Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration – 5 days

Class overview :

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration (CXA-206-1I) training course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere.

Class goals :

On completion of this course, students will have learnt about:

  • Introducing XenApp
  • Licensing XenApp
  • Installing XenApp
  • Administrative Configuration
  • Installing and Configuring Web Interface
  • Delivering Applications and Content
  • Streaming Applications
  • Configuring Policies
  • Configuring Load Management
  • Optimizing the User Experience
  • Configuring Self Service Applications
  • Configuring Printing
  • XenApp Security
  • Monitoring XenApp
  • Additional Components

Content of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

Module 1: Introducing Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6

  • XenApp Editions
  • XenApp Features
  • XenApp Architecture:
    • XenApp Components
    • Single and Multiple Farm Environments
    • XenApp Servers: Session host-only and Controllers
    • Data Store
    • Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
    • Independent Management Architecture
    • Data Collectors
    • Data Collector Election
    • Zones
    • Additonal XenApp Components
  • AppCenter

Module 2: Licensing XenApp

  • Overview
  • To License XenApp
    • Licensing Communication
    • License Communication Process
    • License Types
    • Citrix License Server
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • Remote Desktop Licensing
    • Additional Licensing Considerations
  • License Administration Console
    • Port Configuration
    • Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
    • Manual Installation and Configuration
    • Removing Licensing
    • License Server Considerations
  • License File Management
    • Obtaining License Files
    • To Add License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering

Module 3: Installing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Server Role Manager
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Requirements
  • Installation Decisions
  • Server Configuration Tool
  • Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
  • Role-based Uninstall
  • XenApp Configuration Options
    • Which Farm or Zones Will Be Used in the Environment?
    • Which Server Will Be Used as the License Server?
    • Which Database Engine Will Be Used for the Data Store Database?
    • Will Shadowing Be Enabled?
    • On Which Port Will the Citrix XML Service Run?
    • When Will Users Be Added to the Local Remote Desktop Users Group?
    • Will Pass-through Authentication Be Used in the Environment?
    • Will Information in the Data Store and Configuration Logging Databases be Protected with IMA Encryption?
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions

Module 4: Configuring XenApp Administration

  • Overview
  • Worker Groups
    • Managing Worker Groups
  • Administrator Privilege Levels
    • Creating Administrator Accounts
    • Configuring Administrator Permissions
    • Configuring Folder Permissions
    • Delegating Administration
  • Configuration Logging
    • Creating the Configuration Logging Database
    • Configuration Logging Database Settings
    • Enabling Configuration Logging

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Web Interface

  • Overview
  • Web Interface Ports
    • Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation
    • Installing the Web Interface
  • Site Creation
    • Creating a Web Interface Site
    • Site Creation Considerations
    • XenApp Web Site Configuration Options
    • XenApp Services Site Configuration
  • Web Interface Site Modification
    • Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File
    • Using the Web Interface Management Console
  • Specifying Citrix Plug-in Backup URLs
  • Site Appearance
    • Site Customization Options
    • Session Preferences
    • Session Options
    • User Options
  • Workspace Control
    • Workspace Control Functionality
    • Workspace Control Configuration Options
    • Workspace Control User Customization
    • Configuring Workspace Control
    • Session Termination
  • Citrix Plug-ins and Web Interface
    • Plug-in Deployment Options
    • Automatically Detecting Plug-ins
    • Client Detection
  • Authentication Configuration
    • Authentication Options
    • Generic RADIUS Support
    • Explicit Authentication
    • Pass-through Authentication
    • Smart Card Authentication
    • Citrix XML Service Trust Relationships
  • Secure Access Configuration
    • Access Methods
    • Network Address Translation
    • Network Address Translation Access Types
  • Server Configuration
    • Configuring Multiple Farms
    • Adding Farms
    • Configuring Load Balancing
    • Enabling Fault Tolerance
    • Specifying the XML Communication Port
    • Ticket Expiration Settings
  • Web Interface Site Removal
  • Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues

Module 6: Delivering Applications and Content

  • Overview
  • Published Resources
    • Published Resource Types
    • Resource Publishing Phases
    • Resource Name and Location
    • Server Assignment
    • Configured or Anonymous Accounts
    • Users and Groups
    • Resource Publishing Settings
  • VM Hosted Apps
    • Components of VM Hosted Apps
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Published Resource Settings
    • Access Control
    • Content Redirection
    • Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options
    • Configuring Resource Appearance
  • Published Resource Configuration
    • Session Pre-Launch
    • Managing Connections to Resources
    • Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
  • Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues

