About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CXD310
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

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Get more value out of your XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced features. You’ll leave this course with a good understanding of how to manage more complex solutions such as multi-zone environments spanning multiple locations with configurations around StoreFront, the Delivery Controllers, and HDX. You’ll gain the skills to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance through Workspace Environment Management. Also, learn to optimize management of your app and desktop images by building and combining App Layers. End the course by learning to install, configure, and manage Provisioning Services in accordance with leading practices.

Is this course for you?

Built for experienced IT Professionals 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.

Citrix Versions Covered:

This course is currently on XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.15.

Certification:

Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (Partial preparation for CCP-V*)

* This course covers both the CCA-V materials as well as provisioning services content covered in the CCP-V exam and students will receive an additional exam voucher with purchase of this training.

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:

Strong foundational knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x. Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following course: CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration.

Delegates will learn how to

  • How to configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Understand Zones in XenApp and XenDesktop and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
  • How to build and manage App Layers to minimize image sprawl with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Understand and configure HDX channels and protocols for improved performance delivering multimedia and data over network connections
  • Understand Provisioning Services architecture and install and configure Provisioning Services, vDisks, and Target Devices

Outline

Module 1: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Multi-zone VDA registration
  • Zone preference

Module 2: Workspace Environment Management (WEM) (Extended Module)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Administration
  • Optimizing resource consumption on VDA hosts
  • Managing the end-user experience with WEM
  • Migrating existing settings and configurations to WEM

Module 3: StoreFront Optimization and Routing

  • User experience optimizations
  • StoreFront branding
  • Optimal Gateway routing and Zones
  • Subscription Store

Module 4: HDX and Multimedia

  • HDX in the network
  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 5: App Layering (Full day module)

  • App Layering Introduction
  • Layering Architecture
  • Creating Layers
  • App Layering Maintenance

Module 6: Supporting and Troubleshooting

  • Connections
  • Communications
  • Session Launchs

Module 7: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 8: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

Module 9: Streaming the vDisk

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

Module 10: Target Devices

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

Module 11: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

Module 12: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Module 13: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imaging
  • Migrating vDisks images
  • Troubleshooting
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5 Days

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