - Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

11 - Streaming the vDisk

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

12 - Target Devices

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

13 - Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

14 - Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

15 - Supporting Provisioning Services

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

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $5,000.00
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09/24/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
11/12/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
02/25/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
04/15/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
06/10/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training