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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration Training

Course ID: CXD-310
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

This course is designed for students with previous experience with XenApp and XenDesktop pursuing to further their expertise with additional components and concepts. This course is ideal for students interested in getting more value out of their XenApp and XenDesktop investment through the use of Workspace Environment Management, Provisioning Services, Application Layering, and advanced troubleshooting tools. Students will also focus on additional use cases leveraging FMA zones and advanced StoreFront configurations to provide a more robust experience to a mobile workforce.
Students will learn the skills required to be more efficient with XenApp and XenDesktop and be able to leverage more functionality through additional components. A deeper understanding of troubleshooting tools will help student be self-sufficient with solving issues and identifying root cause. Through Workspace Environment Management students will learn to improve logon times, user personalization, and resource performance to provide a better experience while minimizing resource requirements. Using App Layering students will learn to more optimize management of applications and images by combining layers to support end users.
Students will install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Provisioning Services. The course will focus on leading practices, design considerations, and optimizations in setting up Provisioning Services for optimal resource consumption and performance.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Configure Workspace Environment Management to improve the end user environment and virtual resource consumption
  • Understand FMA Zones and how to account for user and desktop locations and optimal connection and registration
  • 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 user connection flows and tools to better troubleshoot end user issues
  • Understand Provisioning Services architecture
  • Install and configure Provisioning Services for use with XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Manage vDisks, Target Devices, and data with Provisioning Services

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students prepare for this course by taking the following course:

  • CXD-210 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Administration

It is also recommended to gain a basic understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

Course Outline

Module 1: Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

  • Introduction to WEM
  • Installation and configuration
  • Administration

Module 2: Intermediate FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

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

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
  • Configuring 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 imagining
  • Migrating vDisk images
  • Troubleshooting

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