Citrix XenApp 6.5 Advanced Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CXA3011

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This course provides learners with the skills necessary to monitor, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Citrix XenApp 6.5 environments running on Windows Server 2008 R2 software. Learners are introduced to the tools used to monitor the XenApp farm, record farm activity and generate reports. In addition, learners take away the skills needed to maintain data and server integrity and to scale, optimize and troubleshoot the XenApp farm. This course encourages learning by doing and includes many hands-on exercises that reinforce and expand on the course content.


This course is intended for IT professionals, such as server, network, and system administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. System engineers, analysts, consultants, architects and Citrix partners are appropriate candidates for this course. Existing XenApp administrators, especially those with basic XenApp 6.5 experience and those who are interested in achieving CCAA or CCEE certifications, are ideal.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to perform the following:

  • Determine when and how to use monitoring tools to administer network environments running Citrix XenApp software
  • Configure metrics, alarms and Health Monitoring and Recovery tests
  • Plan and optimize the server farm
  • Monitor and troubleshoot connectivity to the data store
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the Citrix IMA Service and the ICA communication channel
  • Troubleshoot session initialization, client settings and Application Streaming sessions
  • Monitor and troubleshoot published and streamed applications
  • Determine how Citrix and Active Directory policies are applied and troubleshoot unexpected policy results
  • Monitor, optimize and troubleshoot printing and printing policies
  • Monitor, optimize and troubleshoot Web Interface and Secure Gateway

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Troubleshooting the XenApp Environment (7 topics)

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Logon Issues
  • User Sessions
  • Server Resources
  • Exercise 1-1: Troubleshooting an AppCenter Issue Exercise 1-2: Troubleshooting Web Interface and XML Issues
  • Exercise 1-3: Troubleshooting Launching a Hosted Application
  • Exercise 1-4: Troubleshooting Streaming Applications

Scaling the XenApp Environment (16 topics)

  • Farm Configuration Recommendations
  • Farm Scalability
  • Scripted Installation
  • Server Build Scripting
  • XenApp Server Templates
  • Data Store Database Migration
  • Dedicated Data Collector
  • Web Interface Planning
  • Delivery Services
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Integration
  • XenApp and Provisioning Services Integration
  • XenApp and Merchandising Server Integration
  • Exercise 2-1: Preparing to Clone a XenApp Server
  • Exercise 2-2: Cloning a XenApp Server
  • Exercise 2-3: Preparing a XenApp Server for Scripted Configuration
  • Exercise 2-4: Performing a Scripted Configuration

Creating Farm Redundancy (7 topics)

  • Eliminating Single Points of Failure
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Load Balancing
  • XenApp and NetScaler Integration
  • Exercise 3-1: Load Balancing Web Interface and XML Services Using Citrix NetScaler
  • Exercise 3-2: Testing Load Balancing through Citrix NetScaler
  • Exercise: 3-3: Installing and Configuring Web Interface on Citrix NetScaler

Maintaining the XenApp Environment (11 topics)

  • Farm Setting Migration
  • Data Store Database Maintenance
  • Data Store Database Recovery
  • Local Host Cache
  • XML Service Overview
  • Routine Operations
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • Exercise 4-1: Updating the Mozilla Firefox Streaming Profile
  • Exercise 4-2: Performing Data Store Maintenance Commands
  • Exercise 4-3: Configuring Power and Capacity Management
  • Exercise 4-4: Creating a Restart Schedule for the XenApp Servers

Optimizing the XenApp Environment (11 topics)

  • Performance Tuning
  • Windows Server Tuning for XenApp
  • XenApp Tuning
  • Virtual Memory Optimization
  • CPU Optimization
  • Virtual Machine Sizing
  • Multi-Streaming
  • Accelerating ICA Traffic with Branch Repeater
  • QoS through Branch Repeater
  • Exercise 5-1: Enabling Multi-Stream ICA Policies for Specific ICA Traffic
  • Exercise 5-2: Enabling CPU and Memory Optimization

Optimizing the User Environment (10 topics)

  • Access methods
  • Application Compatibility
  • Application Streaming
  • General Guidelines For Improving Application Performance
  • User Profiles
  • Session Pre-Launch
  • User Connection Configuration
  • Exercise 6-1: Configuring Profile Management
  • Exercise 6-2: Profiling an Application Requiring A Service
  • Exercise 6-3: Configuring Session Pre-Launch

Optimizing Printing (11 topics)

  • Printing Architecture Review
  • Managing Printers
  • Citrix Universal Printer
  • Printing Performance Policies
  • Non-Native Printer Drivers
  • Printer Driver Isolation
  • Printing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Printing
  • Exercise 7-1: Verifying Printer Driver Compatibility with XenApp
  • Exercise 7-2: Replicating Print Drivers Using PowerShell
  • Exercise 7-3: Troubleshooting a Printer Issue with the Citrix Group Policy Modeling Wizard

Securing XenApp (8 topics)

  • Setting Rights and Permissions
  • XenVault
  • SSL Certificates
  • XenApp Security with Access Gateway
  • Exercise 8-1: Creating and Distributing a Root CA Certificate
  • Exercise 8-2: Encrypting External ICA Traffic Using ICA Proxy
  • Exercise 8-3: Restricting External Application Access
  • Exercise 8-4: Encrypting XML Traffic With SSL Relay

Monitoring XenApp with Standard Utilities (7 topics)

  • XenApp Monitoring
  • XenApp Utilities
  • Citrix Utilities
  • Third-party tools
  • Execise 9-1: Using Desktop Director to View Session Data
  • Exercise 9-2: Monitoring XenApp using Performance Monitor
  • Exercise 9-3: Monitoring XenApp Using Command Line Utilities

Monitoring XenApp with EdgeSight (7 topics)

  • EdgeSight Components
  • Real-Time Information
  • Reports
  • Alerts
  • Active Application Monitoring
  • Exercise 10-1: Viewing EdgeSight Historical Data
  • Exercise 10-2: Viewing EdgeSight Real-Time Data


The following are preparatory recommendations for this course:
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
  • Working knowledge of the architecture and administrative tasks associated with Citrix XenApp 6.5
  • CXA-206-1 Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration
  • Basic knowledge of XenServer, EdgeSight, Branch Repeater and XenDesktop

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

    This 5-day course provides the skills required to effectively deploy and administer Citrix XenApp 6.5 and its components.

    5 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code CXA2061
    Scheduled Online Onsite

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