Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 x Administration

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
CXD-210
Versions: 
7.12

Overview

This foundational administration course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This five-day course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops; install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. You'll also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director. This training will help you prepare for the Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam.

This course is based on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x including the hands- on labs. The current version of this training is XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15. (The current release of XenApp and XenDesktop is updated frequently with new features and improvements and as such, course content may not always reflect the latest features.)

Please note : Citrix now provide students with electronic courseware for all Citrix authorised training courses. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via http://training.citrix.com/ before they attend their first day of class. This will ensure they have access to all Citrix authorised training content on day one of their booked Citrix course.

This course includes the Citrix exam which must be taken within six months of completing your course.

Audience

Built for IT Professionals experienced in working with XenApp and XenDesktop. Potential students include administrators, engineers, and architects responsible for the end user workspace, provisioning services environment, and overall health and performance of the solution.

Skills Gained

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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

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:

Preparatory Recommendations

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the one of the following courses:

CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations (free eLearning) It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

Course Outline

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

Module 1: Architecture Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

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

Module 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)

Module 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
  • Creating resources

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

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

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Policies for session management

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

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

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

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

Module 11: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

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

Module 12: XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

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

Module 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

Module 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

Exam

Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

Citrix Certified Associate in Virtualization (CCA-V) exam. By passing the exam, candidates will gain the Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization certification.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-05-22