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CMB-310 - XenApp, Xendesktop, & Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration Fast Track

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Course Description

​This fast-paced administration Citrix Training Course covers the major aspects of installing, configuring and managing a highly available


XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x environment as well as a full Provisioning Services 7.1x environment for image management. Gain an understanding of the solution architecture and communications, and the factors that contribute to a successful deployment. This accelerated 5-day Citrix Training Course will teach you how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features. Also learn how to monitor and troubleshoot the environment with Citrix Director.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this Citrix Training Course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the XenDesktop 7.5 architecture, components, and communication
  • Set up the hypervisor
  • Set up and manage the XenDesktop 7.5 infrastructure
  • Create and manage machine catalogs and Delivery Groups
  • Configure and manage StoreFront
  • Configure and manage policies and end-user profiles
  • Manage sessions, sites, and end users with Director
  • Manage printing
  • Set up and Manage Provisioning Services
  • Validate the Implementation
  • Set up NetScaler to provide external access to XenDesktop 7.5 resources

Course Audience

Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services. This Citrix Training Course is taught at a faster pace and experience with previous versions or preparation with our free eLearning is recommended. It is an appropriate starting point or a refresher on version 7.1x for administrators, engineers, and architects.

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture Overview

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

Module 2: Initial Requirements and Lab

  • 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

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

 

Module 15: Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

  • Getting started with Provisioning Services
  • Provisioning Services Architecture

 

Module 16: Provisioning Services Infrastructure

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

 

Module 17: Streaming the vDisk

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

 

Module 18: Target Devices

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

 

Module 19: Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

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

 

Module 20: Provisioning Services

  • Redundancy
  • Farm component redundancy
  • Store redundancy
  • Database redundancy

 

Module 21: Supporting Provisioning Services

  • Performing updates
  • Auditing and support
  • vDisk imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting​

Course Prerequisites

This Citrix Training Course requires little to no previous experience with the 7.x version of the platform; however, Citrix recommends

this free eLearning: CXA-105 XenApp and XenDesktop Foundations. Previous knowledge of legacy versions of

XenApp or XenDesktop is also beneficial due to the faster pace of this Citrix Training Course.

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