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Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Current Release Update Training

Course ID: CXD-230
Duration: 2 Days

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Description

This course is designed for students with previous XenApp and XenDesktop experience, who are interested in learning about leading practices and new functionality in the 7.7 and 7.8 releases. Learn about architectural changes, management enhancements, and how to get the most out of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8 through real world scenarios. Students will have access to hands-on exercises within a virtual lab environment to configure and test features including AppDisks with AppDNA and Zones. At the end of this course students will be prepared to upgrade their environments and deliver new functionality to end users.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Deliver Windows 10 desktops with XenDesktop and Provisioning Services
  • Understand the upgrade process and installation improvements in XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Understand the concept of XenApp and XenDesktop zones and how to configure them
  • Configure advanced settings in the StoreFront console including Zone mapping
  • Understand the architecture of AppDisks, how they are configured, and how to validate them using AppDNA
  • Manage and deliver App-V applications directly through Citrix Studio
  • Configure and manage Stores with the new Store focused administration console in Citrix StoreFront
  • Configure application limits and multiple application sessions in Citrix Studio
  • Manage applications in Citrix Studio using the applications and tags nodes
  • Configure alerting and notifications in Citrix Director
  • Describe the performance enhancements to Provisioning Services

Audience

Students interested in learning how to implement the new features of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.8 using leading practices. Specifically: Administrators, Implementers / Engineers and Architects

Prerequisites

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

  • CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
  • CXD-300 Deploying App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
  • CMB-300 Deploy and Manage Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Fast Track

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

  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10

Course Outline

Installation and Upgrade

  • Installation flow changes
  • Upgrade strategy
  • Upgrading the XenApp and XenDesktop site
  • Upgrading Provisioning Services

StoreFront Management

  • Store centered management
  • Simplified resource aggregation and user mapping
  • Delegated authentication improvements

Zone Architecture

  • Zones in FMA
  • Configuring primary and satellite zones
  • Zone design considerations
  • StoreFront Zone mapping and routing

Provisioning

  • AppDisk architecture
  • Configuring AppDisks
  • Analyzing AppDisks with AppDNA
  • AppDisk layering considerations
  • Provisioning Services performance enhancements

Application Management

  • Application centered management
  • Delivering App-V applications through Citrix Studio
  • Advanced application configuration in Citrix Studio
  • AppDNA enhancements for image and application management

Maintenance and Monitoring

  • Integrating Microsoft System Center Operations Manager with Citrix Director
  • Configuring notifications and alerts in Citrix Director
  • Active Directory authentication with Citrix Director
  • Enhanced reboot scheduling in Citrix Studio

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