Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CXS-301

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Overview

Build a new skill set around Citrix XenServer 7.x focusing on the 7.1 Long Term Services Release, which delivers optimized server virtualization for all datacenter workloads. In this five-day course, you’ll learn how to install, manage, secure, size and troubleshoot an enterprise XenServer implementation. The course will walk you through configuration and administration of the environment, from architecture and virtual machines to resource pools, storage and networking. Key topics will include capabilities such as virtual CPU optimization, VM management, and high availability/disaster recovery, and features such as Intellicache and XenMotion.

This course is currently based on XenServer 7.1 Long Term Service Release however a review of newer features is covered in the course.

Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Understand XenServer architecture, features, and leading practices
  • Configure and manage virtual machines
  • Install, configure, and manage XenServer and the XenServer environment
  • Configure Resource Pools and high availability in the XenServer environment
  • Configure network, storage, and security for XenServer
  • Troubleshoot the XenServer environment

Target Audience

IT Professionals who need to design, deploy, manage, and support Citrix XenServer.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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XenServer Architecture (4 topics)

  • Describing the XenServer virtualization platform
  • Product editions and entitlements
  • XenServer architecture
  • XenServer key components

Managing Virtual Machines (6 topics)

  • Virtualization techniques
  • XenTools
  • Creating virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines
  • Understanding vApps
  • Managing snapshot

Installing XenServer (4 topics)

  • Hardware requirements
  • Licensing
  • Available installation methods
  • XenServer supplemental packs

Managing a XenServer Environment (5 topics)

  • Deploying hotfixes
  • Upgrading XenServer
  • Upgrading XenTools
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Pool metadata backups

Resource Pools (4 topics)

  • Understanding resource pools
  • XenServer pool master
  • Pool master election
  • Workload balancing

Networking - XenServer networking architecture (3 topics)

  • Virtual network types
  • Network interface bonds
  • XenServer physical connectivity

Storage (8 topics)

  • XenServer storage architecture
  • Understanding thick and thin provisioning
  • Storage locations
  • File based and block based storage
  • Storage multipathing
  • XenServer Intellicache
  • XenServer in-memory read caching
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Provisioning enhancements

High Availability (4 topics)

  • Purpose of high availability
  • High availability recommendations
  • Detecting a host failure
  • High availability recovery process

Security (5 topics)

  • Integrating with Active Directory
  • Understanding role-based access
  • Minimizing the attack surface
  • Certificates and SSL with XenServer
  • XenServer Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API

Sizing and Optimizations (9 topics)

  • Dom0 sizing
  • Dom0 in-memory reach caching
  • Virtual CPU optimization
  • Device pass-through
  • Dynamic memory control
  • Resource scheduling
  • Network QoS
  • Disk prioritization
  • XenServer vGPU and GPU pass-through

Troubleshooting (7 topics)

  • XenServer maintenance mode
  • Host logs and event notifications
  • Xsconsole
  • XenTop
  • Command line and PowerShell commands
  • Using Citrix Insight Services
  • Network tracing

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Little or no previous experience with XenServer is required.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
CXS-301 5 Days $2,495

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