XenApp XenDesktop and Provisioning Services 71x Administration Fast Track

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CMB310

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Architecture Overview (5 topics)

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

Initial Requirements and Lab (4 topics)

  • Citrix consulting methodology
  • Supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Lab environment

Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site (6 topics)

  • Licensing considerations
  • Installation and management
  • Basic license server troubleshooting
  • Delivery Controller role
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources (6 topics)

  • The Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Delivering Office 365 considerations

Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver (4 topics)

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • StoreFront authentication services
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies (2 topics)

  • Policies introduction
  • Citrix policies applied

Application Presentation and Management (5 topics)

  • Application properties
  • Workspace Control
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Application groups

Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop (4 topics)

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

Citrix Profile Management (2 topics)

  • User profiles and Citrix Profile Management
  • Configuring Citrix Profile Management

Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site (4 topics)

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Power management

XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy (3 topics)

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

XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security (4 topics)

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

Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site (7 topics)

  • Introduction to Citrix Director
  • Navigating Director
  • Trends and reports
  • Alerts and notifications
  • Monitoring sessions
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop (4 topics)

  • Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Known issue awareness
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term ervice Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services (2 topics)

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Provisioning Services Infrastructure (3 topics)

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

Streaming the vDisk (4 topics)

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

Target Devices (3 topics)

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

Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop (4 topics)

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

Provisioning Services Redundancy (3 topics)

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Supporting Provisioning Services (5 topics)

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

Prerequisites

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/create-account-form.html

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical Pre-requisites:

This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends completing the free XenApp and XenDesktop Introduction bundle at eLearning.citrix.com. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of XenApp or XenDesktop is also beneficial ,due to the faster pace of this course. For a less intensive training yet thorough training, Citrix recommends starting with the CXD-210 XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration course.

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