About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code CXD2102
Duration 5 Days

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.

Is this course for you?
Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp and XenDesktop. This course is an appropriate starting point or refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.

Citrix Versions Covered:

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

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:

This course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends completing the free XenApp and XenDesktop Introduction bundle at elearning.citrix.com.

Delegates will learn how 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

Outline

Module 1: Architecture Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

  • Citrix consulting methodology
  • Supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
  • Lab environment

Module 3: Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Licensing considerations
  • Installation and management of the Citrix License Server setup
  • 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
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) in deep-dive
  • MCS environment considerations
  • Delivering Office 365 considerations

Module 5: Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

  • StoreFront installation and architecture
  • StoreFront authentication services
  • Citrix Receiver
  • Receiver configurations

Module 6: Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

  • Policies introduction
  • Citrix policies applied

Module 7: Application Presentation and Management

  • Application properties
  • Workspace Control
  • Shortcut placement
  • Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
  • Application groups

Module 8: Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Printing introduction
  • Printer driver management
  • Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server
  • Common printing troubleshooting

Module 9: Citrix Profile Management

  • User profiles and Citrix Profile Management
  • Configuring Citrix Profile management

Module 10: Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

  • Delegated administration
  • Logging and reporting
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Power management

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 integration

Module 14: Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

  • Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
  • XenApp and XenDesktop Hotfixes and the Long Term Service Release
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools
  • Proactive administration and common tasks

Essentials

5 Days

Duration
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