Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration

5 days


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.


Each participant will leave with a recognised certificate

Course Outline

Module 1: XenServer Architecture

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

Module 2: Managing Virtual Machines

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

Module 3: Installing XenServer

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

Module 4: Managing a XenServer Environment

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

Module 5: Resource Pools

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

Module 6: Networking

XenServer networking architecture

Virtual network types

Network interface bonds

XenServer physical connectivity

Module 7: Storage

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

Module 8: High Availability

Purpose of high availability

High availability recommendations

Detecting a host failure

High availability recovery process

Module 9: Security

Integrating with Active Directory

Understanding role-based access

Minimizing the attack surface

Certificates and SSL with XenServer

XenServer Hypervisor Introspection Direct Inspect API

Module 10: Sizing and Optimizations

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

Module 11: Troubleshooting

XenServer maintenance mode

Host logs and event notifications



Command line and PowerShell commands

Using Citrix Insight Services

Network tracing

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London London5 2495 £2495 2020-01-20
Yorkshire Leeds5 2495 £2495 2020-01-20
Berkshire Wokingham5 2495 £2495 2020-01-20
London London5 2495 £2495 2020-03-23
Berkshire Wokingham5 2495 £2495 2020-03-23