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

Course Overview

This fast-paced administration course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment as well as a full Provisioning Services 7.1x environment for image management. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This accelerated 5-day course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director.

Who Should Attend

Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This course is taught at a much faster pace and experience with previous versions is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects. For a less intensive training yet thorough training, Citrix recommends starting with the CXD-210 XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration course.

Course Objectives

• Foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using both Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 • How to manage the end-user experience through policies and settings including profiles and printing • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available Provisioning Services infrastructure for image management

Course Outline

1 - Architecture Overview

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

2 - Initial Requirements and Lab

  • Supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Preparing for Windows 10 and Server 2016 with AppDNA
  • Lab environment

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)

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

5 - Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • StoreFront authentication services
  • Self Service Password Reset
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

6 - Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management

7 - Application Presentation and Management

  • Application properties
  • File-type association
  • Workspace Control
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Application groups

8 - Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

9 - Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

10 - Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to Zones
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Reboot schedules for the Server VDA

11 - XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

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

12 - XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security • Citrix administrator introduction

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

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

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

15 - Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

16 - Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

17 - Streaming the vDisk

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

18 - Target Devices

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

19 - Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

20 - Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

21 - Supporting Provisioning Services

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

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $6,000.00
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04/30/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
06/04/2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
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