Overview

Learn to plan, create, maintain, and support your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment using Amazon Web Services-based resource locations. Gain the skills needed to prepare your AWS environment for resource location virtual machines, and provision VDAs in AWS using Machine Creation Services in Citrix Cloud.
In this course, you will learn how to provide remote access to AWS-based published resources using Citrix Workspace, Citrix StoreFront, and Citrix Gateway. The remote access learning content is applicable to Citrix Cloud and Citrix on-premises deployments.
You will also learn valuable leading practices for maintaining and managing your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment, including deployments integrated with AWS, such as power management and the use of Autoscale. Together with the hands-on lab exercises, this course gives you the opportunity to create a successful Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service deployment on AWS.

Versions covered

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 components and Citrix Cloud

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Prerequisites

Course materials

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.
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.
Lab Access
In order to complete the labs for this course it is required that you hold an AWS account. You can set you AWS account up via this URL.
Account creation can take up to 48 hours so please complete in advance of attending your course. You will also require a credit card in order to set up the AWS account. Nothing will be charged to this card for the resources you consume on this course (you would be liable for any resource charges should you choose to utilise AWS services via this account post course).

Technical pre-requisites

Experience deploying and managing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 in on-premises environment.
Basic knowledge of the Amazon Web Services platform including:
  • Virtual Machines
  • Networking
  • Storage
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Prepare the AWS environment for secure integration with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
  • Deploy and manage Virtual Delivery Agent machines in AWS using Machine Creation Services
  • Integrate Citrix Cloud and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with AWS Active Directory Service
  • Design Machine Catalogs and virtual machines on AWS
  • Provide remote access with Citrix Workspace, Citrix StoreFront, and Citrix Gateway on AWS
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Outline

Module 1 Deployment models and migration paths
  • CVAD Service on AWS and Cloud Computing
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on AWS Deployment Options
  • Supported migration paths to a CVAD Service on AWS deployment
Module 2 Components, Products and Services required for a CVAD Service on AWS
  • AWS products, components, and services
  • Citrix components, products, and services
  • Active Directory requirements and options
  • Integration between CVAD Service and AWS Resource Locations
  • Management consoles
  • Control billing costs within an AWS Resource Location
Module 3 Creating Resource Locations on AWS
  • Set up a resource location in AWS
  • Install Cloud Connectors
  • Creating a Master image on AWS for use with MCS
Module 4 Connecting CVAD Service to AWS and MCS Provisioning
  • Host Connections: Connecting CVAD Service to AWS Cloud
  • Provisioning VMs in AWS using MCS
Module 5 Providing Access to End Users
  • Workspace and StoreFront in CVAD Service Deployments
  • Gateway Service vs Gateway on-premise
  • Connectivity options for multi-location deployments
Module 6 Maintaining a CVAD Service on AWS Deployment
  • Infrastructure maintenance requirements for Citrix Cloud and with AWS as a Best practices for maintaining AWSbased resource locations
  • Power management options for VDAs in AWS-based resource locations
Module 7 Supporting your Deployment
  • Citrix Self-Help Support Offerings
  • Common deployment problem resolution examples
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