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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration (CXD-310)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 Days

Get more value out of your XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, advanced features, and troubleshooting tools. 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

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp
  • XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

Course Objectives

  • 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 configure and manage App Layering 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

Course Content

Module 1: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

  • FMA Services
  • SQL database connectivity and security
  • Zones in FMA

Module 2: Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Installation and configuration
  • Administration
  • (Additional WEM topics covered later in the course)

Module 3: The Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)

  • VDA registration in a multi zone environment
  • VDA connection security
  • Workspace Environment Management VDA agent

Module 4: App Layering

  • App Layering architecture
  • Configure and assigning app layers
  • Managing app layers

Module 5: User Environment

  • Optimizing session machines with WEM
  • Zone Preference
  • User Profile Management with WEM

Module 6: StoreFront Optimization and Routing

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

Module 7: HDX and Multimedia

  • Enlightened Data Protocol (EDT)
  • HDX virtual channel architecture
  • Multimedia delivery and redirection
  • Delivering Skype for Business with XenApp and XenDesktop

Module 8: Supporting and Troubleshooting User connection issues

  • Always on tracing
  • Troubleshooting tools

Module 9: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

Module 10: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

Module 11: Streaming the vDisk

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

Module 12: Target Devices

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

Module 13: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

Module 14: Provisioning Services Redundancy

  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

Module 15: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imaging
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting

Course ID: CXD-310


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