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CXD 210 – Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Administration
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Virtualization Solution

Course Details

The CXD 210 – Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Administration course provides XenApp administration skills to students with little or no previous XenApp or XenDesktop experience.

In this course, you will obtain foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform. Learn to install, configure, and manage a highly available environment comprised of XenApp and XenDesktop controllers, StoreFront, Citrix Receiver, Director, and Profile management. Refer to the topic outline for a detailed view of topics covered in the course.

 

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Objectives

  • Describe the architecture and communications of XenApp and XenDesktop components
  • Understand the prerequisites for a successful XenApp and XenDesktop deployment
  • Install and configure a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using Machine Creation Services (MCS)
  • Understand the differences and benefits of Provisioning Services as an image management solution
  • Install and configure a highly available Citrix StoreFront site
  • Install and configure Citrix Receiver for end-user access
  • Set up Citrix Profile management for end-user data
  • Understand and configure printing within a XenApp and XenDesktop environment
  • Understand and configure Citrix policies for managing end-user session experience
  • Understand how to configure basic security features of XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Use Citrix Director to monitor and troubleshoot end-user sessions and view environment trends

Outline

Architectural Overview

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

Initial Requirements and Lab

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

Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Licensing considerations
  • Installation and management
  • Introduction to basic license server troubleshooting
  • Delivery Controller role
  • The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • Databases
  • XML traffic security

Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

  • The Virtual Delivery Agent
  • Machine catalogues and delivery groups
  • Provisioning methods and considerations
  • Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in-depth
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Creating resources

Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management

Application Presentation and Management

  • Application properties
  • File-type association
  • Shortcut placement
  • HDX Monitor

Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell

XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

  • Component failure review
  • Methods of redundancy

XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

  • Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
  • Certificate authority
  • StoreFront consideration for external access
  • XML service security considerations
  • External HDX connection security with NetScaler Gateway

Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Introduction to Citrix Director
  • Navigating Director
  • Monitoring sessions
  • Interacting with sessions
  • Network monitoring with HDX Insight

Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Introduction to Supporting XenApp/XenDesktop Site
  • Known Issue Awareness
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools

Target Audience

  • Administrators
  • Implementers
  • Engineers
  • Architects