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CMB-310 XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration (Fast Track)

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  • Private class for your team
  • Online or on-location
  • Fully customizable course material
  • Onsite testing available

Training for Individuals

$6000

  • Live, Instructor-led training
  • Expert instructors
  • Hands-on instruction
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Course Overview

This fast-paced administration course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment as well as a full Provisioning Services 7.1x environment for image management. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This accelerated 5-day course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director.

Course Length:   5 days

Audience:   Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This course is taught at a faster pace and experience with previous versions or preparation with our free eLearning is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.

Prerequisites:  None

What You're Going To Learn

  • Foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop required to be successful with the platform
  • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • How to deploy and deliver apps and desktops to end users using both Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS) on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
  • How to manage the end-user experience through policies and settings including profiles and printing
  • How to install, configure, and manage a highly available Provisioning Services infrastructure for image management

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Course Outline

1 – Architecture Overview

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

2 – Initial Requirements and Lab

  • Supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Preparing for Windows 10 and Server 2016 with AppDNA
  • Lab environment

3 – Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

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

4 – Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

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

5 – Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • StoreFront authentication services
  • Self Service Password Reset
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

6 – Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management

7 – Application Presentation and Management

  • Application properties
  • File-type association
  • Workspace Control
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Application groups

8 – Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

9 – Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

10 – Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to Zones
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Reboot schedules for the Server VDA

11 – XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

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

12 – XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security • Citrix administrator introduction

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

13 – Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

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

14 – Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

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

15 – Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

16 – Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

17 – Streaming the vDisk

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

18 – Target Devices

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

19 – Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

20 – Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

21 – Supporting Provisioning Services

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

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