Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CVE4011

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Host Server Concepts (14 topics)

  • Key Virtualization Terms
  • Hardware Configuration
  • Memory Considerations
  • CPU Considerations
  • Network Considerations
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Identifying Media Storage Considerations
  • Differentiating Between Local Storage and SAN
  • Determining RAM Scalability
  • Determining CPU Scalability
  • Determining Network Interface Strategies
  • Determining HA Priority Levels
  • Identifying Storage Overcommitment Risks

XenServer Integration (7 topics)

  • ISO Storage
  • Pre-Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configuring XenServer Networking
  • Configuring XenServer Storage
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Testing High Availability

Project Planning and Implementation Strategies (6 topics)

  • Project Roles
  • Project Documentation
  • Implementation Planning
  • Implementation Case Studies
  • Identifying Gaps in Documentation
  • Interpreting Project Documentation and Identifying Goals

Provisioning Services Integration (9 topics)

  • Network Support of Streaming
  • Provisioning Services Optimizations
  • Streaming Other Workloads
  • Troubleshooting
  • Installing and Configuring Provisioning Services Server
  • Creating and Configuring the vDisk
  • Testing the Configuration
  • Adding Additional Server to Farm
  • Configuring Load Balancing and HA for Provisioning Services

XenApp Integration (8 topics)

  • Application Delivery
  • XenApp Configurations
  • Provisioning Services with XenApp
  • XenApp Migration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Installing XenApp
  • Provisioning XenApp Servers
  • Configuring XenApp Servers

XenDesktop Integration (13 topics)

  • Virtual Desktop Components
  • Desktop Groups
  • XenDesktop Management
  • NetScaler VPX
  • Troubleshooting
  • Installing the Desktop Delivery Controller
  • Installing the Additional Desktop Delivery Controllers
  • Configuring the XenDesktop Farm
  • Creating a Virtual Desktop VM
  • Provisioning the XenDesktop Pool
  • Configuring the Desktop Group
  • Testing the Desktop Pool
  • Configuring NetScaler VPX

Virtualized Environment Monitoring (9 topics)

  • EdgeSight
  • EdgeSight for Load Testing
  • Installing EdgeSight for Load Testing
  • Installing EdgeSight Server
  • Configuring the EdgeSight Server
  • Installing EdgeSight Agent Database Server
  • Installing EdgeSight Agent on XenDesktop Desktops
  • Configuring EdgeSight
  • Testing the Monitoring Environment

Virtualized Environment Maintenance (10 topics)

  • Workflow Studio Overview
  • Workflow Automation
  • Sample Maintenance Workflows
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Server Backup
  • Configuring a XenServer Metadata Backup Schedule
  • Performing a XenServer Hotfix Update
  • Performing a XenApp Application Update
  • Upgrading a Provisioned XenApp Server
  • Configuring Lab Manager
  • Configuring Citrix Receiver for Citrix Dazzle


Experience using the following Citrix products: Citrix XenApp 4.5 or higher; Citrix XenServer 5.0 or higher; Citrix XenDesktop 2.0 or higher; Citrix Provisioning Services 5.0 or higher; Citrix EdgeSight for Load Testing 3.0; Citrix EdgeSight for Endpoints 5.0; Citrix EdgeSight for XenApp 5.0. Experience using Windows Server 2008, including: Active Directory; Terminal Services; DHCP; DNS; Performance Monitoring; Troubleshooting; Base OS, including server roles; Group Policy Objects. Experience using Microsoft SQL Server. Completion of the following courses or demonstrate equivalent knowledge: CXA-201-1 - Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008; CXS-200-1 - Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0; CXD-200-1 - Implementing Citrix XenDesktop 3; CXA-300-1 - Advanced Administration for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008.