Module 7: Streaming Applications

  • Overview
  • Application Streaming
    • Application Streaming Benefits
    • Application Streaming Components
    • Application Streaming Communication Process
    • Streaming App-V Packages
  • Citrix Offline Plug-in
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache
    • Citrix Offline Plug-in Installation
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler
    • Profiling Process
    • Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler
    • Creating a Profile
    • Profile Security Setting
    • Targets
    • Inter-Isolation Communication
    • Profile Preference Settings
    • Profile System Requirements
    • Profile Installation Types
    • Profile Properties
    • Known Limits for Profiling Applications
    • Target Properties
    • Upgrading an Application in a Target
  • Application Delivery Methods
  • The Use Web Delivery Method
  • To Stream to Servers
  • Publishing a Streamed Application
    • Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application
    • Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications
    • Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management
    • Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List
    • Providing Offline Access
    • Offline Access Period
    • Renewing Offline Access Period
    • Application Caching
    • Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
  • Troubleshooting Streaming Issues

Module 8: Configuring Policies

  • Overview
  • Group Policy Integration
    • IMA-based Group Policies
    • Group Policy Extensions
    • Group Policy Architecture
  • Policy Evaluation
    • Policy Application Process
    • Policy Processing and Precedence
    • Policy Changes Example
    • Policy Precedence Exceptions
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling

Module 9: Configuring Load Management

  • Overview
  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing
    • Load Balancing Process
  • Load Calculation
    • Load Calculations
  • Load Evaluator Configuration
    • Creating Custom Load Evaluators
    • Thresholds for Load Management
    • Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
  • Load Balancing Policies
    • Creating Load Balancing Policies
    • Force Application Streaming
  • Preferential Load Balancing
    • Preferential Load Balancing Example
    • Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues

Module 10: Optimizing the User Experience

  • Overview
  • Optimizing Session Performance
    • Enabling Display Settings
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
    • Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
  • HDX RealTime
    • Enabling HDX RealTime
    • Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
  • HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play
    • Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
  • HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
  • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
  • HDX 3D Image Acceleration
    • Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
  • HDX 3D Progressive Display
    • Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
  • User Profiles
    • Differentiating User Profile Types
    • Redirecting User Data
    • Managing User Profiles
    • Enabling Profile Management
    • Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
  • Troubleshooting User Experience Issues

Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications

  • Overview
  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver
    • Citrix Receiver for Windows
    • Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
  • Citrix Merchandising Server
    • Citrix Merchandising Server Architecture
  • Plug-ins
    • Supported Plug-ins, Clients and Receivers
    • Plug-in Delivery
    • Client for Java
    • Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues

Module 12: Configuring Printing

  • Overview
  • Printing Concepts
    • Printing Definitions
    • Printer Types
    • Printing Security
  • Default Printing Behavior
    • Altering the Default Printing Behavior
  • Printer Provisioning
    • User Self-Provisioning
    • Printer Auto-Creation
  • Printing Pathways
    • Network Printing Pathway
    • Client Printing Pathway
    • Printing Pathway Demonstration
  • Printer Drivers
    • Printer Driver Types
  • Citrix Universal Printing
    • Enhanced MetaFile Format
    • Print Preview
    • Citrix Universal Printer
    • Configuring Citrix Universal Printing
  • Administrator-Assigned Network Printers
    • Adding a Network Printer
    • Editing Network Printer Settings
    • Specifying the Default Printer
  • Workspace Control and Proximity Printing
    • Configuring Proximity Printing
  • Printing Preferences
    • Printing Properties
    • Printing Preference Hierarchy
    • Configuring Printer Property Retention
  • Printing Bandwidth
  • Troubleshooting Printing Issues

Module 13: Securing XenApp

  • Overview
  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay
    • SSL Relay Communication
    • Configuring SSL Relay
  • Access Gateway
    • Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios
    • Access Gateway Communications
    • Digital Certificates
    • Securing Access to Hosted Applications
    • SmartAccess
  • Web Interface Configuration
    • Access Methods
    • Access Gateway Settings
    • Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
  • Security Configuration Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp

Module 14: Monitoring XenApp

  • Overview
  • Health Monitoring and Recovery
  • Service Monitoring for XenApp
    • Service Monitoring Components
    • Service Monitoring Communication
  • License Usage Monitoring
    • Configuring License Alerts
    • Viewing License Usage
    • Viewing Historical License Data
  • Workflow Studio Overview
    • Workflow Studio Architecture
    • Workflow Automation Use Cases
  • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
  • Administering the Farm using Commands

Module 15: Additional Components

  • Overview
  • SmartAuditor
    • SmartAuditor Components
    • Session Recording Process
  • Single Sign-on
    • Single Sign-on Components
    • Single Sign-on Process
  • Branch Optimization
    • Branch Repeater Components
    • Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-in
  • Provisioning Services
    • Provisioning Services Components
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer
    • XenServer Components
Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration
Training Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

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